President Lungu collapses

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Lungu collapsingPresident Edgar Lungu collapsed during the International Women’s Day march-past at Heroes Stadium this morning, Sunday, March 8, 2015, according to The Post Newspaper.

The Head of State who was gracing the Women’s Day celebrations had to cut-short his programme and left Hereos National Stadium.

Amos Chanda, Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations said the Head of State has been diagnosed with malaria.

President Lungu who later addressed the nation on ZNBC which covered the proceedings live, said that he was not feeling well.

“I am not feeling too well, but it is not something that should worry the nation… the proceedings should continue… I will see you tomorrow,” said President Lungu.

Gender Minister Prof. Nkandu Luo has taken over the Womens Day celebrations.

Zambia today joins the rest of the World in commemorating the Women’s International Day.

 

 

27 Responses to President Lungu collapses

  1. Hope this is not that movie we recently watched! Or shoul I say we have watched this movie before?

    Cms
    March 8, 2015 at 11:04 am
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    • That was the trailer (or as we sometimes call it… “the next attraction”), the movie in now… We all loved the trailer, and we voted to watch the movie.

      Loadshedding
      March 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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  2. Even the late Sata failed to address the same event last year. This is worrying.

    kenjay
    March 8, 2015 at 11:16 am
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  3. No politics over this because everyone can get sick,even HH. Wish him well,soon.

    muzo
    March 8, 2015 at 11:52 am
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    • @ Muzo..there is no need to talk about HH here. Let us just pray for the Head of State instead of mentioning about HH from nowhere, this is disappointing.

      Mapatizya
      March 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm
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    • As Christians we wish our President a quick recovery and God bless him to go beyond 2016. Gone are days when State House felt obligated to lie to the nation about the late Sata’s deteriorating health. I agree however that this has nothing to do with HH.

      Ted
      March 8, 2015 at 6:38 pm
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      • But he lungu must return the vote he has stolen first before we can take part in praying for him. For us whose election victory was stolen by Lungu and his PF, any intervention against Lungu’s presidency, that is, to end it, whether this intervention is by men or by supernatural, is so very welcome. It would not matter whether Lungu has to die or not. After all Lungu is being advised by his OP to eliminate strong opposition including by means of assassination if he is to win 2016 elections. So ‘assassinating Lungu instead is so very welcome to us.

        T. Hatembo
        March 9, 2015 at 8:46 am
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        • Mr Hatembo needs prayerto accept that elections are over

          ONEZED ONENAT
          March 10, 2015 at 4:28 am
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          • I called him Mr. but after reading through his statement I have come to the conclusion that we are dealing with a person who is mentally disturbed and apart from prayer, Chainama can do him good

            ONEZED ONENAT
            March 10, 2015 at 4:35 am

  4. Too bad.Get well soon your excellency.

    KC
    March 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm
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  5. @muzo
    Keep HH’s name far from your filish choices!

    Keen Follower
    March 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm
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  6. I can only encourage and wish our president a quick recovery by recounting the experience I had with malaria a few days before the presidential by-elections in January:

    On Wednesday 14th January 2015, around 17hrs, I stated feeling an acute fever which lasted for about 3hrs; after which I started sweating profusely through the night.
    The following morning Thursday 15th January 2015, I felt relatively fine and went about my business normally.
    However, around 15hrs (2hrs earlier than the previous day), I started feeling the same fever, though much more intensified.

    The third day, Friday 16th January 2015, I was at one of my client’s office, working on a computer. Around 11hrs (4hrs earlier than the previous day), I started feeling the same fever with such an intensity I couldn’t concentrate on my task any more—now my clients know how much I love ICT machines, but that day, I simply couldn’t go any further. I told my client I would have to continue with the work the following Monday.

    When I explained how I was feeling, my client immediately stated that I had malaria and I had to see a doctor—he had a lot of experience with malaria.
    (Note that in the past 8yrs, I had never taken any medical drugs though I have had colds and coughs which could clear on their own).

    I immediately went to the clinic, and the senior nurse there didn’t even treat me but wrote a referral for me to see a doctor at the main hospital immediately.
    I was diagnosed and found with malaria and put on Coartem (no one should take medical drugs without the doctor’s prescription).

    2hrs later I felt strong enough and left the hospital. In fact, the same day late in the afternoon in town, I even met the nurse that had written my referral and we chatted for a few minutes.

    Though I recovered so dramatically, my experience left me with no doubt as to the reason why the international community is fighting day and night in trying to eradicate malaria: it is a very dangerous disease.
    I don’t know what would have happened to me had I not been treated that third day.
    And whenever I hear malaria mentioned, I take it very seriously.

    Your Excellence Mr. E. C. Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, I’m pleased that you sought the doctors’ intervention urgently and shared how you felt with the nation.

