President Edgar Lungu of Zambia has been collapsed on the podium while presiding over a Women’s Day celebration in Lusaka on Sunday, March 8, 2015.
This is coming barely two months after he took over from the former president Michael Sata who died on seat last October.
Lungu, 58, was rushed to a military hospital where he is reportedly receiving medical treatment for Malaria.
Lungu in a statement said, “I am feeling much better and have been told I have high levels of fatigue and should take some rest. There is nothing to worry about.”
On a later press brief with newsmen at the hospital, Zambia’s first citizen said, “I am looking forward to going home.
The president who declined questions said, “Doctors have done their tests and they have found traces of malaria, but they are doing further tests and they will let me know what next after before the end of the day.
“They will tell me what to do and not to do, et cetera.”
According to Times Live, Lungu, who fell after standing for some 20 minutes during the ceremony, is rumoured to have diabetes.
Meanwhile, the presidential spokesman, Amos Chanda claimed that all was well with the president judging from the medical reports.