Former Vice President Guy Scott at Luanshya Central Police
FILE: Former Vice President Guy Scott at Luanshya Central Police

Government has commenced investigations against Former Vice President Guy Scott over his recently published memoir which contains details about the death of late President Michael Sata.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dora Siliya revealed at a media briefing in Lusaka today that cabinet is studying the matter and the nation will be advised in due course.

The Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya says Government has taken interest in the matter and wants to know how late President Sata’s death certificate found itself in Dr. Scott’s possession.

Ms. Siliya described the move by Dr. Scott as insensitive on the family and the nation at large.

She said like many Zambia citizens who have expressed displeasure on the matter, Government feels the publication of such private and personal information of the deceased was not only unZambian but also an affront on the cultural, traditional and Christian beliefs and values of the country.

Ms. Siliya said the investigation being conducted by Cabinet Office will help to establish the source of the document and the persons behind its authourisation, especially that some family members such as Mulenga Sata have expressed displeasure at the matter.

Some Zambians have taken to social media to condemn Dr. Scott after it was revealed that a chapter in his hard hitting political memoir contains a copy of late President Michael Sata’s death certificate.

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  1. Useless to probe Guy Scott. Guy Scott has written a book based on HIS personal interpretation or opinion of what happened. Remember he American saying ” Opinions Are like Ass Holes, We All Have One” The only difference is tha Guy has has made his known. We are ALL entitled to our own opinions. Individual opinions are not government law or policy. Therefore the govrnment shoukld just move on with what they do best – Governing teh country and solving citizens’ problems. Dora, please just move on.

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    • Where are your priorities PF? Seriously? How about investigations on numerous scams and corruption that’s rocking PF Government from inception?

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    • Waste of time. Guy Scott knew no one was going to buy the book at an outrageous $45(Michelle Obama’s memoir is at $19, hard copy on Amazon. Barnes and Noble is selling it at $32) so he decided to punk UPND zealots by including Mr Sata’s death certificate. HH and his sheeples are the ones who rejoiced in Mr Sata’s death, to them seeing the death certificate makes it even more sweet and want to buy the book.
      I know a lot of learned people will say death certificate is public record but there is a reason for culture, traditions and identity. Simply because Americans or Europeans do it, doesn’t mean we should. These same white people including Scott came with the Bible in one hand and chained you up to be used as slaves. To this day your minds are still enslaved which explains why anything…

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    • @The Real Olivia Pope, how dare you tell the truth?!? “These same white people including Scott came with the Bible in one hand and chained you up to be used as slaves. To this day your minds are still enslaved which explains why anything white is right.” You are going to hell for sure where there will be gnashing of teeth and the rest of the bs preached. Now, I will be waiting to hear of your experience when you get back! Or if you need company, just holler!

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    • Wise Bemba proverb goes “uwafwa tafimba pa chineena”. There is nothing wrong Guy Scott has done. He is a hero.
      As far as we loved Sata, he himself was almost disclosing his disease, he just died 3 months too early.

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    • Death certificates are public records in the UK.

      You can obtain it for a fee of less than K100.

      Guy Scott should have been president of our country.

      Now you see what douche bag we have ended up with.

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    • And some fooool will ask me why I detest Lazy Lungu here is an example…K1 million disappeared from Toll fees he was not concerned now this..

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  2. Waste of time, Scott has mentioned in his book that he paid 10 pounds to get a copy so what are you investigating? During the burial of the deceased the cause of death is mentioned, and later mwisambo lya mfwa, so what’s unZambian about what Guy has done? He’s a guy, no wander his mother named him Guy, even Sata ali mu guyz

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    • Did PF cabinet investigate their Mumbi Phiri when she was recorded saying “Sata was killed by Mulenga and his step mother?”. Mumbi just went in hiding for 2 months, maybe she paid Sata family.
      These PF are a bunch of idyyots, just because Mulenga Sata complained?
      Infact Sata family should adopt Guy Scott as their elder now.

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  3. Guy Scott misses his buddy President Michael Sata. Leave Guy alone. He used to be nonsensical, but his old age is causing him to go bonkers.

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  4. Imwe tu UPND awe sure, choose what to support imwe ba chuula. Personal Privacy, in the living and the dead is paramount, please hip your frustrations on your ka small god who has held you under seize under the powers of darkness. Mwakotelamofye supporting the reject and you want to cooment on everything, awe twakana.

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    • This has nothing to do with HH. Dr. Guy Scott was a friend to the late president and is not insensitive. Our late president was not a private person. I think Dr. Scott has done more good to put a stop on speculation on what killed our beloved president. Unfortunately, some of those officials-government who knew what killed the president kept on gossiping.

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  5. Sata was not a private person. He was s public figure. Thats Whats why state footed all his medical bills and funeral expenses.

    Even you $ if you die in office we are going to publish cause of death

    Tax payers have the right to know. If family is not happy let them exhume his body and burry him at mitumbi and refund all the money we spent on his his sickness

    And that $ had no kind feeling s for cobra. She’s just playing politics of croc tears.

    Lt can you please get muliokela s views on this matter

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  6. He said that he paid 10 pounds to get it. Is that difficult to fathom? In the UK death certificates are public documents, all you need to do is to pay and get it. Even here in Zambia when one dies they announce the cause of death at the cemetery. Mwanawasa died of stroke. why didn’t you investigate the one who published that information? Concentrate on corruption cases you mappets.

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    • You were advised to advise him to step down to prolong his life, you greedy pigs never listened. Let’s hope you have not finished all his wealth?

