Lusaka, October 29th, ZANIS—The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) says it has learnt with deep shock about the death of President Michael Sata.
MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale said it was sad that the death of President Sata had come at the country was celebrating its golden jubilee of independence.
In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Ms. Mwale said the President will be remembered for his contribution towards media freedom.
Ms. Mwale named some of the media reforms as the creation of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) and the Zambia Media Council (ZAMEC).
She has since conveyed the deepest condolences to the President’s family and wished them God’s comfort during this sad period.
President Michael Sata died at King Edwards the Seventh hospital inCENTRAL London at 20:11 hours last night.
Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska announced the death of President Sata to the nation on ZNBC Radio and Television in Lusaka this morning.
Meanwhile, Vice President Guy Scott has been appointed to act as interim President during the 90 days leading to the Presidential by-election.