Guy Scott

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Dr Guy Scott
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President of Zambia
Acting
In office
29 October 2014 – 25 January 2015
Preceded byMichael Sata
Succeeded byEdgar Lungu
12th Vice President of Zambia
In office
23 September 2011 – 29 October 2014
PresidentMichael Sata
Preceded byGeorge Kunda
Succeeded byVacant
Minister of Agriculture
In office
1991–1996
PresidentFrederick Chiluba
Personal details
Born (1944-06-01) 1 June 1944 (age 76)
Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia
NationalityZambian
Political partyPatriotic Front (2001–present)
MMD (1990–1996)
Spouse(s)Charlotte Scott
Children4
Alma materTrinity Hall, Cambridge
University of Sussex (PhD)
ProfessionEconomist

Dr Guy Lindsay Scott (born 1 June 1944) is a Zambian politician. He was the acting President of Zambia. Scott served as Vice President of Zambia from 2011 to 2014. He became acting President after the death of Michael Sata on 28 October 2014.[1][2] He became the first white President of an African country since apartheid South Africa's F. W. de Klerk and the first to be democratically elected (as VP on the ticket).

Scott's mother was an English immigrant; his father was a Scottish immigrant.

References[change | change source]

  1. Laing, Aislinn (29 October 2014). "I am Africa's first white democratic leader, says Zambian vice-president". The Daily Telegraph. Cape Town. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. "Cabinet appoints Guy Scott as Acting President – reaction from Gen Miyanda". Lusaka Times. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.