Zambia President Edgar Lungu Collapses After ‘Sudden Dizziness’ At Defence Day Event

Zambia President Edgar Lungu Collapses After 'Sudden Dizziness' At Defence Day Event
President Edgar Lungu

Zambia President, Edgar Lungu has collapsed during a national defence day event in Lusaka on Sunday, June 13, 2021.


Reports say the president suffered “sudden dizziness” but recovered immediately at the 45th Defense Forces Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony.


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The Private Secretary to the Zambia President, Simon Miti who confirmed the incident in a statement assured the public that the president “is well and has continued to discharge his duties”.

The statement reads,

“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 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.”