By GETHSEMANE MWIZABI –
EXPLORER David Lemon, 69 has yet again taken a break from his 2,574 kilometre walk to explore the Zambezi River after he fell sick at Tete in Mozambique.
The British adventurer and elephant activist, who entered Mozambique a couple of months ago through Zumbo, is now remaining with 420kilometres to finish his journey.
He will pick up from where he left off at Tete on 4th August.
Mr Lemon, who was on a two-week break in Ndola, was flown to South Africa after he passed out in the Mozambican valley after Cabora Basa Lake, some 15kilometres to Tete. Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique.
“I was lucky that some people accompanied me to walk through the valley. I fell over several times and passed out,” he said.
He said after he passed out, he was taken by speed boat to Tete, where his daughter was contacted.
“I was put on a drip at Tete. My daughter arranged for a flight to Johannesburg where I was later diagnosed with malaria,” he said.
He said the doctors had advised him to take a two-week break, but decided to rest from Ndola.
“The doctor thought it was a minor stroke, but after some further tests, they found malaria,” he said.
The 69-year-old, who began the second leg of his Zambezi trek on April 19 from Siavionga, where left off in 2012 after walking some 1700 kilometres, following the Zambezi from its source at Ikeleng’i in North-Western Province, hopes to finish his trek by September.