Zambia’s president treated by doctors in New York – Washington Post

Zambia’s president treated by doctors in New York – Washington Post

American media Newsweek, Associated Press, Washington Times and others are all questioning the whereabouts and healthy condition of the Zambian Head of State Michael Sata with Newsweek claiming he has passed on.

Associated Press told New York Police that Zambia’s president was treated in his New York hotel room by doctors but has not been hospitalized.

President Michael Sata had flown to New York from Lusaka to attend the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. He did not deliver a scheduled address to the 193-member world body on Wednesday.

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NEWSWEEK VERSION IN FULL:

A mystery no-show at the United Nations raises speculations about the state of health of Zambia’s President, Michael Sata, who last week emphatically told the Lusaka parliament, “I am not dead.” A well-placed source at the U.N. told Newsweek that Sata died in his hotel room on Thursday. The Associated Press reports that the 77-year old president was treated at his hotel by State Department doctors and then rushed to a hospital. A police spokeswoman had no details on his condition. A spokesman at the Zambian mission declined comment when several reporters inquired about Sata’s health. The speculations started swirling Wednesday night, when Sata failed to show up for his scheduled address at the General Assembly, which this week conducts its annual debate, an opportunity for the U.N.’s 193 members to showcase their policies to the world. Sata was slated to follow Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, Wednesday night.

The speculations started swirling Wednesday night, when Sata failed to show up for his scheduled address at the General Assembly, which this week conducts its annual debate, an opportunity for the U.N.’s 193 members to showcase their policies to the world. Sata was slated to follow Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, Wednesday night. The U.N. moderator then received a notice, and after a short hesitation announced, instead, that the next speaker, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, would address the council. No alternative time for Sata’s address was announced.

Wires agencies reported last Friday that Sata addressed parliament after failing for a long time to appear in public, raising speculation about the state of his health. His wife, Christine kept him going, Sata told Parliament, adding, “I am not dead.” But rather than finishing his address, he said after a while, “I thank you for listening and I am leaving the whole speech to the Speaker.”

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