Friday, 20th June 2014: President Sata leaves for Tel Aviv, Israel, at an unknown hour
Saturday, 21st June 2014: The country wakes up to a flood of online media rumours that the President had been evacuated. State House military sentries still at main gate Sunday 22nd June, 2014: Government announces President Sata’s arrival in Tel Aviv in Israel, Military sentries removed from State House main entrance, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu blames Dr Roland Msiska over the miscommunication over sentries.
Sunday 22nd June 2014: Government spokesperson, Mwansa announces Wynter Kabimba is Acting President.
Tuesday 24th June 2014: Vice-President Guy Scott tells BBC that the rumours of President Sata’s ill health were being perpetrated by a minority group from the South of the country.
Thursday 26th June 2014:The Jerusalem Times reports that President Sata was in an Israel hospital
Friday 27th June 2014: Speculation begins that Mr Kabimba is acting illegally.
Monday 30th June 2014: Mike Mulongoti challenges Dr Msiska over power transfer. Dr Msiska declines to comment.