Lungu’s removal from the party causes turbulence in Zambia

Edgar Lungu, the General Secretary of the ruling Patriotic Front Party in Zambia has been removed from his post by the now acting interim President Mr. Guy Scott. This has not been taken well by the people of the country. Protestors came down in the streets leading to riots in the Zambian capital of Lusaka. Police intervened with tear gas in the Belvedere Lodge to get rid of them.

The sudden death of the late President Michael Sata has created some unrest as to who will succeed him. The contenders were former justice minister Wynter Kabimba, finance minister Alexander Chikwanda, Sata’s son and mayor of Lusaka, Mulenga and the recently overthrown Edgar Lungu.

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Lungu was expected to win the elections. It is a rule to hold the elections within 90 days after the death of the President in Zambia. Lungu had previously taken over as ‘acting President’ multiple times last year when Sata was there. Hence he was expected to take over the rule in the coming elections.

Mr. Scott is already barred from the elections since his parents are not of the country origin. There was no reason given by him for removal of Lungu. However the protests and march clearly show what the people prefer for their country now in Zambia.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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