    Get well soon: so much to do sir.

    God bless you all.

    Saviour Katewa-Zambia
    March 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm
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  7. Ifiloshi pa ZWD.Kano umuntu afwa elo mwateka.

    KC
    March 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm
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  8. @Muzo What has HH got to do with EL being ill or rather collapsing? Why did you not refer to Edith Nawakwi or even Nervous Mumba? You are so obssesed with HH that even in your dreams you must be seeing HH aleisa. When a person falls ill its the responsibility of all of us to look after them and wish them well and above all pray for them. Iam a UPND supporter but I dont wish Edgar ill. Especially now that our country is known for state funerals. AS the bible says, pray for your leaders. We will continue praying for you Edgar.

    rudo
    March 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm
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    • However, we should be asking for our vote back, and we should not forget that Lungu has plans to eliminate strong opposition by 2016 including by means of assassination. Sympathy will not take us anywhere especially that we have already seen that Lungu is equally clueless regarding national development. We could not go to court to demand our election victory because courts are in PF hands. Anything that can help cause ‘assassination’ to Lungu’s presidency instead of assassinating our prospects to lead this country must be welcome to us in UPND.

      T. Hatembo
      March 9, 2015 at 8:59 am
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  9. Why did the aides let a sick man go to officiate at public function? Everything in Zambian is a disgrace and the sad thing is Zambians are not bothered with such occurrences or the implications to the outside world.Shoddiness in Zambia is given prominence in all aspects of avery day life.

    zuberi
    March 8, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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  10. @kc your comment tells me something about you.There is something wrong in your head.Is your grandfather a witch?

    vx
    March 8, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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  11. yiwe ka rudo don’t talk about Edith Nawakwi just talk about what is happening don’t be full.

    diva dola
    March 8, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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  12. Let us “pray”

    our beloved father in heaven we are greatful for giving us the president Mr EL. we are here looking up to you for a quick recovery for our president as we are waiting for general election next year. Let your hand be upon him in Jesus name Amen.

    diva dola
    March 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm
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  13. The reporting on this site and the zwd looks alike ” lungu colapse” you can tell that these words are coming from people who are really hoping for someone to die. When did not feeling well become colapsing? I think this is the type of reporting that is deviding the nation. We know very well that this site together whith its sister site are for the UPTD. These people have the history of even making cows climb trees, it is dificult for someone to dispel a thought that these people might be behind all these issues.

    namulabe
    March 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm
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    • But why do you always give the nation sickly persons for presidency? You are to blame. Yes he colapsed, your president colapsed and in public! Your previous president also used to colapse, was so sick, too sick to be treated. It seems in PF you have to be terminally ill to qualify to be president! We know this is deliberate because a sickly president has reduced capacity to see thieves in his government stealing national resources. We need not be sympathetic with sick Lungu unless he resigns and returns our election victory back. In the few hours Lungu has been in hospital millions of money has already been stollen and this is all the objective of proposing terminally ill persons for PF and state presidency.

      T. Hatembo
      March 9, 2015 at 9:23 am
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  14. Don’t be dull iF u don’t like what this media house writes don’t read it how does lungus fainting become MMD or UPND issue pf guys picked lungu themselves so deal with lungu and his sickness its no ones fault that he’s ill

    riddick
    March 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm
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  15. He is enjoying good health

    kabimba
    March 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm
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  16. After discovering that certain news sites have began misquoting others to give gravity to their ignorance over the transmission of malaria, I thought of sharing some knowledge with the online audience over the same subject:

    In my above comment, I indicated that I suffered from malaria for three days. What I did not mention is that I always sleep under a mosquito net—PermaNet.

    Now, look at what I found out:

    For most people, symptoms of malaria begin 10 days to 4 weeks after infection although a person may feel ill as early as 7 days or as late as 1 year later.
    Some malaria parasites can remain dormant in the liver for several months up to about 4years after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito.
    When these parasites come out of hibernation and begin invading red blood cells, the person will become sick—Source: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

    Saviour Katewa-Zambia
    March 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm
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  17. May the will of God be done

    Pastor
    March 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm
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  18. LOVE YOUR ENIMIES, DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO HATE YOU. ZAMBIA AS A CHRISTIAN NATION, LETS LEARN TO INVOLVE GOD EVEN AT STATE HOUSE. LIKE KING SOUL, INVOLVED DAVID AT HIS PALACE. WHENEVER AN EVIL SPIRIT CAME UPON HIM (SOUL) THEN DAVID WAS INVOLED IN PRAYING FOR HIM AND THE EVIL SPIRIT LEFT HIM. THOSE WITH EARS LET THEM HEAR!!

    Pastor
    March 8, 2015 at 6:53 pm
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  19. We in the UPND we are saying get well mr, don’t die befor 2016

    luka
    March 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm
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