Zambian President Sata Death: White Interim Leader Appointed

BBC News, October 29, 2014

Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata.

Presidential elections to choose a permanent successor will be held within 90 days, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu said.

Mr Scott, who is of Scottish descent, becomes Africa’s first white head of state for many years.


Mr Sata died in the UK aged 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

He was being treated at London’s King Edward VII hospital where he died on Tuesday night.

‘Beloved comrade’

Mr Scott regularly stood in for the president at official events, but was never appointed acting president when Mr Sata was abroad–so this is his first time to officially lead the country.

In a brief televised address Mr Scott confirmed his appointment.

“The period of national mourning will start today. We will miss our beloved president and comrade,” Reuters news agency quotes him as saying.

The president’s death comes just days after Zambia celebrated the 50th anniversary of independence from the UK.

Cabinet secretary Roland Msiska said on national TV that President Sata’s wife and son were at his bedside.

He is the second Zambian leader to die in office after Levy Mwanawasa in 2008.

Earlier this month reports in Zambia said that President Sata had gone abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he was seriously ill.

Gravelly-voiced as a result of years of chain-smoking, Michael Sata rose to political prominence in the 1980s. He quickly earned a reputation as the hardest-working governor while in charge of Lusaka and as a populist man of action. But he was also known for his authoritarian tendencies, an abrasive manner and a sharp tongue–and his critics say his nickname of “King Cobra” was well-deserved.

A devout Catholic, Mr Sata had worked as a police officer, railway man and trade unionist during colonial rule. After independence, he also spent time in London, working as a railway porter, and, back in Zambia, with a taxidermist company.

At the fourth attempt, Mr Sata won presidential elections in 2011. At first he looked as if he would keep promises to tackle corruption and create jobs and prosperity. But his term in office was marred by a crackdown on political opposition and a decline in the economy.

He had rarely been seen in public since returning from the UN General Assembly last month, where he failed to make a scheduled speech.

After he left the country, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu was named as acting president.

Mr Scott is of Scottish descent and his parents were not born in Zambia, so he may not be able to run for president in January because of a constitutional clause.

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  • African countries would be better off with white leaders, for the simple reason that (with the exception of S.A.) there are no significant white tribes. Therefore, tribal loyalties would not be an issue. In contrast, Western countries should NOT have black heads of state, because they’ll always have loyalty to other blacks. Prime example: Obama.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      That and because very few white people can stomach watching people of any race truly starve, while the sociopathic negro can ignore if not take pleasure in the suffering of his own people.

      • UncleSham

        Stalin seemed cool with it.

        • Ike Eichenberg

          Yes he did, but was he white or a mixture?

  • MekongDelta69

    “Mr. Sata died in the UK aged 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.”

    You mean, he was treated in a White Western country with advanced medical techniques, as opposed to going to a witch doctor in his own ‘highly advanced’ country?!?

    Who could have guessed?! What a shock!

    • Yeah, it had to be a plot by evil racist whites to kill the beloved comrade. The white doctors only pretended to treat the great patriotic leader. They really killed him.
      Did I get the African version of events about right?

  • Bobbala

    Negros can either govern or eat, never both … they always choose govern.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      The head negro in charge never lacks for food. Combined with an almost total lack of empathy, it’s not hard to understand why those that can seize power make the choice.

      • Highlander

        No different than western leaders. Other than there is more to steal in the West.

  • Bantu_Education

    At independence in 1964 Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) had 70,000 whites in a then black population of only 4 million. Unlike, for example Kenya, most of the whites were not upper-class gin-and-tonic colonialist types but working class mine workers who lived in pleasant estates built for them by the mines. Shortly after independence they were all replaced by blacks and the mines nationalised with predictable results.

    • Marthinus Potgieter

      they were lucky not to be boiled alive in a pot and eaten ?

  • A pro-black, most likely Communist white guy leading an African country for a few months is not news. Time ran a story the other day which flat out says the African lion is near extinction. That’s news. Ultimately, the African will eat every form of wildlife to extinction–lion, rhino, elephant–they’ll all be gone. I don’t care about this story. I do care about the wildlife and how to save it.

