Information Minister Kennedy Sakeni has broken the silence on the whereabouts of President Michael Sata by saying he is holed up in State House holding meetings.
Sata has not been seen in public in recent weeks with media reports suggesting that he has been evacuated outside the country to seek medical attention.
The Patriotic Front government has been dodgy on the health status of the 74-year old leader despite public demands for more information.
Sakeni in a statement reminiscent of the Lupando Mwape tale that a then stroke hit Levy Mwanawasa was well and jogging on the streets of London, said Sata is well and in high spirits.
“I was with him a while ago, he is well and in high spirits. He is having meetings in State House,” he said.
“Go to State House, they will allow you in all they will do is the normal screening and you will see for yourself that he is well.”
In an attempt to cover the extent of the President’s health status, the PF communication machinery chooses to lie low opting to create diversionary situations like the recent arrest of two journalists on flimsy grounds.