Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenneth Kaunda, one of the leaders of the Frontline States of Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola that helped in the liberation of most South African states, has been hospitalized.
The former Zambian President who turned 97 in April this year, has been admitted to Maina Soko Medical Centre in Lusaka for medical treatment, Lusaka Times has reported.
Administrative Assistant in the Office of Zambia’s first President, Rodrick Ngolo said in a statement that Dr. Kaunda has been unwell, Lusaka Times reported.
“The Office and family of the First President wish to inform the general public that His Excellency Dr. Kenneth D. Kaunda, First President of the Republic of Zambia, has been unwell and was admitted in hospital at Maina Soko Medical Centre,” Ngolo said in a brief press statement.
He added that the medical team at Maina Soko is doing everything possible to ensure that Dr. Kaunda recovers.
President Edgar Lungu has meanwhile sent a message of good will to Kaunda.
“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, the people of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey best wishes and a speedy recovery to Dr. Kaunda” President Lungu said.
President Lungu added that, “we pray for God’s intervention in his health”.