Reports: Zambian President Michael Sata dies

According to media reports, Michael Sata died in London where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness.

Zambia's President Michael Sata. Picture: AFP.

LUSAKA - Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

The story was reported by three private Zambian media outlets on Wednesday.

The reports on the private Muzi television station and the Zambia Reports and Zambian Watchdog websites said the southern African nation's cabinet was about to meet.

Government officials gave no immediate comment.