Kenneth Kaunda hospitalised

2012-09-22 18:00

Lusaka - Zambia's ex-president Kenneth Kaunda was on Saturday hospitalised for an undisclosed ailment, forcing a requiem mass for his late wife to be cancelled, an official said.

"The family members have decided that the church service be postponed due to Kenneth Kaunda's sudden illness. Dr Kaunda has... been hospitalised at the University Teaching Hospital," said secretary to the cabinet Roland Msiska in a statement.

Kaunda's wife, Betty, died on Wednesday in Zimbabwe and the government has accorded her three days of national mourning.
The former first lady had been due to be buried on Sunday.

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-09-22 19:46

    Thought this Outa died eons ago?

      aristar.aristary - 2012-09-22 23:33

      Only the good die young. Which means that this bastard will probably live for ever.

      faan.gerber - 2012-09-23 17:04

      Is it really necessary to degrade the man - he is old and very sick - just lost his wife of many years.

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-22 21:25

    Wish you a speedy a recorvery Crde KK.

  • Ndoyi Thando Ntuli - 2012-09-22 21:39

    Get well soon KK! You are a true hero in the eyes of ZIPRA - ZAPU forces for your role in the success of our liberation struggle!

  • hughmupfunya - 2012-09-22 23:03

    Father Southern Africa get well soon. Africa still needs your expertise and vast experience....

  • tsile.maswanganyi - 2012-09-22 23:06

    Condolences to the Kaunda family and the Zambian compatriots. Wish comrade KK a speedy recovery. U've run the race, and if this is God's time, may your soul RIP.

  • Lulu Chisha - 2012-09-22 23:22

    get well soon tata kaunda...we love u all tata....

  • lulu.chisha - 2012-09-23 00:00

    Get well tata we love you hour former president...lesa amilundileko inshiku uku pitila mumwana wakwe yesu Christ...

  • michael.mcn.9 - 2012-09-23 04:54

    Zambian media are reporting that Vice President Guy Scott met with Kaunda at University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka and that the First President was tired and stressed by the activities surrounding the death of his wife Betty. Dr. Scott said President Kaunda should recover soon after he rests a bit.

  • richard.kasumpa.7 - 2012-09-23 09:03

    Kwick recovery ba Kaunda wesu Lesa umwine amifumfumwine amapalo. Mama Betty mutushe muchibote cha pe

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-09-23 10:32

    Condolences for the loss and wishing u a speedy recovery Mr K. Kaunda!

  • marc.hugo.75 - 2012-09-23 10:57

    As an essential aid to ZIPRA, this twit was a grade A terrorist. I trust he will now have the ggod grace to 'spear in' pronto, complete with dangling handkerchief.

      tommo.too - 2012-09-24 02:58

      How strange you mention the handkerchief. I saw him at the king of Norways funeral with his handkerchief dangling. What does it symbolize?

  • sisie.indola - 2012-09-23 12:12

    There is F*** all wrong with this basta** - it is not about you KK this is about your wife - who lived out her life in her village while you lorded it in Houghton - you pr**K.

      UncleShep - 2012-09-26 12:27


  • johan.harlaar.9 - 2012-09-23 13:02

    He is not very popular, is he? Mandela liked him, always wondered why?

  • juan.louw.984 - 2012-09-23 17:40

    Undisclosed ailment? sounds like AIDS he messed up that whole country

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