Africa’s First And Only White President Comes Into Power

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Guy Scott, a Cambridge-educated politician, has become the first white president in Africa, and the first white head of state since the Apartheid, by becoming Zambia’s acting president.

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  1. By Matthew Roberts (This the the reblogged article.)

    Guy Scott, a Cambridge-educated politician, has become the first white president in Africa, and the first white head of state since the Apartheid, by becoming Zambia’s acting president.

    Guy Scott, a 70-year old economist, has made history by becoming the first and only white president in Africa, after being sworn into power in Zambia – following the death of previously incumbent president Michael Sata. The white population of Zambia, a major state in the south of Africa, makes up just 40’000 of its 13 million-strong population.

    Until Scott’s appointment there had been questioning as to whether his heritage would prevent him from taking up the role – since his parents are not Zambian but rather English and Scottish. Scott’s opposition may also still mount a legal challenge to the appointment, invoking Zambia’s constitutional ‘parentage clause’, which states a president must be third-generation Zambian – which Scott is not.

    However, University of Zambia political scientist Lee Habasonda, believed that Mr Scott still qualifies to be caretaker president of the country, as the constitution states that in the event of the president’s death – such as has happened with the death of previously-incumbent president Michael Sata – the deputy of the president will take control of the government for up to 90 days, until an election can be called. Guy Scott has held the role of deputy to Mr Sata since 2011.

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