President Sata, who was swearing in two new electoral commissioners, Judge Christopher Mushabati and Frederick Ngandu, warned opposition leader Nevers Mumba of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) that he was “lucky” that the PF was no longer in opposition.
“They are very lucky that I am not in opposition, (nga nail banyela) I would have shitted on them in Mufumbwe,” President Sata said in vernacular vulgar language in front of running media cameras at State House today.
President Michael Sata also publicly ordered Electoral Commissioner of Zambia (ECZ) chairperson Justice Irene Mambilima to discipline the local council officer in the Mufumbwe parliamentary by-election for having suspended 18 polling agents who were suspected of being PF cadres.
President Sata accused MMD leader Nevers Mumba of instructing the local council officer to suspend the teachers.
“Under the instructions from Nevers Mumba, the retaining officer Madam Justice Mambilima has suspended 18 teachers accusing them of being PF, 18 teachers have been suspended as polling agents by this council secretary, now if he is firing them because they are PF, that means who is he?”
“I am very glad with the manner you people at ECZ have handled elections so maturely, but there are a few bad officers who are doing wrong like this officer in Mufumbwe,” said President Sata.