To have one president die in office may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness; but if there were to be free (paraphrasing Oscar Wilde)
Edgar Lungu collapse: Zambian president ‘needs treatment abroad’
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has to undergo throat surgery abroad, his doctors say, after earlier reporting that he had malaria.
Mr Lungu, elected in January, collapsed while giving a speech to commemorate International Women’s Day in the capital, Lusaka on Sunday.
During the campaign, Mr Lungu’s allies denied reports he was sick and offered to undergo a medical check-up.
The election was called because of the death of his predecessor Michael Sata.
Mr Lungu, 58, was treated at a local hospital and his office issued a report assuring Zambians that the president was “feeling better” and would…
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