According to an anonymous source quoted by the news website Zambian Watchdog, President Michael Sata is currently in the United Kingdom seeking medical treatment.
A source within State House has told the Watchdog that President Sata will be visiting a heart specialist in London at a Hospital owned by relatives to a prominent Zambian businessman.
The source said depending on the condition, the president might also proceed to India for two days.
The source said Sata was due for review about two weeks ago but had to wait for an opportunity to sneak out of the country which presented itself during the African Union Summit.
The source said Sata urgently needed to visit his Doctors because he wanted to be in good shape during the launch of another grand project called Pave 2000.
The secrecy in the UK trip also explains why Sata sidelined his Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda who he no longer trusts.
He is expected in the country in the early morning of February 5, 2013.
Zambia Reports was unable to confirm the accuracy of the report at the time of publishing. At several points throughout 2012, President Sata disappeared from the country for extended periods of time to receive medical treatment.