By Nation Reporter
FORMER Lusaka Province Minister Mulenga Sata last Saturday hastily left Kabwata Musana.com bar after word went round that he was in the vicinity.
According to sources, Mr. Sata allegedly faced severe hostility from angry patrons who accused him of betraying his late father, president Michael Chilufya Sata, by ditching the Patriotic Front (PF), a party which he founded.
Meanwhile, a video in which president Sata was condemning first republican president Kenneth Kaunda and his son Panji Kaunda for attempting to turn UNIP into a family political party at the time has gone viral on social media.
President Sata is heard speaking strongly against turning Zambia into a monarch contrary to Mulenga Sata’s claims that he was the heir to the PF presidency after his father’s death.
“The presidency is not like a kingdom which is hereditary; the fact that Dr. Kenneth Kaunda is President of Zambia does not mean that his son Panji can be president.
“How do you expect a person who has never held any leadership position to rule a country? Mr. Sata wondered.
Mr Sata argued at the time that UNIP should not be turned into a Kaunda dynasty and that his vision was that leadership was never restricted to one particular family and that Zambians should be given the right to elect leaders of their choice.
“There is no way we can have Dr. Kaunda’s son Panji as president as if Zambia is a monarchy; the people have the right to choose leaders of their choice,’’ Mr Sata says in the video.