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How Zambian President collapsed during Defence Force event

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The Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, on Sunday, collapsed during the country’s 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony.

Confirming the incident in a statement, his Principal Private Secretary, Simon Miti, said the President experienced sudden dizziness at the event.

He, however, stated that Lungu recovered immediately and walked to his official car.

“The President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, this (Sunday) afternoon experienced sudden dizziness whilst officiating at the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony,” the statement read.

“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.”

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