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Sata Booed at Lusaka Showgrounds, Fails to Tour Stands

Zambian President Michael Sata was on Saturday booed when he officiated at the annual agriculture and commercial show in Lusaka prompting security personnel to cancel a scheduled tour of stands.

President Sata, a populist politician of the ruling PF, ascended to the top office in the country about 10 months ago but failure to fulfill his campaign promises particularly within the 90 day period has caused a lot of discontent among Zambians.

Majority of showgoers are youths who supported Sata and came face to face with him on Saturday reminding him of the jobs and “more money in their pockets” he pledged.

A local television station – Muvi TV – captured Zambian youths booing President Sata and his entourage during the 86th agriculture and commercial show in Lusaka.

The youths said they were promised jobs which Sata had not delivered. They cried foul that the “more money in your pockets” slogan was also a fake promise that was not trickling down to the general populace.

President Sata had promised wholesale development within 90 days but none of his promises which were anchored on deceit have succeeded.

Instead of reducing the size of government, President Sata has made several tribesmen deputy ministers and for the first time in the history of the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs has three deputies.

Security personnel prematurely cancelled President Sata’s tour with his colleague President Robert Mugabe who was the guest of honour continuing with the programme.

Other sources, however, report that apart from the hostile reception from youths, President Sata’s health was also not good enough to see him round the stands.

19 Comments

  1. Pampongolo

    Finshi filecitika kanshi?What is really happening?

  2. Zambia Yanga

    Already? I want to watch it, is it on Youtube?

  3. Hambote

    This blog belongs to the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka. Zambians know. Those youths were mobilised and given money to get into the showgrounds and cause confusion. This story is twisted and jaundiced to achieve Mark Storella’s objectives of dicrediting Sata who has refused to be dictated to by U.S.

    • McLemmy

      Don’t pretend you can’t read the political & economic situations. From the time Sata came into power, things have been worsening because he is Chimbwi No Plan. Crime wave is also rising! Where is the Government?

    • Uncle Pipos

      So now Mark Storella has become the enemy just a few months back Sata was sending him love letters complaining about RB.

  4. London

    No one was paid any money you of cadres your Sara conned the the people and this is what he will get- remember about 90 days?

  5. Bambo XVI

    Let the President organised an advisory meeting with the three top mother bodies of the churches and get advises. It should be at a soonest possible time before its too late. Have you seen the outcome of what seem to be as government unplaned and unpolicied pronouncements!….More money in the pockets; I was once walking in Lusaka last week; and I overhead a vendor saying, ” more stones in the pockets”, ….. what has happened to a chinese miner over a pronouncement of Minimum wage without dialogue with the giver of money. Look at the number of murders in the country getting worse everyday. Who is to blame. Let the leadership talk to three mother bodies. The three are not job seekers; but have the heart for good governance. They will give you a balanced advise; not even a wife can do better than them. A woman will mislead one to say certain positions in the family can be headed by a women. Lets wait for fulfillment of National Service next year. Avoid misleading pronouncements.

  6. Forum for AGE Justice International

    Let the President organised an advisory meeting with the three top mother bodies of the churches and get advises. It should be at a soonest possible time before its too late. Have you seen the outcome of what seem to be as government unplaned and unpolicied pronouncements!….More money in the pockets; I was once walking in Lusaka last week; and I overhead a vendor saying, ” more stones in the pockets”, ….. what has happened to a chinese miner over a pronouncement of Minimum wage without dialogue with the giver of money. Look at the number of murders in the country getting worse everyday. Who is to blame. Let the leadership talk to three mother bodies. The three are not job seekers; but have the heart for good governance. They will give you a balanced advise; not even a wife can do better than them. A woman will mislead one to say certain positions in the family can be headed by a women. Lets wait for fulfillment of National Service next year. Avoid misleading pronouncements.

  7. Fenwick

    @Hambote, the booing was genuine. You’re in denial?

  8. kampa wabo

    What the PF cadres and supporters are saying is that they used to pay the youths money to support them and vote against MMD. Otherwise where is the proof that youths were paid? The youths are just demanding what was promised to them, nothing more. This will teach politicians to be careful of what they say and promise the voters. It is a big lesson for all aspiring politicians not to take people for granted

  9. bweetic

    Pf.part of fairelers stupid president

  10. Mwine

    lets continue booing this CNP until he leaves statehouse. He’s wasting our time as he is clueless as to what it entails to govern.

  11. Mainza

    @Hambote
    Be realistic and come out of that PF cacoon. What has the booing of Sata by youths to do with this site. Owned by US embassy or not I don’t care as long they are reporting what is happening in this country. The earlier Sata realises that his lies have wrecked many youth’s hopes the better. Denialism will not take you anywhere except out of power soon than you expected. Zambia is in a mess. We are really suffering unders Sata-n and there is no hope for the future. Please, Zambia Reports keep informing the masses.

    • Kigali Sitali

      if u were at the showground, u will understand what happened. the youths were selling things like masks and face-painting. the show organisers confined them in one place and that is why they were upset and protested. they were shouting: “We want jobs, we don’t want to steal”. MUVI TV reported accurately they said the youths mobbed the president asking for jobs. The clips shown by MUVI depict youths complaining that they had come from as far as Kitwe and Ndola to do business in the showgrounds but they were being denied freedom to do so. This is contrary to the headline in this story, which ironically quotes the MUVI TV report, but goes further to twist the report it quotes.
      This is a stupid way of turning people against the government. The youth MOBBED and did not BOO the President. This blog is out to discredit Sata and blind gullible stupid Zambians are making the Americans happy by believing nonsense. Ask those who were at the showground, MORONS
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  12. Kigali Sitali

    if u were at the showground, u will understand what happened. the youths were selling things like masks and face-painting. the show organisers confined them in one place and that is why they were upset and protested. they were shouting: “We want jobs, we don’t want to steal”. MUVI TV reported accurately they said the youths mobbed the president asking for jobs. The clips shown by MUVI depict youths complaining that they had come from as far as Kitwe and Ndola to do business in the showgrounds but they were being denied freedom to do so. This is contrary to the headline in this story, which ironically quotes the MUVI TV report, but goes further to twist the report it quotes.
    This is a stupid way of turning people against the government. The youth MOBBED and did not BOO the President. This blog is out to discredit Sata and blind gullible stupid Zambians are making the Americans happy by believing nonsense. Ask those who were at the showground, MORONS

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  14. kuichaila

    looking at the behavior of some oposition wt would stop them from oganising thier caders to do that? thats rubbish u cant behave like that

  15. I have a dream

    @kigali sitali. Be truthful, help the president by telling him that things are not that good on the ground. Check today’s Daily mail story on the same subject.

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