According to the government owned and PF controlled Times of Zambia, Sata made the revelations at a public rally in Livingstone.
The broadsheet Times of Zambia covered Sata’s shocking revelation into what they claim was a joke but further wrote that when the head of state was MMD national secretary, he hated late UPND leader Anderson Mazoka and others because he thought they were weakening the former ruling party.
Mazoka resigned from the MMD to form UPND which was widely viewed to have won a rigged election in 2001 that brought Levy Mwanawasa on the presidential platform.
Sata was in Livinsgtone campaigning for Thursday’s by-election.
PF is fielding Joseph Akafumba for the Livingstone seat while candidates for the Mosi-o-tunya and Akapelwa wards are Chrispine Sepiso and Chileshe Sikazwe, respectively.
Sata forced the three candidates to kneel down at a rally to beg for votes.