Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to a local hospital, as Zambia battles a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The 97-year old asked for all Zambians and the international community to pray for him as the medical team is doing everything possible to ensure that he recovers.
However the statement issued by Kaunda’s administrative assistant Rodrick Ngolo did not specify the cause of Kaunda’s illness.
Zambia is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and the country’s founding president was admitted to Maina Soko Medical Center, a treatment center for the disease in the capital, Lusaka.
Kenneth Kaunda was a leader of the campaign that ended British colonial rule and he became Zambia’s first democratically elected president in 1964.
He led the country, which became a one-party state, until 1991 when he was defeated in an election following the introduction of multiparty politics.
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