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June 26, 2014 10:32 am

Report: Zambian President Michael Sata in Israel for Medical Treatment

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Shaare Zedek Hospital, in Jerusalem.

Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Zambian President Michael Sata on Thursday was receiving an unidentified medical treatment in Israel, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed Israeli official.

According to what Zambian Vice President Guy Scott told MPs on Wednesday, Sata, 76, was in Israel on a “working holiday.”

The Israeli cited by Retuers said the Zambian leader “is here on a private visit and he is receiving medical treatment,” adding, “He did not come to lie on a beach.”

Israel is know for its cutting-edge hospitals and medical research centers, making the Jewish state a frequent host for leaders and businessmen from Africa for their advanced healthcare needs.

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Another unnamed Israel official cited by Reuters said Sata would meet Israeli President Shimon Peres when the latter returns next week from his state visit to Washington.

Sata suffered a heart attack in 2008, Reuters said.

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