Ceremonial vice President Guy Scott has now changed and says he qualifies to act as President in the absence of Michael Sata. Scott has been issuing veiled attacks on the PF leadership in the recent past.
It seems Scott has also joined the battle to succeed bed-ridden dictator Michael Sata.
Scott has never acted as president from the time the PF formed government earning him the title of ‘ceremonial vice-president’. He instead has been made to salute and report to ministers acting as president whenever Michael Sata leaves the country.
Recently, Scott complained that he and Mulenga Sata do not qualify to run for president because their parents are not Zambians. Mulenga’s mother is from Malawi.
But speaking on Friday during the 30-minute Vice President’s question time in parliament, Scott claimed that he duly qualifies to act as President in the absence of the Head of State and that the parentage clause has been misunderstood by the Zambian people.
In short, Scot was saying that Sata does not understand the parentage clause.
He said ‘brains in the judiciary” including lawyers and the Law Association of Zambia are aware of this development.