NANCY SIMAE, Lusaka
FIRST Lady Christine Kaseba has called on Zambians to mourn her husband in peace because that is what he preached.
Dr Kaseba said her husbandâ€™s dignity must be upheld no matter the provocation.
The First Lady said this in a speech read on her behalf by Minister of Tourism and Arts Jean Kapata at the Show grounds yesterday.
â€œMy husband preached love and peace and hence during this mourning period, letâ€™s maintain peace,â€ she said.
Dr Kaseba and members of the first family yesterday joined hundreds of mourners at the show grounds in Lusaka.
She said Zambia is a Christian nation and God must be left to take control of every situation and that President Sata must be respected even in his death.
â€œI have to mourn with you because the President was a peopleâ€™s man,â€ Dr Kaseba said.
She also urged members of the public aggrieved by any situation not to take to the streets.
The First Lady and her family members arrived at the Show grounds at 15:10 hours and stayed with the mourners for over two hours.
The crowd was soothed by local gospel artistes Nathan Nyirenda, Kings Malembe, and Karen, among others.
Cabinet ministers and other senior Government and PF officials were also in attendance.