Flashback: Sata goes by bus, says we promised more money in people’s pockets.


By Edwin Mbulo in Livingstone
Post newspaper: Sun 04 Dec. 2011, 14:00
Thrift Sata abandons motorcade for a mini ride in Livingstone
PRESIDENT Michael Sata yesterday refused to use any government vehicle and demanded for a blue commuter’s minibus.
President Sata, who arrived in Livingstone after 13:30 hours aboard a Zambia Air Force ZAF plane, accompanied by one of his children and grandchildren protested and said he was not going anywhere unless he used a blue minibus because his government promised to put more money in people’s pockets.
Sata refused to use the safer government transport assigned to him opting for a minibus.
“Where is the blue minibus? I told you to get me a minibus. We promised to put more money in people’s pockets,” Sata said to his special assistant for press and public relations George Chellah.
President Sata later agreed to join his family in a Toyota bus registration number AJB 7970 driven by a plain clothed policeman.

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