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”
27 Zambian National are confirmed to be remanded in various correctional facilities in South Africa
ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has disclosed that 27 Zambian nationals are in prison there.
Amb Mwamba stated that 15 Zambians have already been convicted and are serving various sentences while 12 Zambians are remanded in different prison facilities across the country awaiting conclusion of their court cases.
The development came to light after the Mission engaged the Department of International Relations and Corporation of the Republic of South Africa (DIRCO)on the status of Zambian Nationals in conflict with the law in the country.
“Among the prisoners is Peter Saveka, 34, who is serving a life sentence after being convicted of murder; Thembo Sadik, 45, Kennedy Ngulube, 40, and Christopher Ngando, 32 all convicted of Rape cases and serving jail terms ranging from 7 to 20 years,” disclosed Mwamba.
Mwamba named others as Louis Banda, 28, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for attempted murder; and that those awaiting conclusion of their trials include Eric Muladuba 28, Patricia Kazembe, 45 ,Watson Kahona 32 ,Daniel Phiri 37, Andrew Nawa 33, Owen Ndlovu 40, and Joseph Mwape Phiri,30.
The High Commissioner has since advised the Zambian Community living in South Africa to refrain from activities that would find them in conflict with the law.
“I was however proud that an estimated number of 11,000 Zambians that live in South Africa, have maintained good behavior and are law abiding citizens. I want to urge all of them to continue to be good citizens as they represent Zambia,” Mwamba said.
He also called on family members to come forward and identify the people serving jail sentences in South Africa.
Mwamba further pledged to engage authorities on a possible prisoner exchange program so that nationals serving sentences can complete their sentences in Zambia.
This was contained in a statement released to Mwebantu by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission to South Africa Naomi Nyawali.