|PF leader MIchael Sata addresses a
rally at Kaunda Square in Serenje yesterday 17.09.2011 – The
is ready to change Zambia for good, says Michael
Addressing a mammoth rally in Mandevu, Sata said the MMD had failed
"MMD tell us what you have done, don't talk about Michael
Sata. What we are seeing in Zambia today without Kenneth Kaunda there will be
nothing. Rupiah Banda was my MP when I was a councillor in Bauleni," Sata
"Rupiah Banda came to take over when I left as Lusaka district
governor. I was MP for Kabwata, Rupiah Banda was MP for Munali. So you can ask
people of Kabwata and Munali what Rupiah Banda did in Munali and what I did in
He urged the people to liberate themselves by voting for PF
"MMD has ruled us for 20 years. MMD has failed; they brought
multi-partism but let us change so that we can tell them that we are ready to
change Zambia and change it for good," Sata said.
"If you want to
know the number of thieves, give us the vote, we shall show you the thieves. We
are going to stamp out corruption and the money which is in Rupiah Banda's
pocket will come into your pockets."
Sata also criticised the sale of Finance
Bank to FNB.
"Finance Bank had the largest branches in Zambia.
Finance Bank doesn't belong to Rupiah Banda and Caleb Fundanga Bank of Zambia
Governor," Sata said.
"Finance Bank was not under liquidation and
therefore Rupiah Banda cannot sell it because the buildings of Finance Bank
alone are more than K27 billion."
He said already FNB, the new owner of
the Bank has told workers of Finance Bank to resign and reapply for
He said President Banda started troubles with Finance Bank because
the bank lent him money which he failed to pay.
And Sata complained about
the double-standards being shown by the Electoral
Commission of Zambia.
"My dear young sister Priscilla Isaac ECZ
director must realise that she is not the first person to be at ECZ. We had Mr
Dan Kalale, where is he? My dear judge justice Irene Mambilima, how can she say
we stop campaigning on Sunday and she allows Rupiah Banda on Monday to go and
open a stadium?" Sata asked.
"Where I come from they say ukutangila
tekufika. Today we are unemployed, today we are suffering… in Nyanja they say
chabwela pa muzako chapita, mawa chili pali iwe."
He also cautioned Zesco
Limited against being partisan.
"All the radio stations which are
supposed to listen to us, they have shut power by Rupiah Banda but on 19th go
and sleep outside the polling stations," Sata said. "I want to tell Zesco to be
very careful. They are punishing the people of Zambia when they switch off
He urged the crowd to be alert and ignore the propaganda from the
"On 19th they will start broadcasting that Mr Sata is dead.
I would like to ask Mr Phiri from Times of Zambia, Mr Milimo from Zambia Daily
Mail and Mr Mupeso from ZNBC to start counting down," he said.
the crowd to receive all the gifts the MMD was distributing but vote for
"Rupiah Banda is spending lots of money to the people of Zambia but
you should just get that money, Don't kubeba," he said.
He said President
Banda was a scared person because he did not take over MMD in a proper
"Some few months ago, the same house in Makeni where the MMD was
hiding the vehicles and bicycles that's where they are hiding fake ballot
papers," he said.
He said the MMD was going round cheating soldiers that
when he becomes president, soldiers would be sweeping the
"Today, in the defence and security forces the commanders are
those on contract. When PF is in government we have to reverse that because when
you have people on contract you demoralise those who are not on contract," said
And PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba said the day was coming
when President Banda would leave State House.
"For Rupiah Banda to get
out of State House, it is going to depend on your vote. For Rupiah Banda to get
out of State House, you must go out and vote for Michael Sata. Make sure you
vote PF councillors, members of parliament and Michael Sata," Kabimba
"You young men and women, you are unemployed today because of
Rupiah Banda's government." ...