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Foreign Secretary statement on the death of President Sata of Zambia

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Foreign Secretary offers condolences to the people of Zambia following the death of President Sata.

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Following the death of President Michael Sata in London, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

I was saddened to hear of the death of President Michael Sata. He played a commanding role in the public life of his country over three decades, as Governor of Lusaka, as the holder of several Ministerial positions in the 1990s, as the main Opposition leader, and finally as President. I would like to offer my condolences to his family and to the Zambian people at this time.

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Published 29 October 2014