12 Things You Need To Know About The Power Struggle In Zambia
Scott has been at odds with the leader of a rival faction in the Patriotic Front
Since assuming office, Scott has been at odds with Edgar Lungu – Zambia’s minister of defense and the leader of a rival faction of the Patriotic Front. In early November, Scott fired Lungu as party secretary general, but reinstated him shortly afterwards under pressure from protesters. Many suspect Scott tried to sack Lungu as he has his own candidate in mind for the presidential nomination.