Police in Zambia have stepped up measures to ensure peace ahead of a presidential election scheduled for 20 Jan, a top official said on Thursday.
Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party on Friday suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month.
The widow of Zambia's recently deceased president says she will seek to become the ruling party's presidential candidate.
Under the constitution, Zambia must hold a presidential election within 90 days of a president's death.
The appointment of Guy Scott as Zambia's acting president until elections are held within 90 days followed the death of President Michael Sata in a London hospital after a long illness.
Sata's address today was punctuated by jokes, but he did not read the whole address, leaving the full written version for the record.