The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has wished President Levy Mwanawasa a quick recovery.
Dr. Mwanawasa on Sunday suffered a stroke while on national duty in Egypt and was subsequently admitted to Sharm-El-Sheikh International Hospital in that country.
UPND president, Hakainde Hichilema, said the general membership, staff and management of his party have been saddened with the illness of Dr Mwanawasa in Egypt.
Mr. Hichilema said in a statement to ZANIS in Lusaka today that the President’s illness has come at a wrong time when the whole world was looking to him as chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to provide leadership over the political crisis in Zimbabwe.
He said there were several other issues at home and in the SADC region which Dr Mwanawasa should attend to hence the prayer for him to recover quickly.
Mr. Hichilema has since urged other political parties and the Christian community in the country to continue praying for the speed recovery of the President.
Dr. Mwanawasa’s condition has been described as stable.