    • evilsandmich

      In “fairness”, you can’t expect that crowd to have much against eating the last lion when they have no issues with eating each other.

      • Casper Flannigan

        Watch the cannibal warlords of Liberia documentary. These people are Neolithic savages. I’m insulting the Neolithic period, but I don’t know any other point of reference. Homo Erectus?

        They are truly a breed apart.

        • Donald

          You realize, of course, that you have just disparaged Gen. Butt Naked.

          • Casper Flannigan


            “They call me General Butt Naked because I fight . . . Naked.”

            Very glad he and his native ilk are safe in West Africa. Our locals are bad enough without the raving mad witch doctor thrown in.

  • evilsandmich

    becomes Africa’s first white head of state for many years.

    I believe the proper term is “ringmaster”

  • Tarczan

    “Mr Scott is of Scottish descent and his parents were not born in Zambia, so he may not be able to run for president in January because of a constitutional clause.”

    I wish we had that problem.

  • Tarczan

    From railroad porter to President.

    • Lt. Greyman, NVA

      Latest Obama Bumper Sticker

      Obama 2016: Now more than Ever!

  • IstvanIN

    Placeholder who, if he attempted to hold on to power militarily, would be quickly deposed not because he wanted to be a dictator but because he was White.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Are you talking about Zambia or Detroit?

  • benvad

    He’s a trusted Zambian who is a same leader. The jealousy will over take this country in no time.

  • IKUredux

    The only way to justify to continue monies to Africa, would include WHITE people taking over all the governments of Africa. It is apparent that Africans are incapable of running countries, or, ANYTHING. We should say to Africa: NO MORE MONEY UNLESS WE WHITES ARE IN CHARGE.PERIOD. Why the hell does the rest of the world’s population pretend that Africans are smart enough to run their continent? WE ALL KNOW THEY CAN’T!!!Why doesn’t the rest of the world just step in and take over? Africans need all the help they can get. Why do we all pretend that Africans are as smart as the rest of us? I know the Chinese ain’t buying into this complete fabrication. The world needs to step in and slap Africa in the face. “Get with the program, or, admit you are a failure and need the help of Whites”.

    • me

      Whites tried that and got slaughtered for their efforts. Best to let them alone in their self-determination. No more foreign aid, no more medical help, and no more ‘evangelizing’. The problem will take care of itself. It’s better that you contribute your concern to the Boers in South Africa.

  • Itooktheredpill

    I have always been highly amused by the way blacks are obsessed with their outfits. Gotta look fly for da bitches homie. Its most apparent with the african “leaders” who always seem to be in the get up of a 5 star general. African big man syndrome at its finest. None of them have been to military academies or even fought any real wars but they are all 5 star generals.

    • me

      I’m amused at a Negro in a business suit, or a Negress in blonde hair and blue contact lenses….just sayin’.

  • Unperson

    Normally I’d consider white rule returning to Africa a good thing. And maybe overall it is. But when that new white ruler is talking about the previous black ruler as his “beloved comrade” it sounds like we are in commie territory. And I don’t want to be in commie territory no matter what color the Big Man’s skin.

    I’d like to see Africa retaken by white men who refer to the outgoing black ruler not as “beloved comrade” but as “now-deceased anti-white tyrant.”

  • P W Botha

    Like a terrorist taking over civilized white ruled South Africa and then having the cheek to tell the entire world they (blacks) are victims of apartheid yet without the whites the blacks would still be living in mud huts with no education, no hospitals etc. Mandela and is fellow Marxist terrorist friend are slowly destroying the once great developed country they took over. Today south africa is a crime ridden black infested slum where the electricity goes off frequently! Those whites stuck there are taxed at very high rates like in Europe yet get NOTHING in return for their taxes. The whites have to pay for private security, private hospital care, private schools etc.
    The black population live off the whites and other minority like parasites!