Zambian State House has refuted the news which has been circulating in various media platforms that the former fathe and founder of the Zambian nation has passed on.
News started circulating on Thursday that Kenneth Kaunda who was taken to University Teachers Hospital (UTH) has died after a short illness.
State house Spokesperson Amos Chanda says he has been receivings calls from local and international media houses following this fake news of his demise.
“My office has been receiving calls from various governments and international media following the fake news which was announced by some media platforms. Dr Kaunda’s health condition is stable and out of danger. People.should not panic with this fake news but they should keep on praying for him”, said Chanda.
Amos Chanda has since urged the media to be decent in their reporting so that they should not bring confusion amongst citizens.
“This type of reporting is not good. It should stop because it brings confusion amongst people. Let the media report true stories which can help to build their nations”, said Chanda.
The 93 year old was admitted on Tuesday after complaing about his health and doctors were conducting medical check ups on him at the UTH.
He was scheduled to be discharged on Thursday but doctors are still monitoring his situation.
On Friday, the Minister of Health Honourable Dr Chitalu Chilufya visited the First Republican President of Zambia Dr Kenneth Kaunda at University Teachers Hospital.