Information just received by the Watchdog indicate that president Edgar Lungu might be evacuated from South Africa to Pakistan for throat cancer surgery.
Meanwhile, the government has so far spent about 3 million South African Rands on Roads Development Agency chairperson Willie Nsanda who is hospitalised in South Africa. The RSA 3 Million is for hospital bed and medication alone while the figure for other expenses like his family’s accommodation is yet to be know. On Wednesday Nsanda was in intensive care unit.
On president Lungu, government contacts have revealed that South Africa does not conduct throat surgery, which Lungu is supposed to undergo. Lungu’ spokesperson Amos Chanda has continued telling the country that his boss only has a minor swallowing problem.
His latest statement is that doctors attending to Lungu ‘have obtained very encouraging results and reaffirmed the findings by the Zambian doctors that the illness of the President was caused by the recurrence of his Achalasia condition’.
He said the four specialist doctors assisted by three Zambian doctors affirmed that the low blood sugar level condition the President suffered, was caused by the narrowing of his food pipe, (a condition medically known as Achalasia), which requires a
specialised medical procedure after another round of further assessment.
But other doctors state that there is no relationship between a narrowing food pipe and low sugar.
Chanda said that ‘the positive results doctors obtained this evening will be subjected to further examination on March 12, 2015, after which a decision would be taken on the method of treatment the President will undergo’.
But government sources insist that Lungu has throat cancer and kidney complications. Sources close to the presidency say that Lungu is likely to be flown to Pakistan or will be brought back to Zambia for a short time them proceed to Asia.