PRESIDENT Michael Sata has mocked Hakainde Hichilema over his ascendancy to the presidency of UPND.
In a letter to Hichilema dated July 12, 2013, President Sata said he would only respond to Hichilema’s claims after telling him the legitimacy of his leadership.
“RE: Appointment of acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda. I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 9th July, 2013, on the above matter. I will only respond to your letter when you tell me who elected you as president of the United Party for National Development (UPND), because as far as we know, you have never been elected to the section, branch, ward, constituency, district, province and let alone to the presidency of your party,” read President Sata’s response to Hichilema’s letter.
In his letter to President Sata, Hichilema stated that the continued stay of justice Chibesakunda at the helm of the Judiciary was illegal.