Zambian President Edgar Lungu to undergo treatment abroad after collapse
March 10, 2015, 7:40:39 CET | Wikinews

Edgar Lungu was elected President of Zambia in January (Image: US Embassy Addisababa.)
Edgar Lungu, the current President of Zambia, is to undergo medical treatment aboard after collapsing while on stage in Lusaka on Sunday during a ceremony for International Women's Day. The Presidency announced yesterday that Lungu will have throat surgery abroad.

Doctors on Sunday diagnosed him with malaria. Lungu spoke to the press from hospital on Sunday saying "I am looking forward to going home. 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".

A later announcement identified his condition instead as a narrowing of the oesophagus, which he had previously received treatment for three decades ago. Despite not announcing where Lungu would head to be treated the Presidency did say he would undergo a "high-tech medical procedure which is currently unavailable in Zambia".

Lungu, who only became the Zambian President in January, has previously dispelled rumours of his health. During the election he fought back against comments about his health calling it a "smear" campaign against him.

Some in Zambia have claimed the presidency is "jinxed". Lungu's predecessor Michael Sata died in October of last year at the age of 77 in London, England. Sata died only six years after serving President Levy Mwanawasa died following a stroke.

Source: Wikinews
Share this article:
share article on facebook share article on twitter share article on google+ share article on tumblr share article on blogger share article on reddit

Send us your articles and web-novels!
comments powered by Disqus
Most popular


Recently Viewed:


Zambian President Edgar Lungu to undergo treatment a...

Edgar Lungu, the current President of Zambia, is to undergo medical treatment aboard after c...


Astronomers find water vapour in atmosphere of exopl...

Space Related articles 14 September 2019: Astronomers find water vapour in atmosphere of e...


Funny commercials reveal hidden messages in the choi...

Global car brands promote their products via numerous commercials, some of which are so scan...


US adds 173,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate dr...

The US economy added 173,000 jobs in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Frid...


Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov dies at age 85

Obituaries   12 October 2019: Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov dies at age 85 7 October 2019: Inf...

Automotive
Reviews | Technology | Projects & Tuning | Events | Racing
Business & Technology
Business & Economy | Mobile | Internet & Media | Security & Privacy | Gadgets & Tech | Software
Lifestyle
Health, Food & Fitness | Fashion | Gardening | DIY | Homes
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Science & Environment
Wildlife | Green | Space
Gaming
Reviews
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Travel
MM-iNEWS
Copyright & Privacy | Site Roadmap | Sitemap | Contact
Web Development @ OverHertz Ltd
Ω