EARTH TREMOR HITS LIVINGSTONE A SMALL earth tremor was felt in parts of Southern Africa on Monday with reports from Johannesburg, Gaborone, Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Victoria Falls and Livingstone. The tremor lasted for about 45 seconds. The termor was recorded at 6.5 on the Richter scale earthquake with epicenter in Moijabana, in Central Botswana.
Kambwili evacuated for specialist medical treatment in South Africa
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu on Friday night authorized the medical evacuation abroad of Roan Member of Parliament and former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Chishimba Kambwili.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba confirmed the development.
Mr Mwamba disclosed that arrangements have since been made to send an air-ambulance to evacuate Mr Kambwili and ensured that he received specialist medical treatment in South Africa.
He said that arrangements such as authority from Ministry of Health has been granted in the night and the medical team in South Africa was waiting for a medical report, and a copy of Mr Chishimba Kambwili’s passports to activate the emergence evacuation.
Mr. Mwamba stated that life was sacred and that President Edgar Lungu had acted swiftly to ensure that a life was saved and that Mr Kambwili who had suddenly fallen ill received the best treatment.
He also thanked Minister of Health, Dr Chitalu Chilufya and his team that worked deep in the night with their counterparts from South Africa to ensure that the evacuation of Mr Kambwili was done.
He urged the family of Mr Kambwili to immediately cooperate and receive this gesture from President Lungu as a measure to save a life above all considerations.
As at press time, arrangements were advanced to ensure that Mr Kambwili was in South Africa by the end of the day.
Issued by Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary (Press and Public Relations at Zambia High Commission in Pretoria.
#ZAMBIA: Cholera Outbreak Update: January, 10th, 2018. #CholeraWatch
LUSAKA district has recorded 83 new cases (23 children and 60 adults): Total under treatment 179 (51 children and 128 adults);
Of the 179, 54 are admitted to the Cholera treatment units and 125 at Heroes Cholera Hospital. Cumulatively Lusaka has recorded 2,755 cases, 2514 of whom were successfully treated and discharged as at 06:00 am today.
Lusaka cases reported by Cholera Treatment Units- Chipata (17), Matero (17), Kanyama (26), Chawama (10), Bauleni (1), Chelstone (12).
The cumulative death toll in Lusaka district stands at 62 with 1 facility death recorded in the last 24 hours.
A total of 12 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours in other districts; 3 in Chilanfa, 1 in Chibombo, 2 in Mumbwa, 1 in Ndola, 2 in Chikankata, 2 in Sinazongwe, and 1 in Monze. Cumulative total cases 149. Cumulative death is 5.
Country-we have a cumulative total of 2905, 218 of whom are under treatment; total cumulative death is 67. #CholeraWatch
Source: Ministry of Health
Am sorry says Fawzia Abdi
FAWZIA Abdi has apologised over her disparaging remarks about Zambia.
BELOW IS HER STATEMENT TO MWEBANTU
“I deeply apologies for talking ill and offending my fellow Zambian on social media, I had no right to say what I did, I was born in Zambia and it has been my home ever since, it is a beautiful peaceful nation and I am so grateful for there hospitality but I would like you to know that Sue chintu Oumamemba had something really malicious to say about my Muslim faith and I spoke out of extreme anger, and therefore wasn’t thinking clearly I simply got caught up in the moment and I deeply regret it. I hope that all of you can find a way to forgive me”