Sata Set for November Burial
Zambia has set the burial of President Michael Sata for November 11. The body arrives in the country Saturday November 1.
In a statement issued by Secretary to the Cabinet, Mr Roland Msiska, the government said: “We”re not taking the body of the late President round the country, that’s the feeling of government and the family to give him a dignified send off.”
Sata’s deputy Guy Scott is acting president pending elections.
US President Barack Obama led the international condolences, while urging the southern African nation to conduct “a peaceful constitutional transition of power as the country moves forward during this time of sorrow”.
Mr Sata, 77, died on Tuesday while undergoing treatment in London’s private King Edward VII hospital for an unspecified illness, the Zambian government reported.