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Michael Chilufya Sata (King Cobra)

Date of Birth: 1937
Place of Birth: Mpika
Died: 28/10/2014


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Lungu for longer

Kambwili a Bemba speaker who still holds his seat for the Roan constituency on the Copperbelt is an effective grassroots mobiliser who was one of late President Michael Sata's key loyalists and a founding member of the party...


Lungu's victory under fire

Before President Michael Sata flew abroad for medical treatment he made Lungu then Defence Minister acting President...


Racing to the finish

Lungu defeated Hichilema by only 27 000 votes in the January 2015 presidential bye-election that followed the death of President Michael Sata...

Campaigning in Mpika homeland of the late President Michael Sata Lungu said he did not care about the international election observers and vowed to 'sort out' opposition supporters if they dispute the election results...


Kaizar the kingpin

He was a United Party for National Development cadre before the 2006 general election when the UPND was by far the biggest opposition party and quickly rose through the ranks but it was his subsequent association with the late President Michael Sata that brought him to prominence...


A close political race gets angrier

Several important figures in the Patriotic Front have defected to the opposition UPND among them Guy Scott the former Vice President who took over the top job briefly after the death of his friend and ally President Michael Sata...

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Not the last Post

Although the Post was seen as supportive of the PF government under President Michael Sata it opposed Edgar Lungu's ascendancy to the Presidency in 2015 which seems to have triggered the paper's current problems...


Lungu schemes to survive

From the left Lungu has to see off a challenge from the Democratic Front a new party which has split from the PF and is led by the late President Michael Sata's nephew Miles Sampa (AC Vol 56 No 23 PF scrambles for support)...


PF scrambles for support

Former Vice-President Guy Scott who was part of the PF's more radical strand which is sometimes called 'the cartel' and included President Michael Sata and former PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba said that Sampa felt 'humiliated' that top cabinet positions had been given to close associates of Banda...


Wing and a prayer economics

Under the late President Michael Sata the government decided to front-load investment in infrastructure says Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba...

Chikwanda took advantage of the late President Michael Sata's flagging health to manipulate new legislation that abolished the corporate tax for mining firms and set higher mineral royalty levels say cabinet sources...


The party rebrands for the polls

Under the growing influence of former President Rupiah Banda President Edgar Lungu is turning the governing Patriotic Front away from the left-leaning legacy of the late Michael Sata...

Kambwili who challenged Lungu for the succession as PF leader to the late Michael Sata is upset that former fierce critics of Sata such as Dora Siliya who was Information Minister in ex-President Banda's Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) government are now ensconced in the PF and taking a leading role in planning Lungu's election campaign next year...

'After the demise of our president Michael Sata we went through a very very dangerous political turbulence our party was almost coming to extinction but by the grace of God we managed to hold together came back together as PF and we won [the presidential election] in January 2015 ' Musonda said...


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