(Washington Times) Zambia’s president collapsed while making a speech and was diagnosed with malaria, officials said on Sunday.
President Edgar Lungu was giving a speech to commemorate International Women’s Day at Heroes Stadium in the capital, Lusaka, when he excused himself from the podium and then collapsed.
Lungu was moved to a room nearby where they conducted a snap test that confirmed malaria, the president’s assistant Amos Chanda said in a statement.
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The president was rushed to the Maina Soko Military hospital in Lusaka, where he is being treated for malaria and exhaustion.