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Michael Charles Chilufya Sata (6 July 1937 – 28 October 2014) was a Zambian politician who was the fifth president of Zambia, from 23 September 2011 until his death on 28 October 2014. A social democrat, he led the Patriotic Front (PF), a major political party in Zambia. Under President Frederick Chiluba, Sata was a minister during the 1990s as part of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) government. He went into opposition in 2001, forming the PF. As an opposition leader, Sata – popularly known as “King Cobra” – emerged as the leading opposition presidential contender and rival to President Levy Mwanawasa in the 2006 presidential election, but was defeated. Following Mwanawasa’s death, Sata ran again and lost to President Rupiah Banda in 2008.

Kazabu bashes UKA

By KELVIN MUDENDA – THE formation of the United Kwacha Alliance (UKA) is retrogressive and not in the best interest of ordinary Zambians, former Agriculture and Livestock minister Luxon Kazabu has charged.Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mr Kazabu who is also former Nkana Member of Parliament under the Michael Sata led Patriotic Front (PF) said […]

Claiming the high moral political pedestal

NO doubt about it, there are some political leaders who have mounted a scorch and annihilate crusade against President Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND.They have made it abundantly clear with no qualms about their intentions. They have traversed the countryside with sponsored programming on television, radio and wherever they care to speak to spew the […]

President Jogs to Make Good Decisions

[East African] Soon after he became President after his predecessor Michael Sata Zambia President Edgar Lungu's health became a subject of heated debates across the country.

‘Levy, Chiluba, Sata Inspirational Leaders’

[Times of Zambia] Indian president Ram Nath Kovind has described Zambia's late presidents Levy Mwanawasa, Fredrick Chiluba and Michael Sata as inspirational leaders in driving the country's development agenda forward.

Chikwanda Reveals How Sata Was Abused By Some Aides

[Zambia Reports] Former Finance minister and veteran diplomat Alexander Chikwanda has ruffled some feathers with his candid write up on how late President Michael Sata was held hostage by some of his aides.

2016 Elections – Democracy Hovering On the Precipice

[The Conversation Africa] When Rupiah Banda conceded defeat to Michael Sata in Zambia's 2011 elections, many commentators hailed the peaceful transfer of power as a sign that the country's democracy had matured. Twenty years after ousting the United Na...

Govt Disowns Mumbi Phiri’s Remarks

[Times of Zambia] THE Government has distanced itself from a statement attributed to Patriotic Front (PF) deputy general secretary Mumbi Phiri in which she alleged that Mulenga Sata and former first lady Christine Kaseba-Sata connived to kill late Pres...

GBM Insults Unfortunate

[Times of Zambia] THE manner in which United Party for National Development (UPND) vice president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) reacted to Mr Chilufya Tayali over the recording which went viral on social media in which GBM insulted th...

Michael Sata’s Fallen ‘Angels’

[Zambia Reports] There was once a time when the trio of Guy Lyndon Scott, Wynter Mwanachambwa Kabimba and Miles Sampa may have very easily represented the heart and soul of the ruling Patriotic Front. Together with the subtle backing of then President ...

Taking Development to Every Corner

[Times of Zambia] When late president Michael Sata was asked about his vision for Zambia after being sworn in as fifth Head of State, his answer was resolutely clear:

Miles Sampa Says Fr Bwalya Is an Opportunist

[Zambia Reports] Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa has described Patriotic Front Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya as an opportunist who waited for late former President Michael Sata to die for him to take over the ruling party.

Mpika Police Block GBM

[Zambian Watchdog] Police in Mpika have been trailing UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to order against passing through Mpika because Matero MP Miles Sampa is in Mpika hosting a Michael Sata football tournament.

Happy 59th Birthday President Lungu

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu today hit the 59th birthday mark and may have a few reflections on a day coincidentally that his predecessor President Michael Sata was put to rest.

ZRA Raids the Post for Over K15 Million in Unpaid Taxes

[Zambia Reports] The Post Newspapers' debt problems weighed even heavier this morning when taxmen pounced on the publication serving a K6, 954, 911.75 warrant of distress. Fred M'membe's Post Newspapers has earned notoriety for not paying taxes and als...

Sata Remembered

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu yesterday led scores of people from different walks of life at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Lusaka to celebrate the life of late President Michael Sata who died on October 28, last year.