Chief Kamabazembi hospitalised
22 Jul 2014 11:20am
OPUWO, 22 JUL (NAMPA) The chief of the Kambazembi Royal House, Uakutjo Kambazembi has been transferred to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital for further treatment of his kidney problems.
His uncle, Amon Kapi told Nampa on Tuesday that Kambazembi was admitted at the Opuwo State Hospital last Thursday, but was transferred to Oshakati on Monday at around 13h00.
The chief is stable. We spoke when he was getting into an ambulance to take him to Oshakati on Monday afternoon. He reached Oshakati in the same condition, he said.
Kapi stated that Kambazembi, 46, has been battling kidney failure for a long time, without specifying how long exactly.
Kidney failure - also known as renal failure or renal insufficiency - is a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood.
The two main forms are acute kidney injury, which is often reversible with adequate treatment, and chronic kidney disease, which is often irreversible. In both cases, there is usually an underlying cause.
Kapi hoped for the chiefs quick recovery, and called on people to pray for him.
Kambazembi was installed as the sixth chief of the Kambazembi Royal House at Onguatjindu in the Okakarara constituency during 2007.
He succeeded his uncle, Tuvahi David Kambazembi, who passed away in 2006 while on a mission to find his grandfather's grave in neighbouring South Africa.