Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu, on Sunday, collapsed on the podium while presiding over a Women’s Day celebration in Lusaka.
It comes less than two months after taking over from the former president, Michael Sata, who died in office last October. Lungu came to power in January.
After the incident, Lungu was rushed to a military hospital, but the presidency later issued a statement saying he had been treated for malaria and there was no need for concern.
the president later said in a statement: “I am feeling much better and have been told I have high levels of fatigue and should take some rest”
“There is nothing to worry about.”
Lungu, who fell after standing for some 20 minutes during the ceremony, is rumoured to have diabetes.
Presidential spokesman Amos Chanda said doctors at the military hospital had conducted comprehensive medical checks and said Lungu’s results were good.