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As corruption scandals rage on, politicians contest their parties' future leaderships

With his main rival, Michael Sata, in emergency care in South Africa, Zambia's President Levy Mwanawasa is firmly in charge of his country. Sata suffered a heart attack on 25 April and Mwanawasa quickly evacuated him at government expense, thus probably saving his life. When Guy Scott, Vice-President of Sata's Patriotic Front (PF), said his party would refund all expenses incurred, the government demanded an apology from Scott for 'politicising' his leader's sickness - and reminded voters that he is Zambia's only white parliamentarian. Sata's wife, Christine Kaseba, made it clear that her husband had not sanctioned Scott's statement.

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Michael Sata, South Africa, Levy Mwanawasa, Guy Scott, Christine Kaseba,, Chilufya, Frederick Chiluba, Peter Machungwa, Lameck Mangani, Maureen Kakubo Mwanawasa, Divisive Maureen, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, Terence Findlay,, Griever Sikasote,, Christine Moonga, Jeff Kande, Willa Mun'gomba, Stanley Bwalya Chiti, Sebastian Kopulande, Hakainde Hichilema, China, Taiwan, Moise Katumbi, Congo-Kinshasa, Xavier Franklin Chungu, Mozambique, Reuben, Lupupa Lifuka, Mike Mulongoti, Canadian, Israeli, Ari Ben-Menashe, Zimbabwean, Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai, United States, Iran, Ronald Reagan, Rajan Mahtani