Sorry ... wrong number

NEW JERSEY, US - The Zambian ambassador to the UN made a speech on Wednesday at New Jersey's West Orange High School to make amends for dialling the wrong phone number.

NEW JERSEY, US - The Zambian ambassador to the UN made a speech on Wednesday at New Jersey's West Orange High School to make amends for dialling the wrong phone number.

Lazarous Kapambwe was trying to reach a diplomat from Sierra Leone, but the number he dialled was one digit off. He ended up calling Logan Svitzer, a pupil who was sitting in his US history class at the school.

His teacher, Robbin Sweeney, was so annoyed that she called the number and got the ambassador. She thought it was a prank - and spent 10 minutes on the phone with him to verify who he was.

Kapambwe told pupils at the high school about Zambia, and urged them to consider the diplomatic service as a career. - Sapa-AP

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