Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been discharged from hospital in South Africa after undergoing surgery to correct a narrowing of the oesophagus.

Doctors describe the results as “good” following Friday’s procedure.

On Sunday last week he [Lungu] collapsed at an International Women’s Day event in the Zambian capital, Lusaka.

In January Mr Lungu, 58, won a narrow election victory, replacing the former president, Michael Sata, who died in October.

Doctors have asked the president to return to the hospital in a few weeks for a medical review.

According to the president’s spokesman Amos Chanda said Lungu has returned to light duties after doctors in South Africa said they were pleased with the medical
procedure.

“He is very well, and he has returned to lighter duties even as he is in the hospital, he is attending to those matters as he could. He is in very high spirit,”
said Chanda.

“Precaution starts with his decision to seek medical treatment and that
is what we have done as early as possible and to be open about it …so that if
anything is detected that require urgent medical attention we do get him to be treated as quickly as possible,” he said.

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