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  7. This is total lack of good leadership in Zambia, this koswes are now taking us for a ride…why don’t they investigate the first lady’s entourage to USA to go and get a donation of those used old racks of fire trucks whilst using tax payer’s money?

    Someone has even said that he paid to the UK hospital to have a copy of the death certificate, so what are they investigating about? I think even our opposition parties are too docile that is why the ”poor fools’ are taking us for a ride.

    We have been docile for a long time, i think Zambians its high time we woke up and stopped this nonsense, otherwise will still be living like in animal farm.

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  8. Arrest all ministers who have been involved in corruption. Stop wasting time and money on investigating Dr. Guy Scott. Also stop wasting time for Guy. To disclose personal information of the deceased president is not un Christian belief regardless how the government feels; It is not Biblical. The government failed to put a stop, caveat in accessing info. that lead to the death of our president at the hospital in London, if it did not want the info to be public. Isambo lya fwa is not private in our Culture, so is the salary of the president. Hence, no need to waste resources..

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  9. Ba Dora are you sure you should be announcing this? Not only do u have a short memory ,you have no integrity

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  10. How about a cabinet meeting to improve water supply and sanitation in the motherland. Or another to improve our falling standards of education. Or another one to discuss our whatsaPP demon obsessed minister; or another one to discuss one ministers midnight drunken, chigololo inspired accident that has set back the tax payer millions of kwacha in property , medical bills and lost productivity. Guy Scott has already told you he paid GBP10 for this information from UK. My point is: there are more urgent and pressing National Issues that need your urgent attention – not where and how Guy Scott obtained MCS’s final certificate. How far have you got in the book BTW?

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  11. Trib.als yaba!! upndeads, surely even if governing has eluded you forever, don’t you have better things to say and do or argue about? That fyo.ol Guy Scott is just that, a fyoool, and you want to be like him if you are not already that?

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  12. Chimuzungu cha oyo!! What a wasted political career. From successful commercial farmer to UNIP to cabinet minister in MMD. Switched to opposition and accompanied his friend into power where he became VP and acting president. Just to waste it all away because he didn’t agree with his friend’s choice of successor. The same party he helped build now frowns upon him and fondly call him “chimuzungu cho pusa”. What a shame!!

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  13. The only disease that anyone could be ashamed of is an STD or AIDS. If Sata had died of an STD Dr. Scott would not have been so careless as to publicize his death certificate

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    • Stigmaa
      !it can’t end with people like you. Some people contract AIDS innocently why should they be ashamed

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    • Have you ever attended the burial of a person whose cause of death was announced that it is an STD or AIDS? Let’s face it: 90% of AIDS sufferers can never tell you that they have AIDS. You got me wrong. I’m not stigmatizing, but just telling the truth of what goes on in society.

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  14. Guy Scott defiled the Office if the President which he occupied for a short time, during which he was disrespectful to cabinet ministers at one point locking them outside!!! What African country allows ‘Bernard Manning’s,’ racist cousin to run their country? Guy Scott was a bad project then and is now continuing his opportunistic conduct. Let’s first clear the facts……..1). No one in any Western Country can purchase a death certificate of Royalty, President of America or Prime Minister until the government body responsible for releasing sensitive private information has made it public. The cabinet is correct to start an inquiry in the matter. Secondly, the family of Mr Sata most definitely would need to authorise it for publication. A death certificate may be purchasable in…

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    • But did the wife of President Sata allow it and did she allow that picture on the front of the book with Scott?? That’s her image regardless of it being a picture in public. Simply rule of copyright means permissions must be sought. Either Sata’s family are at it again trying to attack the government leading to elections or permissions were not sought for pictures and death certificate to be published in a personal memoir. It’s theft and prosecutable as he is receiving monies from use of those items to give his book credence. The book can also be banned and a stop to its sell can be ordered until legallity is established.

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    • And……..substantial Damages can be claimed by the Sata family of a high percentage, especially if they do not share the views in the book and are misrepresented.

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  15. FROM MY LITTLE RESEARCH THIS CANCER CAN BE CAUSED BY ARSENIC POISONING. MAYBE ITS NOT THE DEATH CERTIFICATE-JUST THINKING.

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  16. Guy Scott should now thank the government and particularly Dora. Because of them the book will now have increased sales due to the controversy.

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  17. Dora just like her boss Edgar are extremely dull people.Probe what? Doras mental faculty needs re wiring. Utter nonsense.

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  18. And for Dora Siliya who said Sata was gay and wanted to bring a homosexual agenda, is that a very Zambian thing to say about Sata? And I wonder if she can even read the book before commenting. If she can read. Just leave Scott alone and continue with RB’s agenda

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  19. Dora Siliya you are on record at your previous political platform MMD you said Michael Chilufya Sata was gay ; should we play it loudly?
    It very sad for you to even comment on a straight forward issue here .
    Just leave Scott alone. Please ask Police to probe the construction on Michael Chilufya Sata TOLL GATE –
    Ask one more time the Police to probe corruption in AVIC Please.

    Sata was not a private person. He was President and public figure. We paid his medical treatment and all his multiple trips to receive medical attention. Tell Mulenga and his family to comment less on this matter.

    We have the right to know and the reason Guy Scott included the death certificate is to show us who can read behind the lines and research deeply the cause of that cancer “ Poison “.
    Thanks Guy…

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  20. Show us where an american publisher publishing a UK death certificate breaks Zambian law, genius Siliya. Maybe you expert lawyer buddy can help if you pick him from the tarven

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