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Vol 55 No 22

Published 7th November 2014


Zambia

Fights before the funeral

The infighting began as soon as Michael Sata died and Guy Scott is trying to hold the ring between the different factions

Acting President Guy Scott is finding out just how difficult the management of the governing Patriotic Front can be. On 3 November he was obliged to reinstate Edgar Lungu, a powerful contender for the PF presidential nomination, just 24 hours after sacking him as PF Secretary General. He had no alternative if the fighting in some Lusaka suburbs between pro-Lungu and other PF youths was to stop. Scott had moved against Lungu for violating the ban on infighting ahead of Michael Sata’s funeral, due on 11 November, and had replaced him with the Chipili MP Davies Mwila, who is close to Scott and the former PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba.

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