UK national and Zambian doctor will next week start walking to Mozambique along Zambezi River

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Livingstone based retired medical doctor Teddy Mulenga (left) and British National Chaz Powell (right) pose for a picture on Zambezi River in readiness for their long journey from the source of Zambezi River in Northern Western Province of Zambia to Mozambique
Livingstone based retired medical doctor Teddy Mulenga (left) and British National Chaz Powell (right) pose for a picture on Zambezi River in readiness for their long journey from the source of Zambezi River in Northern Western Province of Zambia to Mozambique

A BRITISH national, Chaz Powell, has partnered with a Livingstone based retired medical doctor,Teddy Mulenga, to walk from the source of Zambezi River in Western Province of Zambia and pass through Angola up to Mozambique.

The journey, which is aimed at raising money for wildlife conservation and anti poaching activities, is expected to start next week on August 10 up to January next year.

If this mission will be succesful, the two will be the first people in history to walk along the entire Zambezi River for a journey of about 2, 500 kilometres.

Speaking in an interview in Livingstone yesterday, Mr Powell said he decided to partner with a medical doctor who would carry a medical kit in case the two fell ill along the way.

Mr Mowell hopes that the duo would be in Livingstone by end of September 2016 or Ocyober this year where a photographer and other national from United Kingdom were expected to join in walking to Mozambique.

Powell has since described the planned expedition along Zambezi River as the biggest adventure to occur in his life.

“I am an expedition leader already in Zambia and Botswana. I am attempting to walk from the source of Zambezi River in Zambia’s North Western Province and finish at the beach of Indian Ocean in Mozambique.

“I am raising money for David Shepheard Wildlife Foundation which is also doing conservation and anti-poaching activities in Kafue National Park,” he said.

Powell says the other reason he would be walking on the Zambezi was that his son was a Zambian and lives in Livingstone.

And Dr Mulenga, who is an obstetrician, said he was excited to be part of the British national to walk along Zambezi River.

“I will be carrying a full medical kit and I will be attending to health challenges that may arise along the way such as malaria, injuries, snake or crocodile or lion bites and skin diseases among others.

“We will also be carrying equipment and a satellite phone to update the whole world on our movements,” Dr Mulenga said.

He also hopes to vote for the Referendum in some villages in North Western Province because he wanted the expanded Bill of Rights to go through.

The two are expected to interact with local people along the way and engage them on wildlife conservation issues.

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    • Didnt’ David Livingston do that already? Teddy go back to the hospital, you are needed there more than the fishes do.

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    • I think this DUO have:

      1] Gravely UNDERESTIMATED HOW IT WILL TAKE THEM – they should research how long it has taken
      canoeists & Motorized expeditions to cover the same distance!
      2] To choose the wet season as middle of their expedition is a joke – but who knows, with the drought, they
      might be lucky!

      May the wind be behind you in your quest!!

      I thank you!!

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    • Good works!
      Otherwise you’ll find Lungu & his visionless & violent PF cadres voted out. Make sure that, despite the good expedition, on 11~8 vote wisely by having a recess of kicking off the incompetent PF.
      The agony of the visionless one is that, for the past 18 months were squelched in an Oasis of Jameson & having to dancing the hungover lol, with Dununa Lungu.
      Vote Wisely, the UPND tsunami of change is unstoppable whether PF & incredible ECZ likes it or not.
      PF kuyabebele, in 3 days its bye bye visionless Lungu. JK can have Lungu as his dancing marionette.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~
      Vote Forwards for Hero of Households (HH).

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    • Teddy, I think it’s too soon for you to retire. Our continent is still hungry for knowledge from us,,,, health services research, medical innovation, teaching, policy implementation, or simply clinical care one patient at a time,,, the list is endless. The whites have done it all and as such have heaps of time which they don’t know what to do with. Hence the need for such adventures to kill their boredom

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  1. These two should surely be members of the green party which we are voting for anyway.such undertakings in the river bases and ravines require a lot of smoke.

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    • OK I see the first paragraph says Western, but later it correctly says North Western… Just a mistake

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  2. Kkkkkkk at attending to Lion bites, Crocs etc Ummmmmm. Dr. you have made my day. Apart from that, this is a very good undertaking. All the best

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    • @JB , Kikikikik hahahaha, I haven’t even had my morning coffee, and the guys like Mulenga start such preparedness. Is that walk part of Rio Olympics? This will be a great weekend.

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  3. Dr mulenga you start your epic trip on the 10th.

    You still have time to spread the word of the red winds of change sweeping our beloved country for the betterment of all citizens due on the 11th Aug.

    Good luck.

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  4. Very good move, such boldness is rare and wishing the duo well! Would love to see a living person being treated for lion and crocodile bites though…Lol!!!

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  5. All the best gallant soldiers, will welcome you somewhere in Simoonga area………………

    From your friends in Livingstone

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  6. Ah, the great white explorer and his native guide!
    The photo speaks volumes…equal? No chance.
    Different strokes for different folk

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  7. Teddy you have my support and prayers. This is what Green Party should concentrate on. You have done us proud.

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  8. I am proud of Chaz Powell and Dr Mulenga (someone I went to high school with) raising money for David Shepheard Wildlife Foundation which is also doing conservation and anti-poaching activities in Kafue National Park.
    This is a noble service for our nation for retired physician. God bless you.

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