Zambian President Edgar Lungu Collapses While Walking Before Troops

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  • Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Sunday collapsed during the review of a large military parade in Lusaka, being the second time he has collapsed publicly.
  • According to secretary to the cabinet Simon Miti, President Edgar Lungu collapsed after feeling dizzy.
  • The secretary added that the president was doing well and had continued with his duties.

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Sunday collapsed during the review of a large military parade in Lusaka, being the second time he has collapsed publicly.

According to secretary to the cabinet Simon Miti, President Edgar Lungu collapsed after feeling dizzy. The secretary added that the president was doing well and had continued with his duties.

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“His excellency the president of the republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness whilst officiating at the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Institute Ceremony.”

“His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at State House. The President wishes to assure the general public and all concerned citizens and the international community that he is well and has continued to discharge his duties as Head of State, Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force.” Concluded the statement.

In 2017, President Lungu equally collapsed at a women’s day parade at Lusaka’s Heroes’ stadium.

In the meantime, Lungu was born on November 11, 1956, and has been the President of Zambia since January 25, 2015. Prior to being head of state, Edgar Lungu served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defence under President Michael Sata.

The ruling party Patriotic Front adopted Edgar as the party flag bearer in the 2015 by-elections following the death of Michael Sata in 2014.

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