Transport, Works Supply and Communications, Minister Yamfwa Mukanga, this morning told Parliament that Guy Scott is still acting Republican President.
ZANIS reports that Mr Mukanga, who is also Leader of Government Business in Parliament, said rumours that Dr. Scott has been expelled are misleading.
Mr Mukanga said those spreading such rumours are not patriotic Zambians and urged them to be level-headed when dealing with such issues.
He said the office of the President is a respectable and dignified institution which must be respected by all well-meaning Zambians.
Mr Mukanga was responding to a concern from United Party for National Development (UPND) Monze Member of Parliament, Jack Mwimbu, who told the house that expelling Dr Scott was not a good move.
Mr Mwimbu said the happening in the Patriotic Front (PF) government are endangering the security and peace of the nation.
He said the PF government has created a constitutional crisis because the members have taken peace that is prevailing in the country for granted.
Mr Mwimbu said State House must always be protected despite who is occupying it because it is a public office.
He has urged the PF to uphold peace and exercise patience until a preferred candidate for Presidency is chosen amicably.