12 Things You Need To Know About The Power Struggle In Zambia

Written by Keren Mikva

Following Sata’s death, Lungu filed a petition challenging Scott’s position as interim leader

Lungu was named acting president while the late Michael Sata was seeking medical attention in London – a position he still held at the time of Sata’s death. He filed a petition with the Lusaka High Court challenging the presidential power transfer from him to Scott. He claimed he unwillingly ceded power because of threats of treason by the attorney general.