Lusaka - Zambia's independence hero and first president Kenneth Kaunda was to be discharged from hospital on Tuesday, four days after being admitted with an undisclosed ailment, medical sources said.

“There are many factors to look at before he is discharged, but he will be discharged today,” University Teaching Hospital managing director Lackson Kasonka told AFP.

“We are consulting his family to know where he will be accommodated, because he needs to be at a quiet place where he can rest,” said Kasonka.