Zambian President, Dr Edgar Lungu collapsed while officiating at the country’s 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony.
According to a statement by Dr Simon Miti, Secretary to the Cabinet and Principal Private Secretary to the President, Lungu collapsed due to sudden dizziness he experienced.
Miri announced on Sunday that the President was, however, well and has continued to discharge his duties after experiencing the sudden dizziness.
According to the statement, Lungu recovered immediately, walked to his official car and returned to his residence at the State House.
“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 Investiture Ceremony.
“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.
“His scheduled programmes will continue as planned,” the statement by Miti reads.