Former Vice President Lupando Mwape Evacuated for Treatment In South Africa


Acting President Mrs. Inonge Wina has authorised the evacuation of former Vice President Lupando Mwape to South Africa for specialist treatment.


According to a media statement released to the media by Ministry of Health Head of Media Relations Stanslous Ngosa, Mr Mwape, who has been in admission in the University Teaching Hospital for the last nine days, will be flown to South Africa Thursday morning.


Speaking from his hospital bed, Mr. Lupando thanked President Edgar Lungu and Mrs. Wina for the love and care showed to him.


He was Vice-President of Zambia from 2004 to 2006 with President Levy Mwanawasa. President Mwanawasa always spoke very highly of Mwape. This is the second high profile politician to be evacuated in as many weeks, with Mike Mulongoti leaving for South Africa too.

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