Zambian President Edgar Lungu to undergo treatment abroad after collapse
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Zambia, is to undergo medical treatment aboard after collapsing while on stage in on Sunday during a ceremony for International Women's Day. The Presidency announced yesterday that Lungu will have throat surgery abroad., the current President of
Doctors on Sunday diagnosed him with. 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, 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.
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