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SATA Tells Off George Kunda’s Widow ‘Mourn Your Husband. MMD Will Never Bounce Back’

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has said the MMD will never bounce back to power and people should not be cheated because the Patriotic Front (PF) is now in control.
Mr Sata said whether one likes it or not, the PF is now presiding over the affairs of the nation and people should not be deceived that the MMD would bounce back.

Sata

He said this when he addressed a mammoth rally at Chibale Basic School grounds where he went to drum up support for PF Muchinga Constituency by-election candidate Jeliaty Ntembwa .
“We are in power now. We are the ones presiding over the affairs of the country and you should not be cheated that the MMD will bounce back. There was UNIP and now MMD will follow the same way UNIP died,” he said.
He however called for peaceful campaigns in the run-up to Thursday’s elections because people in the area were still mourning their former MP and late former Republican vice-president George Kunda.
The President said he was shocked that while the family of the late Kunda was still in mourning, his widow had allowed her son Howard Kunda to contest the by-election and that as a person who was married to a wife from Central Province, he had never heard of such a tradition.
He said the people of Muchinga should vote for the PF candidate Mr Ntembwa because he was a permanent resident of the area unlike Mr Kunda and National Restoration Party (NAREP) candidate Kenneth Ngosa.

Kunda’s widow Ireen

He said Mr Kunda should not cheat people that he wanted to continue with his late father’s programmes in the constituency because his father was the vice-president and his party was in government at the time.
He however challenged Mr Ntembwa to look into the plight of the people of Muchinga Constituency once voted into office.
He bemoaned that the constituency was faced with challenges such as poor road network, inadequate teachers in schools, inadequate health personnel in health centres as well as lack of clean water to drink.
At the same rally, PF General Secretary Wynter Kabimba said the people of Muchinga voted for MMD in the general elections last September because MMD members were lying to them that Mr Sata would bring war if elected President.
Mr Kabimba said the MMD also cheated the electorate that Mr Sata intended to kill all the old people if he won the elections.
“But has he killed people now? Is there war in the country?” asked Mr Kabimba as the people responded by saying no in unison.
Mr Sata addressed another rally at Nzamane Basic School where he told the people to vote for Mr Ntembwa and warned them not to listen to Mr Kunda who does not even have a job.
Mr Sata told the PF candidate that he needed to work hard as the job of an MP was not an easy one saying after spending 20 years himself in the National Assembly as an MP, he knew what he was talking about.
He said MMD president Nevers Mumba had no authority about politics because he had never gone through the lower organs of any party structure.
Earlier, the President paid courtesy calls on Chief Chisomo, Chief Chibala, Chief Mailo and Chieftainess Serenje all of the Lala speaking people in Serenje district.

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58 Responses to SATA Tells Off George Kunda’s Widow ‘Mourn Your Husband. MMD Will Never Bounce Back’

  1. Zimandola

    July 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Why should the whole of the president go to campaign for a member of parliament.Hasn’t he got enough experienced pipo who can do that job.The president has alot to sought out in this country and arguing with mrs Kunda should be the least of his priorities.we are not interested in how long she mourns her husband that is up to her.our interest is in seeing this country move forward and the president should bring such issues to the fore rather than such pettiness.

  2. francis

    July 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    people lets us face the truth, a widow as to mourn a hasband for a proird of time not within a month. think about it if it was your father or your brother,Sata was right he is father and fill about to lose the beloved one and you forget within a day,because of politics.wapapusha ndola iwe wemwanakasha inshakulumbule ishina nalakwebakofye abantu bonse balishiba ati iwe walifwilwe alaichindike twapapata walasangwe namuma politics.so she was just waiting for the hasband to die.

  3. inonge

    July 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    live Ireen alone Mr President.

  4. Dr. George Kalufumo

    July 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    This is what happens when a President runs out of promises. Traditional norms are relative and it does not mean we all have to mourn in a specified manner. Howard Kunda has the right to stand for political office, whether bereaved or not. President Kabila of DRC took office right after his father’s death and he is still there. President Sata must tell the nation how he is going to fulfill the many campaign promises he made, chief among them, provision of MORE JOBS, especially youth employment. We did not vote him into office to attend to mediocre issues.

  5. francis

    July 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Mwabantu bonse mwebale support Ireen tamwakwata uluse mulindoshi mulekwata inkumbu umulume namuchilindi talatulika naima ali muma politics,bushe sata aile kunganda yakwamukamfwilwe nangu basangene muma politics.muma politics mwaba insele so if you want to join politics look around yourself please stop saying sata said that.

  6. the truth

    July 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Sata is not fit to be president at all he does not know what he is doing he should be voted out before the country falls

  7. andrews

    July 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Ireen Kunda, kumushi kumwabo takwaba mafunde. Sata is write and very fit to run this country. ngawafwilwa, ufwile ukuichefya. I HAVE ONLY SEEN IREENS PIC FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, WHERE WAS SHE WHEN GEORGE WAS ALIVE, WHY WASNT SHE ACTIVE BEFORE GEORGE PAST ON? WEMWANA KASHI WAMU PAMBA!!!!! ICHILILO CHILILO!!!!!!

  8. NAPAPATA

    July 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

    ALA AMALWELE YALASABAISHA, EVEN GEORGE LAST DAYS WAS WORSE…. BA GEORGE BALE SABAILA NABENA. NABAMBULA ABO YOYOYOYO MAYO