Christine Kaseba

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Christine Kaseba
Christine Kaseba-Sata.jpg
Kaseba in September 2014
Former First Lady of Zambia
In role
September 23, 2011 – October 28, 2014
PresidentMichael Sata
Preceded byThandiwe Banda
Succeeded byCharlotte Scott
Personal details
Political partyPatriotic Front
Spouse(s)Michael Sata (?-2014; his death)

Christine Kaseba is a Zambian physician, surgeon and politician. She was the First Lady of Zambia from September 2011 until October 2014. She is the widow of former President Michael Sata, who died in office on October 28, 2014.[1] She is also a long-time physician and surgeon, specializing in gynecology and obstetrics, at University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.

Life and career[change | change source]

Kaseba was the second wife of Michael Sata, the country's president from 2011 to 2014.[2] Christine Kaseba and Michael Sata had eight children together.[3]

On November 18, 2014 Kaseba filed her nomination papers to contest the January 2015 presidential by-election under the Patriotic Front party shortly after her husband's death. However, she and other seven PF candidates lost their party's nomination to Edgar Lungu at the party's November general conference.[4]

In 2016, it was reported that Christine Kaseba might be chosen as the vice presidential running mate of UPND presidential nominee, Hakainde Hichilema, for the 2016 election.[5]

Kaseba serves on the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Zulu, Delphine (2014-11-19). "Zambia: Kaseba in". Times of Zambia (AllAfrica.com). Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  2. "Michael Sata - obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 2014-10-29. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  3. Smith, David (2014-11-29). "Guy Scott takes interim role after Zambian president Sata's death". The Guardian. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  4. Malambo, Clement (2014-11-30). "Edgar Lungu Wins PF Candidacy but Faces Challenges". Zambia Reports (AllAfrica.com). Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  5. Adamu, Peter (2016-06-01). "It's Dr Kaseba-Sata For UPND Running Mate?". Zambia Reports. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  6. "The Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control (GTF.CCC)". The Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control (GTF.CCC). Retrieved 5 August 2016.