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Zambian President Michael Sata dies in London aged 77

Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London aged 77, a government spokesman has confirmed..

"It is true. We lost the president. The acting president will make a statement soon," a source said.

Zambian President Michael Sata Credit: Reuters

Cabinet Secretary Roland Msiska confirmed on state television: "As you are aware the president was receiving medical attention in London.

"The head of state passed on in October 28. President Sata's demise is deeply regretted. The nation will be kept informed on burial arrangements."