The Medical Team attending to President Lungu,has explored options of correcting the narrowing of the oesophagus (food pipe)that led to the illness of the President on Sunday March, 8 2015.
Doctors have recommended that President Lungu undergoes a high-tech medical procedure which is currently unavailable in Zambia and therefore he has been referred for specialised treatment abroad.This is according to the second medical bulletin released by Special Assistant to the President Amos Chanda
President Lungu has a history Achalasia (the condition of the narrowing of the food pipe.) This condition was corrected 30 years ago at the University Teaching Hospital and appears to have recurred.A team of senior doctors comprising physicians, surgeons, pathologists, and radiologists, reviewed these findings and recommended immediate correction of this condition.This statement has been authorized by Dr. Dorothy Kasonde and Dr. Dave Kishore on behalf the doctors attending to President Lungu.
What is Achalasia
Achalasia is a condition that affects the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. In individuals with achalasia, the esophagus does not work properly. Food may become trapped in it. This condition can be related to damage to nerves in the esophagus. It can also be caused by damage to the lower esophageal sphincter. The lower esophageal sphincter is a valve that closes off the esophagus from the stomach.
How Is Achalasia Treated?
Several types of treatment can be used to either temporarily reduce symptoms or permanently alter the function of the lower esophageal sphincter.
- The first line of treatment is often oral medications. Nitrates or calcium channel blockers can help to relax the sphincter so food can pass through it more easily. Doctors might also use Botox to relax the sphincter.
- To treat achalasia more permanently, doctors can either dilate the sphincter or alter it. Dilation is typically done by inserting a balloon into the esophagus and inflating it. This stretches out the sphincter and helps the esophagus function better. However, sometimes dilation tears the sphincter. If this happens,additional surgery to repair it may be needed.
Esophagomyotomy is a type of surgery used to help people with achalasia. Doctors use a large or small incision to access the sphincter and carefully alter it to allow better flow into the stomach. The great majority of esophagomyotomy procedures are successful.
What Can Be Expected in the Long Term?
Prognosis for this condition varies. Some people only have very mild symptoms. For others, treatment can be highly successful. Sometimes multiple treatments are needed to handle symptoms.
Unfortunately, if a dilation procedure doesn’t work the first time, surgery may be needed. Usually, the chance of success decreases with each successive dilation. Therefore, doctors will often seek alternatives if several dilations are not successful.
The success rate for esophagomyotomy is thought to be 80-90%. However, patients may develop some complications. These include:
- issues related to tearing of the esophagus
- acid reflux
- respiratory conditions caused by food travelling up the esophagus and into the windpipe
So are you people saying he collapsed kunsala?
What is all these about to explain the illness of Edgar? Sylvia Masebo warned you that Edgar mulwele…
All those food pipes would have been corrected before he got in tassle with Guy Scott.
Iam now worried. Edgar Lungu may come back in a casket.
Another State Funeral rooming.
Goodbye Mr. Lungu. Greetings to President Kambela Mazoka, President Mwanawasa, President Chiluba, President Micheal Chilufya Sata.
May the souls of the departed leader rest in peace.
The Curse of the Zambian Presidency!
It was malaria and severe fatigue coupled with cholera. Leat him resigsn now, we can not be carrying dead wood just after one month. Impeach the guy. Mutembo where are you. Here is a chance to CORRECT THE WRONGS. PF members you have a chance to redeem your selves. God is with you. Take the chance and dont be scared. Lungu has no capacity. Put Scott back in the saddle and correct things. Just one month of this spineless monster and he has turn things upside down. You were warned about kaminamisa.
Ah !When I was a student at Ridgeway campus back in the 90’s Surgeons at UTH used to treated Achalasia. The brain drain really does have devastating effects on the country but the government was treating us doctors like crap, so we left.Those tuma rooms at Highland house were depressing!!! Anyway send the president abroad we will treat him.He is in good hands.
Ll the tribjalist they went under have re appeared . . We are intalling inonge. And not ur man the nigerian fortunevtellers are quacking abouta
Umm! Well this is becoming a sowelo! From Malaria to fatigue to Achalasia whatever medical animal you call it sure? People told you during the campaigns that this Lungu will trigger another by-election and you scorned Masebo. Now medical abroad has started. How much money has Zambia spent on Spare-Part-Presidents? We could’ve built a multi-tech hospital for all Zambians to seek medical help. This is just a start, spare parts will runout soon and will be back to square one. Shame!!
Lungu upon becoming President went to Mania Soko military hospital for a presidential medical checkup. They said all was rosy rosy! And barely two months in the premiership, flaws have emerged to an extent of a “medical evacuation”. Can we really trust them people with the appalling medical lies? NO NO NO!! The Zambian Watchdog will review very soon, like them or not.
Seriously, am not happy about this… I just don’t know… I don’t know mwebantu…
That’s what people wanted ! We told you that his sick . Guess Zambia got first female president now . Hoe many times are you going to be voting?
