Preident Michael Sata yesterday returned from his ‘tour of duty’ in the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
According to the PF government owned and controlled Daily Mail, immediately after disembarking from the British Airways plane and greeting the welcoming party at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Mr Sata scanned around the security personnel and asked for Lusaka Province police commissioner Charity Katanga.
“Where is Katanga?” Mr Sata inquired, an indication that he had not seen the person he was looking for among the security personnel.
Katanga stepped out of the crowd and President Sata shook hands with her and then he proceeded to board a helicopter to State House.
Katanga recently came into the public limelight after officers under her command brutalised opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) youths during an attemped peaceful demonstration.
President Sata, who arrived around 05:50 hours, was accompanied by his wife Christine Kaseba and George Chellah, his mouth-piece.
Among those who welcomed him were Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda, who had been acting President, Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba, Home Affairs Minister Kennedy Sakeni and service chiefs.
Sata also inquired about the Presidential red helicopter from Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander Lieutenant-General Erick Chimese before boarding the copper-coloured one.
“What has happened to my red aircraft? It is more comfortable than this thing,”Sata asked.