First White African Acting President Since The Apartheid

Guy Scott Zambian President

Zambia’s vice-president Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, has become the acting president of the Zambia on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since F.W. de Klerk, the apartheid-era head of South Africa who was voted out of power in 1994.

His appointment will last for possible 90 days until formal elections are held, followed the death of President Michael Sata in a London hospital after a long illness. Ex Zambian president Michael Sata died aged 77 after a prolonged illness.