Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has refuted a media statement, attributed to People’s Party leader Mike Mulongoti, which went viral purporting that he has pulled out of the Opposition Alliance.

According to a statement issued by Zambia’s First Secretary for Press in South Africa Naomi Nyawali, Mulongoti had been made an outpatient for the last two weeks but recent developments necessitated that he be re-admitted into hospital.

Ambassador Mwamba said to his knowledge no press statement had been issued by Mulongoti and advised the media to get in touch with him or his wife, Betty, for clarification.

“We urge all stakeholders not politicise Mr Mulongoti’s illness and allow him the privacy he requires,” said Ambassador Mwamba.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Mwamba said Everett Chongo’s treatment and review of had gone very well.

He said Everett was in South Africa last week for medical review for doctors to ascertain and observe the continued healing of her spine and legs.

He said after the review, doctors were happy with the tremendous progress she had made.

Everett sustained injuries to her spine and legs when she jumped from the 3rd floor of her University of Zambia hostel.