Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda in hospital

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Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian President, during press conference.

The first President of the Republic of Zambia Dr. Kenneth D. Kaunda has been hospitalized.

Confirming the news, Administrative assistant office of the first president, Rodrick Ngolo on Monday stated that, “the office and the family of the first president wish to inform the general public that the first President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Kaunda has been unwell and was admitted in hospital at Maina Soko Medical Centre.”

Ngolo further said that the former president is requesting all Zambians and the international community to pray for him as the medical team is doing everything possible to ensure that he recovers.

Leading the nation, President Edgar Lungu tweeted saying, “I call the nation to pray for our beloved KK who is hospitalized, that God may touch him with His healing hand. He stood up for this great nation at its most critical moment, and so we can all stand up for him in his moment of weakness.”

Kaunda served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991.

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