Zambian President Edgar Lungu needs urgent treatment as his problem of the narrowing of esophagus has recurred, his office said on Monday.
Lungu, elected in January, reportedly collapsed when giving a speech to mark the International Women’s Day in the capital Lusaka on Sunday.
Earlier tests showed he had fatigue, traces of malaria and low blood sugar level.
The president’s office said in a statement that Lungu had suffered from the narrowing of esophagus, which could have led to the low sugar condition.
“President Lungu has a history of the narrowing of esophagus, which was corrected 30 years ago,” the statement said, adding that the doctors recommended immediate surgery.
Two former Zambian presidents died of illness when they were in office.
In 2008, late president Levy Mwanawasa died after collapsing during an African Union summit in Egypt while last October then president Michael Sata died in London where he had gone for medical check-ups.? Enditem