Zambian Member of Parliament with HIV tests positive for Covid-19

Zambian Member of Parliament with HIV tests positive for Covid-19

- Princess Kasune Zulu, who is a Zambian MP, has tested positive for Covid-19; she also is also HIV-positive

- The politician is a member of opposition United Party for National Development

- She says she was not surprised that she got infected as 15 members of parliament members tested positive for the coronavirus

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Zambian MP Princess Kasune Zulu, who is HIV-positive, has been infected with the deadly coronavirus. The politician has been an AIDS activist and a member of opposition United Party for National Development, Women Africa reports. gathers that health minister Chitalu Chilufya said more than 15 Zambian MPs have contracted the coronavirus.

Responding to the surge in coronavirus infection in parliament, Zulu said she was not surprised, partly because the legislative body had initially proceeded to hold sittings despite the rise in coronavirus cases.

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Popular Zambian MP With HIV Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Princess Kasune Zulu. Photo credit: Fountain of Life Africa
Source: UGC

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She said:

“I guess one saw it coming given the laissez-faire attitude we have in Zambia towards the health guidelines and seeing that at parliament we had continued meeting in person when we should have carried on business from our homes via virtual systems.
“The lack of adhering to guidelines, the politicisation of issues and lack of leadership at a critical time have fuelled the surge in the of Covid-19 in Zambia.”

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The only white traditional leader of Lunda tribe in Zambia is Peter Fisher, who is also known as Chief Nyamwana. He leads the Lunda tribe of Mwinilunga District in Zambia.

Fisher was born to Israeli parents in Zambia and was adopted by Chief Nyamwana of Lunda after the death of his parents, The African History reports. gathers that Fisher was declared the heir to the thrown as Chief Nyamwana had no son to succeed him. Peter speaks less English but speaks Lunda proficiently. In line with his predecessor's wish, he was sworn in in 2015.

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