The President's Speech was the calmer part of yesterday's press conference, then the temperature went up with this Question & Answer Session. I am of the opinion that the Q&A was lacking in substance and more deeply disappointing compared to the main speech. The President clearly has not heeded the advice I gave in A Memo to Banda and Governing in difficult times.
Updates (Q&A Fallout) :
Needless to say the nature of the Q&A session was always going to have deep reactions from those singled for special treatment by the President. We'll keep a rolling update to the Q&A reactions.
The Post was among the earliest to respond with their detailed editorial Rupiah is a Joker.
The Media Ethics Council of Zambia (MECOZ) has come out in support the President Rupiah over the alleged controversy surrounding photos of a woman giving birth.
The UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema has launched a scathing attack on President Banda in the wake of the latter's remarks - Rupiah can't reconcile himself mentally, charges HH.
The Pf Leader Michael Sata has now responded to the President's remarks - Rupiah has always been a total failure - Sata.