Zambia: Mulenga Sata Goes Missing From Kabwata Campaigns

HH thought he had won a political bonanza to have people like Mulenga Sata, Guy Scott and his wife, Miles Sampa, among others, but little did he know that all of them survived on PF’s political fortune as created by late Micheal Sata.

Campaigns for the Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) in Lusaka’s sprawling Kabwata Constituency have been thrown into chaos as the party’s candidate Mulenga Sata continues to be visibly absent from the exercise hardly 15 days to go before Zambia goes for its watershed General elections.

Constituency officials in the area have expressed dismay with Sata’s persistent lack of organisation and strategy as he battles it out in the race to Manda Hill against veteran parliamentarian Given Lubinda.

“Ba Mulenga bena na adoption certificate twabasendelekofye, the last time we saw him was on nomination day, ever since, balinga napa chani. Look at our campaign here, Given Lubinda is no small opponent. But with ba Mulenga, kamofye ifipale ne chimeko chabo chilya chine” one official who elected to remain anonymous lamented.

Mulenga, a former Lusaka Mayor and son to charismatic late Zambian Head of State Micheal Sata left his father’s political party and jumped into the UPND amid pomp and splendour but has failed to impress since then, he almost immediately crawled back into the woodwork of political oblivion after the event.

Most observers say his decision to abandon the PF, founded by his father over a decade ago marked the catastrophic end of his relatively budding political career.

Given the political circumstances in Kabwata, it is highly likely that Given Lubinda is going in for his fourth term as an MP.

Clement Tembo an independent has made enrolls in Kabwata but I think he will not much Given who has all the PF support.

Unfortunately for HH, he stands to lose a lot in Kabwata because no one is campaigning for him while President Lungu has recorded some serious success, especially the roads and lightings, which the PF embarked on when they came in.

President Lungu is expected to scoop most of the votes in Kabwata Constituency.

Source: Zambia Reports.