Chief Justice Ernest Sakala Friday afternoon swore in Mr Sata as Zambia’s Fifth Republican President at the Supreme court grounds in Lusaka.
This was at a ceremony that was attended by former heads of state and Foreign dignitaries accredited to Zambia and thousands of Zambians.
Former Republican President Rupiah Banda handed over the instruments of power to Mr. Sata which include an orange flag and the country’s constitution.
Speaking after he was sworn in, Republican President Michael Sata called for the spirit of reconciliation and love in the country.
President Sata also called on Zambians not to engage in any acts of violence as it can divide the country and erode its development.
Mr. Sata appealed to Zambians to bury the past and start afresh in the spirit of reconciliation and love.
He has thanked the Zambian people for giving him a five year mandate to rule the country.
Mr. Sata reiterated his commitment to the people of Zambia that he will bring development within ninety days.
He also hailed the Electoral Commission of Zambia for conducting a peaceful, transparent, free and fair election despite the many challenges that the commission faced.
And President Sata has vowed to Stamp out corruption in the country, saying his government will not tolerate any acts of corruption.
He also assured the people of Zambia that the rule of the law shall always prevail.
President Sata says social justice will be the corner stone of his governance system.
Mr Sata becomes Zambia’s fifth President after amassing beating nine other contestants in the race which ended into voting on Tuesday 20th September.
His party the Patriotic Front got over 60 parliamentary seats out of the 150 that the country has.