Guy Scott has been appointed Zambia’s interim president following the death of the current president on Tuesday. The 70 year-old leader becomes Africa’s first white leader since the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Scott who was previously the vice-president, was promoted to the top job on Wednesday and will hold office for 90 days upon which until an election is held.
This was confirmed by the Defence Minister Edgar Lungu who had acted as the president while Sata was away
“Dr Scott will act as president of the Republic of Zambia until the country goes for a presidential by election”.
Speaking to The Telegraph, he termed his position as “a bit of a shock to the system”, however adding: “I’m very proud to be entrusted with it.”