Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda hospitalised

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Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalized.

The Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmannuel Mwamba, says the 93-year-old was admitted on Wednesday after complaining of fatigue.

Kaunda led Zambia to independence in 1964.

Mwamba says the former President is likely to be discharged from hospital on Thursday.

“Remember, he’s 93 years old. I think the doctors wanted to assess him. We’ve been given a report that he’s doing quite well. He’s under medical observation but we are very hopeful. The doctors even stated that he might be discharged very soon,” says Mwamba.

– By Sophie Mokoena