Ceremonial Vice President Guy Scott says he is not bothered that he has not acted as President of Zambia ever since he was appointed Vice President.
Scott said he does not view the position of Acting President as a big deal.
“For me, if you are Acting President, you are basically a Chola Boy (bag carrier for boss) for the President. At least you are on the phone all the time if Sata wants to harangue you about this or that,” Dr Scott said.
Scott was speaking in Lusaka Monday evening during a public discussion organised by the his allies at the Post Newspapers on the ‘Three Years of the PF in Government.
He added, “Maybe one day Sata will wake up and say, you are Acting President today but I really don’t think about that and it is his discretion why he has not appointed me to act or maybe he does not want to start fighting legal battles because someone will rush to court and challenge the appointment because both my parents don’t come from here.”
On July 18, 2014, Vice president Guy Scott said that he duly qualifies to act as President in the absence of the Head of State.
Speaking during the 30-minute Vice President’s question time in parliament, Scott asserted that the Zambian people have misunderstood the parentage clause.
He said ‘brains in the judiciary” including lawyers and the Law Association of Zambia were aware that he qualifies to act as president.
Sata is accompanied on the trip by his wife Christine Kaseba, as well as a team of six doctors – three of them hailing from Korea, one from India, and two Zambian doctors and a group of government ministers and officials.