But guy scott and change the constitution . That’s the only way PF can beat HH . Miles Sampa can’t win any elections now or never , GUESS RB is telling lungu to put him as Vice President . You bandit RB go to hell .
YOU THICK HEADS IN PF KEPT ON DENYING THAT LUNGU WAS SICK. EVERYONE SUPPORTING LUNGU TO STILL RULE ZAMBIA IS A SELFISH GLUTTON WHO IS JUST THERE TO SERVE PERSONAL EGOCENTRIC INTERESTS. YOU GUYS DON’T LOVE ZAMBIA, YOU DON’T LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE ZAMBIA GROW. DUE TO YOUR SELFISH INTERESTS YOU ARE SERVING, YOU GUYS ARE THE ONES SENDING THESE PRESIDENTS TO THEIR GRAVES. YOU KNOW THAT HEALTH IS FAILING THEM, BUT YOU STILL FORCE THEM TO SERVE AS PRESIDENTS. SELFISH PEOPLE YOU ARE! IF YOU LOVE LUNGU, TELL HIM AND CONVINCE HIM TO HAND OVER POWER TO HH. HE WILL NOT BE ARRESTED FOR STEALING POWER FROM THE RIGHTFUL OWNER. HE WILL BE FORGIVEN, AND ZAMBIA WILL SERVE MILLIONS OF TAX-PAYER MONEY.
HH and Kabimba must start campaigning.
This time, its better to start even earlier.
If it was minute and a small thingm they would not be telling the public. We are never told that the QUeen or Cameroon are seeing their GP but when it is serious the media is informed and therefore people this is SERIOUS!
I just had a text from my sister’s boyfriend who works at the Ministry of transport and that it is a 50: 50 situation
It doesnt matter with inonge. with Inonge Wina southerners will feature in cabinet. southern province cant be sidelined like this. even if the province voted for the opposition and correctly so, SP has PF members who can be appointed into cabinet. as things are SP has zero cabinet and deputy ministers as siamunene and monde are simply there to weaken UPND and not necessarily appointed due to their skills or to balnce appointments. so we have nothing. this is a warning from god. God has just fired a shot in the air to say people watch out.
Zambians!Am mauless kwena
Lungu ‘s problem is more than cheap PF propaganda.
Lungu has exactly 4 months to live. If goes slightly 4 months he will be lucky.
Finally PF ‘s plans to kill him is coming to fruition. Sata surfered a similar kind of problem though the facts were hidden.
Dear State House, if UTH cannot treat or manage Achalasia, what is the state of health care services and systems in the country? Wishing you Lungu, God’s blessings and healing. Please come back and work on our health systems so that the people can be treated locally for those who cannot access the tax payers money.
hahahahahahahaha I will have to get back to you guys. This is too much.
When people said Mr. Lungu has poor health and wouldn’t manage the strenuous job of a president, some Zambians thought it was just propaganda. Now you see that Mr. Lungu went for 10 days holiday in Mfuwe and here he is collapsing. Now time to evacuate him abroad, isn’t this too early after just being in office for 2 months?
The poor local citizen that has achalasia would just die since they wouldn’t afford treatment abroad. And we are proud of this as Zambians. Health care should be a top priority in Zambia instead of wasting money on by elections or Ba ECZ paying money to musicians to sing about elections. What a waste of money by a poor impoverished country. Get your priorities right Ba Zambia!!!
What purpose does it serve to vote for a sick and dying presidential candidate just because you don’t like the tribal affiliation of the other candidate? As was the case with Michael Sata, so it is with Lungu now. In the case of Michael Sata, people vowed that they were still going to vote for him even if his body was to already be in a casket.
That Lungu was sick even as he was campaigning is beyond dispute. Notwithstanding that glaring reality, we ignored all those warning signs and went ahead and voted for him en masse. At “e yu wine chakolwa e tu le votela.” Later we labeled those who didn’t vote for him as “TRIBALISTS.” It is tribalism that is at the centre of all of this. Otherwise, Sata would have been too sick to be voted as president. And so too, Edgar Lungu.
If not lucky like I said early this year that, I saw the end of PF in August or September but before October.
Ignore at your own peril! All those 30 years of alcoholism, Kachasu dried out the intestines. Brady, Whisky & Vodka if not handled with care can “roast” the esophagus hence one starts to form at their mouths.
We warned you that “if into” you were crying is a sickling but PF cadres called us names. Now the sickness is unfortunately unfolding like wildfire.
“High levels of fatigue & malaria” are now found in the intestines, only to be treated abroad? I’ve always said, PF are pathological hypocrite & liars. They are addicted to confusion!
The economy is defoliating & medical tourism is highly regarded at State House.
The Skeleton Key
Mr. Lungu is a good person who was pressured and forced to take up the presidency by evil and inconsiderate people in PF just for their own self and evil interests. Quick recovery!
