The President of Zambia Michael Sata died this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at age 77 in London after being ill for several months. Vice -President Guy Scott becomes the interim president and will lead the country to the next presidential elections. Guy Scott is the first white president in sub-Saharan Africa since the resignation of De Klerk in South Africa in 1994.
President Sata denounced imperialism and Western maneuvers to tarnish China's investment in Africa. He demanded that foreign companies grant 25 % of their shares to nationals following in the footsteps of Robert Mugabe whom he much admired and defended. President Sata took office in September 2011 after running for the 4th time.