Same reason there is a stigma about HIV in Zambia

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Same reason there is a stigma about HIV in Zambia

Postby astonished » 6th February 2019, 22:15

Dear Zambia,

..why should someone dying of cancer be kept a secret???


BBC AFRICA
Zambia's government is investigating former Vice-President Guy Scott for publishing the death certificate of late President Michael Sata in his new book.

Mr Sata, who was elected president in 2011, died in a London hospital after just three years in office.

The official cause of his death has never been publicly disclosed, except that he died of "illness".

While some people have been demanding more details, Mr Scott said in the book, entitled Adventure in Zambian Politics, A Story in Black & White, that his former boss died of carcinoma cancer.

His decision to publish such details has divided the nation, with some praising him while others expressing outrage, arguing that the matter was private and Mr Scott had acted insensitively and immorally.

Chief government spokeswoman Dora Siliya told a media briefing in the capital, Lusaka, on Wednesday that the issue had been tabled before cabinet and was being investigated.

Mr Sata’s son, Mulenga, said it would be difficult for him to comment because he has neither read the book nor has been made aware of its content.
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Re: Same reason there is a stigma about HIV in Zambia

Postby Zambian » 7th February 2019, 00:10

Zambia wants to hide that Sata died of cancer because she is an idiot.

In other countries the cause of death of a public figure is highlighted in order to bring awareness to that disease or whatever health condition.

But Zambia is too steeped in her mythologies and superstitions to understand that there is no taboo about disclosing cancer as the cause of death of a former president.

Until she wakes up to the 21st century, Zambia will continue to embarrass herself and holding herself back in the dark ages
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Re: Same reason there is a stigma about HIV in Zambia

Postby Guest » 14th February 2019, 23:21

[quote="astonished"]Dear Zambia,

..why should someone dying of cancer be kept a secret???


BBC AFRICA
Zambia's government is investigating former Vice-President Guy Scott for publishing the death certificate of late President Michael Sata in his new book.

Mr Sata, who was elected president in 2011, died in a London hospital after just three years in office.

The official cause of his death has never been publicly disclosed, except that he died of "illness".

While some people have been demanding more details, Mr Scott said in the book, entitled Adventure in Zambian Politics, A Story in Black & White, that his former boss died of carcinoma cancer.

His decision to publish such details has divided the nation, with some praising him while others expressing outrage, arguing that the matter was private and Mr Scott had acted insensitively and immorally.

Chief government spokeswoman Dora Siliya told a media briefing in the capital, Lusaka, on Wednesday that the issue had been tabled before cabinet and was being investigated.

Mr Sata’s son, Mulenga, said it would be difficult for him to comment because he has neither read the book nor has been made aware of its content.[/quote]
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Re: Same reason there is a stigma about HIV in Zambia

Postby Guest » 17th February 2019, 23:46

[quote="astonished"]Dear Zambia,

..why should someone dying of cancer be kept a secret???


BBC AFRICA
Zambia's government is investigating former Vice-President Guy Scott for publishing the death certificate of late President Michael Sata in his new book.

Mr Sata, who was elected president in 2011, died in a London hospital after just three years in office.

The official cause of his death has never been publicly disclosed, except that he died of "illness".

While some people have been demanding more details, Mr Scott said in the book, entitled Adventure in Zambian Politics, A Story in Black & White, that his former boss died of carcinoma cancer.

His decision to publish such details has divided the nation, with some praising him while others expressing outrage, arguing that the matter was private and Mr Scott had acted insensitively and immorally.

Chief government spokeswoman Dora Siliya told a media briefing in the capital, Lusaka, on Wednesday that the issue had been tabled before cabinet and was being investigated.

Mr Sata’s son, Mulenga, said it would be difficult for him to comment because he has neither read the book nor has been made aware of its content.[/quote]
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