Zambia’s President, Michael Sata has been hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in the New York, United States of America, USA. Sata’s initial plan from Lusaka, Zambia to New York was to attend the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly to deliver a scheduled address to the 193-member world body Wednesday but he has now been hospitalised.
New York Deputy Police Chief Kim Royster said Sata was treated at his hotel by U.S. State Department doctors on Thursday and then taken to a hospital. She had no details on his condition.
Sata, who is about 77, became Zambia’s fifth President in 2011 after three failed attempts. He is known as a staunch advocate for the poor and an opponent of Chinese investment in Zambia’s mines.
Sata went to Israel for medical treatment in June.