Edgar Lungu, Zambian president, collapses in public

Edgar Lungu, Zambian president, collapses in public

The Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, collapsed on Sunday.


The incident occurred during the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony.

Thereafter, the President was forced to cut short his presence and return to the State House.


However, the Principal Private Secretary to the President; Simon Miti, as published by Lusakatimes, immediately announced that the president has recovered.


The statement read, “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 Investiture Ceremony.


“His Excellency recovered immediately; and walked to the official car and also returned to his residence at State House.

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“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.”





The four-hour ceremony took place at the Freedom Statute on Independence Avenue where the Defence Forces show-cased their military ware. President Lungu used the Commemoration to conduct an Investiture Ceremony to honour gallant men and women in uniform.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has urged remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and embrace peace. 

Specifically, the call came from the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo. He made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the army on Sunday in Maiduguri.


Eyitayo, who is also the Commander Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai, said the recent military onslaught against the insurgents dealt decisive blow on the terrorists leaving their remnants in disarray. He noted that nobody including the military was happy over the bloodshed, hence; the need for the remnants of the insurgents to leverage on the amnesty and repent their nefarious ways.


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