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Former Minister hospitalised after losing polls


Former Minister of Climate and Environmental Affairs Halima Daud has been hospitalised at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Blantyre after suffering from High Blood Pressure.

Daud suffered seizures after she got information that she has lost in the Parliamentary Elections for her constituency in Dowa.

The Minister is reported to have spent K18 million during the campaign and was shocked when the Returning Officer in Dowa officially announced that she has lost.

A relation, who opted for anonymity confirmed that the incident Daud collapsed on Thursday around 6am at her house in Lumbadzi and was quickly rushed to Blessing Private Hospital.

The relation said the former minister was suspected of taking poison.

“After a diagnosis doctors discovered that she was suffering from High Blood Pressure and recommended that she should be referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital,” said the relation.

Currently she is admitted to Kamuzu Central Hospital in private ward.

President Joyce Banda’s running mate Sosten Gwengwe and former cabinet ministers Ulemu Chilapondwa, Maxwell Mkwezalamba and Ken Kandodo visited her at Kamuzu Central Hospital.

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