By CATHERINE NYIRENDA –
FORMER first lady Thandiwe Banda has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing treatment in South Africa.
Former Republican President Rupiah Banda confirmed the condition of his wife Thandiwe in an interview at the Government House.
“Am glad to mention that she is responding well to treatment, but she has to undergo a series of chemotherapy for the next nine weeks,” Mr Banda said.
Ms Banda would have to undergo three more chemotherapy sessions in the next nine weeks.
“She will be in SA for the next nine weeks for the treatment and I will be joining her soon,” he said.
Though he was sad that his wife was going through such a condition, he was optimistic that she would recover as the disease was detected at an early stage.
“It’s very unfortunate for her as a young person like yourself, (referring to female journalist present) to be going through this. As you know, I also lost my first wife as a result of this illness, but am glad that it was detected fast on Thandiwe and she will recover,” he said.