According to ZNBC Main News 20:00 hrs 24/03/2018
Minister of Information Dora Siliya says government consulted Chishimba Kambwili ‘s doctors over his proposed evacuation to South Africa. Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya spoke to Mr. Kambwili’s doctors, after which he sought permission from the President, which was granted.
“It is unfortunate that (our) High Commissioner to South Africa (Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba) rushed to the media before government had time to consult Mr. Kambwili ‘s family.”
Siliya said Government respects Mr. Kambwili’s family’s decision, but remains ready to render any assistance that they may require