Zambian president collapses at public event

Obinwannem News Zambian president collapses at public event

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu reportedly collapsed of sudden dizziness, which caused a halt in the television coverage of an official ceremony on Sunday.

This was issued in a statement by the cabinet’s secretary Dr Simon Miti.

According to Dr Miti, “The president experienced” “sudden dizziness” during the 45th Defence Force Day, commemoration and investiture ceremony, but recovered quickly.

Matti assured the citizens that the president is doing well, and has continued to execute his duties.

“He recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at the State House,” Miti added.

The Zambian president was said to have encountered similar experience in 2015; a stomach disorder, called achalasia. However, he was eventually hospitalized.

Lungu is campaigning for re-election set for August 12. He came to power in 2014, initially replacing Micheal Sata, who died unexpectedly before the end of his term. He went ahead to win the polls in 2016.

Hakainde, being top Zambian opposition, is again, set to be his rival in his forthcoming election.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 14, 2021