To atone for the mistake, explain the dialing mishap last fall and get Logan Svitzer out of trouble for accepting a call during class, the Zambian ambassador to the United Nations kept his promise and gave a speech at the high school last week.
Lazarous Kapambwe explained that he was trying to reach a diplomat from Sierra Leone, but dialing
the wrong number got Svitzer instead.
Svitzer’s teacher, Robbin Sweeney, miffed at the annoyance, called the incoming number believing it was a teenage prank.
After 10 minutes of explaining and finally proving the he really was an ambassador to the U.N., Kapambwe promised to come to the school and give a speech.
Talk about diplomacy and making up for any inconvenience the phone call caused, during his speech Kapambwe spoke about Zambia and turned it into something of a career day lesson by encouraging students to consider the diplomatic service as a career after they graduate from college.