The exact whereabouts of President Michael Sata who left for medical treatment abroad is still unknown but it seems clear now that he will miss Zambia’s 50th independence jubilee celebrations.
And cabinet that met Monday afternoon formalized the appointment of Edgar Lungu as Acting president indefinitely or until Sata returns.
Meanwhile Sata’s son Kazimu Sata who was in a tragic road accident is back in country and has been seen in some beer drinking places as he keeps recovering.
In the confusion, some senior PF and government sources indicate that president Sata is actually in nearby South Africa before he proceeds to other countries.
Some sources revealed Sata safely arrived in London and may proceed to Israel at a later stage, but what is clear is that he will be out on medication for a considerable period of time.
“He arrived in London for specialized medical treatment after the situation was almost getting out of hand when he was taken to Care for Business (CFB) clinic in Lusaka, revealed one source.
Other sources say Sata was immediately evacuated to Israel.
And cabinet formalized the appointment of Edgar Lungu as acting president in the absence of president.
The cabinet that met at Government House, which is the official residence for vice-president Guy Scott, formalized Lungu because at the time Sata left, he never left anyone with the instruments of power.
Meanwhile Sata’s son Kazimu has been in country for sometime and is slowly recovering and seen in some beer drinking places such as Cummis in Nyumba Yanga area.