• Zambia Security Intelligence Services Director General Mr Samuel Nkhoma died this morning at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital where he has been battling coronavirus. 

    Mr Nkhoma was last publicly seen at President Edgar Lungu's commissioning of the Makeni fly over bridge on Tuesday.

    It is not known yet known whether he contracted the COVID-19 from the Makeni fly over ceremony that was turned into a political rally by President Lungu disregarding the health guidelines on COVID-19onto high gear campaigning for the 2021 elections.

    Mr Nkhoma becomes the third high profile individual to succumb to COVID-19 after the death of the two members of parliament Rodgers Mwewa for Mwansabombwe and Lukashya constituency's Mwenya Munkonge died a few weeks ago.

    Many more people are expected to be admitted for coronavirus following President Lungu and his party's continued disregard for the health guidelines recommended by the World Health Organisation.

    Hundreds of people were bussed to attend President Lungu's rally in Makeni.

    Source: Wabantu