Saturday 24 June 2017

After Sata's death, what could be the end result of this succession battle?

The battle to succeed late Zambian president Michael Sata has entered the courts, with supporters of one contender claiming that his right to take over as interim president had been unlawfully denied.

Court documents seen on Thursday show former education minister Newton Nguni is seeking a reversal of the decision by the cabinet and Attorney General to hand power to Vice President Guy Scott.

He said the move was illegal and was carried out under threats, and wants Scott to surrender power to the

Lungu had been left in charge of the country by Sata when he left for medical treatment in Britain.

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