Zambia’s Scott Reverses Firing of Party Leader Lungu

November 4, 2014 11:46 AM

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Zambian acting President Guy Scott rescinded his decision to fire Edgar Lungu as leader of the ruling party, a dismissal that had led to reports of rioting in the capital, Lusaka.

“The position of secretary general will remain with honorable Edgar Lungu,” Scott said in remarks broadcast on Lusaka-based 5 FM radio, a day after he removed the ruling Patriotic Front leader.

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