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President of Zambia Michael Sata died

Oct 30, 2014 14:47 IST

President of Zambia Michael Sata died on 28 October 2014 in London. He was 77. He was reputed for a sharp tongue and rude manner which earned him nick name, King Cobra.

He was the fourth President of Zambia after Frederick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda. He became the President in 2011 for a term of five years.

The Vice President Guy Scott has been appointed as acting president by the Zambia government, until an election is held to search a new President. The election will be held within 90 days.  

About Michael Sata
• Sata was born in Mpika, Zambia in 1936 and worked as a police officer, railway man and trade unionist, during the colonial administration.
• During Zambia's struggle for independence, he jumped into politics, and later founded the Patriotic Front.
• He was a major critic of investment in the copper industry of Zambia which mistreated Zambian mine workers.
• He served as governor of Lusaka and worked under the two former presidents, Kenneth Kaunda and Frederick Chiluba.

Quick Digest

Who: President of Zambia Michael Sata

What: Died

When: 28 October 2014

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