Zambian leader Sata 'not critically ill'

2014-07-16 12:12
Zambian President Michael Sata. (AFP)

Zambian President Michael Sata. (AFP)

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Lusaka - Zambia released photographs of President Michael Sata chairing a cabinet meeting this week, allaying speculation that the 77-year-old leader was critically ill.

An Israeli official recently said Sata was receiving medical treatment in Israel but did not give details on his condition.

Sata's spokesperson e-mailed the photographs to the press.

Sata also posted the photographs and a statement on his Facebook page.

His previous post had been five weeks ago, fuelling talk of his ill-health because the page was updated at least once a week before then.

Sata suffered a heart attack in 2008.
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