Scott says speculation on Sata's India visit is nonsense
Vice President Guy Scott has described as nonsense speculation in some sections of online media that President Michael Sata trip to India yesterday is on medical grounds.
Dr Scott was responding to a question by Kamfinsa Member of Parliament Moses Chishimba during the vice president's question time who wanted to find out the circumstances under which the President left for India in order to dispel speculation.
He told the house that he knew of the President's planned private visit to India a week ago.
Dr Scott however stated that it would not be surprising if President Sata took the opportunity during his visit to India to have a medical checkup.
The Speaker however reminded the vice president that the word nonsense was unparliamentary.
And the vice president says there is no connection between the heavy presence of soldiers and Police in Mongu and the planned Barotse national council consultative meeting scheduled for 26th March to 28th March.
Dr Scott has also cautioned the opposition against inciting the people of western province by the mere presence of defence and security personnel in Mongu.