When I saw Madam Christine Kaseba coming off that plane that carried the body of her husband I imagined the anguish she must have been going through. For a jovial person that she is she looked a lonely and unfamiliar sight. The pain and anguish she was (is) going through was written all over her face. The pain of losing a husband and life partner should be unbearable.
May we all pray for God’s comfort to fall on the First Lady, the First Family and the entire family of Zambia.
This is a hard and trying moment for all the people of Zambia. Let us unite and show the world that in moments like this we can put aside our religious, ethnical, and political differences. Let us mourn our president with the dignity that he deserves.
Ma’am, we are with you in this trying moment. The people of Zambia are in mourning with you.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” -2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Zambian President Michael Sata has died. President Sata died in London where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
Roland Msiska, secretary to the Zambian Cabinet, said in a statement on Wednesday that Sata died late on Tuesday in London, where he was being treated.
“As you are aware the president was receiving medical attention in London,” Msiska told state television.
“The head of state passed away on October 28. President Sata’s demise is deeply regreted. The nation will be kept informed on burial arrangements.”
Sata’s wife, Christine Kaseba, his son and mayor of Lusaka Mulenga Sata and other family members were with the 77-year-old president when he died.
Mr. Sata becomes the second Zambian head of state to die in office following President Levy Mwanawasa‘s death in 2008.
President Sata’s death comes a few days after Zambia celebrated 50 years of independence from Britain on October 24th.
Mr. Sata had been president of Zambia since September, 2011 after winning a tight presidential race against the then incumbent, Rupiah Banda.