Mulenga Sata has given PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri seven days to apologise for accusing him of having connived with his step mother, Dr Christine Kaseba, to kill his father, late president Michael Sata.
According to a demand letter dated May 17, 2016 addressed to Phiri by his lawyers AKM Legal Practitioners, Mulenga demanded to be paid K10 million for damages within seven days to avoid a court process against the PF deputy secretary general.
“In your sayings, you no doubt, in direct mention of and in reference to our client, stated the following that:
Our client, in collusion with his stepmother planned and killed his father, the late Michael Chilufya Sata, the past fifth president of the Republic of Zambia; our client is corrupt and corruptly obtained or stole money to acquire or purchase a house in Sunningdale, Lusaka. That our client was a dog seller before he joined government; our client got involved and interfered with his parents’ marital problems; our client has no grade 12 certificate; our client was and continues to be stupid; our client does not deserve to have a better life equal to or more than yourself and further without any shame you decided to drag the free and independent soul and name of the little angel late Kayula, daughter of our client, into your defamatory comment,” Mulenga’s demand letter stated.
“We hasten to mention that the above words in their natural, ordinary and plain meaning have injured our client heavily. Further, to any reasonable person of standing in society, our client finds the above words not only highly defamatory, but ungodly, evil and highly injurious not only to himself, but to the entire of his family, friends, business partners and his supporters.”
Mulenga’s lawyers stated that Mumbi’s statement showed that she knew how president Sata died and so had privileged information, which the government had never revealed to the public and so her utterances could be of great help to investigative agencies to determine how the former head of state died.