Statement by the U.S. Ambassador-designate Eric Schultz Upon the Death of His Excellency President Michael Chilufya Sata

October 29, 2014 | Lusaka

On behalf of the American people and the U.S. Embassy, I am deeply saddened by the passing of His Excellency the fifth Republican President of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata. President Sata was a man of the people who was strongly committed to building his country during its first 50 years. We recognize his many accomplishments and his passion for advancing Zambia’s development.

We join the Zambian people, Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata and President Sata’s family in mourning his passing. The United States and the American people will always remain committed to our Zambian friends, especially at this time of mourning and sorrow. We will continue working closely with the Zambian Government moving forward and anticipate a peaceful and constitutional transition.