Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda (93) hospitalised

According to state broadcaster ZNBC, Kaunda was admitted last night to the university teaching hospital in Lusaka, the capital.

FILE: Zambia's former President Kenneth Kaunda. Picture: Kennethkaunda.org

JOHANNESBURG - Zambian media is reporting that 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and former longtime president, has been hospitalised.

According to the state broadcaster ZNBC, Kaunda was admitted Tuesday night to the university teaching hospital in Lusaka, the capital.

The health minister says the former president is in stable condition after "minor complaints" and is expected to be discharged on Thursday.