The President of Zambia, Edgar Lungi, has collapsed during the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony which was held Sunday.
He was quickly rescued by officers and taken to the State House.
The Principal Private Secretary to the President, Dr. Simon K.Miti who confirmed the development in a statement announced that the President is recuperating.
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 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.”