STATE HO– USE is saddened with the malicious, sadistic and unfounded story, which is circulating that His Excellency Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia has died.

This follows the publication of an insensible and sickening article by a named uncouth website, claiming that the Head of State was assassinate…d in the early hours of today, January 22, 2012.

As a matter of fact, State House is aware that such horrid stories are being perpetrated by certain rogue elements, with a bulk of them being investigated for gross misconduct and corruption in the ongoing crusade against graft.

These elements are being aided in this attempt to create panic and despondency in our people by another cluster of frustrated politicians, who cannot stomach the reality of losing an election.

The Presidency is wide awake to this low-priced political campaign and has ordered the state security wings to straight away bring the perpetrators of such evil acts to book.

In the past, the President tolerated akin stories and dismissed them politely but now that he has the mandate of the Zambian people to govern and a development agenda to fulfil; we will let the state security wings chat the way forward on this and any related matters in order to safeguard and preserve the peace this country has enjoyed over a long period of time.

Our word of caution to those behind these thoughtless, persistent and inhumane stories circulating in the country, especially on the internet is for them to stop at once before they meet the penalty of their deeds.
This is according to a statement Issued by statehouse special assistant to the President for press and public relations, George Chellah