Sata chose to trivialize HH’s letter, tells him, you have never been elected

President Michael Sata whose whereabouts still remain a source of concern to many Zambians is reported to have refused to answer to issues raised by opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema saying he would first want to know who voted for him.

Acknowledging receiving Hichilema’s letter dated July 9, 2013 in which he questioned the continuous stay of Justice Lombe Chibeskunda as Acting Chief Justice, President Sata refused to address the issue. He said he would only do so after Hichilema tells him who had elected him as UPND president.

“I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 9th July, 2013, on the above matter. I will only respond to your letter when you tell me who elected you as president of the United Party for National Development (UPND), because as far as we know, you have never been elected to the section, branch, ward, constituency, district, province and let alone to the presidency of your party,” President Sata said in his response letter to Hichilema.

The UPND leader had informed President Sata in his letter that the continued stay of Justice Chibesakunda as Head of the Judiciary was illegal.
Hichilema informed the President that what was obtaining in the Judiciary suggested that there was more rot now than at any other time in the history of the country.

He said if the situation was not addressed it would erode the confidence the people have in the country’s important arm of government.