I’ll all refer you to madam Mushota, she was very right and still right. No wonder she the best blogger. Mutule mutule !!!!!!
I propose that Mr. Chishimba Kambwili tells the nation what he knows about what Kabimba knows about Mr. Sata’s sickness and eventual death. The similarities between Sata’s illness and that of Lungu are too obvious to ignore. We don’t want HH to go through the same when he takes over.
Is not the same problem Sata had when he lost his voice.Then it must be a serious problem for doctors to recommend him to go abroad for medical services.What passes through the throat if it is not Food and Beer?This a life style problem.Disicpline is vital in all we do,but being human beings we normally fall short of the glory of God.
What is wrong with UTH kanshi?
Why do Zambians vote in sick leaders?
There is gross incompetence regarding our only referral institution in the country. Prof. Nkandu Luo and others in her league who have had the opportunity of being ministers in various governments still remain myopic to the transformation UTH needs. Medical institutions will keep reaping our scarce finances.
I am hurting for the great number of citizens awaiting specialized treatment abroad some of whom are tax payers who may not even get the benefit of their tax. Now a quick recommendation has been passed whose overall cost will not be made public and probably would over the years been cumulatively adequate to bring the needed facilities home to benefit many Zambians.
@ 2.2 meant “Medical institutions abroad……”
There is nothing wrong with UTH. Its the selfish Zambian leaders who don’t care & purposely fail to furnish the hospital.
I was shocked when I visted UTH on my holiday, hell no, very pathetic! Zambian leaders would rather go for medical tourism , especially presidents have been showcase museums.
UTH has been neglected for far too long, women even deliver on the floors is shocking to say the least. Meanwhile PF has perpetually instigated by elections from time the took power from the now dying MMD. All that money for by elections can be channeled to UTH but alas, politics of mediocrity has taken over Zambia.
Blame the leaders & not the building.
The Skeleton Key
it is fit for common zambians, ………………………….everything is ok
All the same we can’t vote for tr,,I,,bal hh and hi m. as.s. Neverni..si
“High level Fatigue” To be treated abroad
A bit of health tourism never killed anyone.
Those who are saying Zambians should not have voted Lungu should first ask themselves what medical proof they had that Edgar Lungu was sick. It is prejudicial and even illegal to call someone sick and deny them their rights or wishes with out concrete proof! Unless our changes,the chances of voting in sick presidents will continue. Even those who were calling Edgar sick could be equally sick so let us be realistic.
@ 3.2 Zambia ni yatu!
Don’t tell me that you didn’t pass special paper I and II in Grade VII? That Lungu was sick before and during the campaigns is not complicated Harvard algorithm. Who didn’t know that Lungu was sick? Didn’t we know or we simply didn’t want to know?
Lungu’s illness was being reported in all the newspapers. He dropped several campaign assignment due to the same illness. But we chose to shoot arrows at those who dared to speak or write about it. Now we must feign ignorance? Where on earth??
He dropped several campaign assignments due to the same illness.
HE president lungu get well soon becoz there is absolutely no reason for you to be sick. if you love PF and your country replace mama wina with a person who can make things move. imagine you died today can wina win elections. sata ignored it and it has affected your party.
Oh know! not again please mwebantu twapapata
You mean “Oh no”
I would not pass any disparaging comments as everyone’s life is in the hands of God. Even healthy pipo have been dying suddenly from cardiac arrest. Please bloggers, moderate yo comments.
There has been no pressure that can cause The President to be sick, it’s just sickness that can strike any time… We wish our President well…
@brick force wire never use medical terms you hardly understand,how can a health person have heart attack?Stop this mediocrity and hypocrisy.You knew lungu was sick just because you bembas knew you could not win,being evil you forced Lungu a Nyanja to win you votes so that you can capitalize on his weakness to continue stealing from the Government coffers now look God is exposing you.Zambia shall remain cursed as long as we continue with our evil schemes of putting pawns and stuges in state house as long as they are related to our tribe.Lets put leaders based on merit .
Well why can’t UTH correct this situation again??? Seems to me they didnt have the equipment to correct it in the first place but they managed anyway, using witchcraft I suppose.
So who will get the instruments of power this tine…i hope he leaves them with HH
Dr. SIMBYAKULA since madam Nono is out.
Now you want to know where tax payers money goes….you have the answer..so don’t complain
The first thing he takes a weeks holiday, Goes to Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, RSA, and now medical treatmment abroad. He hasnt worked for anything. We need the new constitution now.
Please people don’t regret yet. We shall see what is going to happen. Thanks.
I am now losing hope in Edgar Lungu.
He may be departing very soon. Inonge Wina should be allowed to continue ruling until the next general elections of 2016.
Its Bye Bye to Edgar Chagwa Lungu.
But advise to Lungu, please reconcile with all people you injured before you die because hell may be waiting for you.
EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE YOU DELIBERATELY INJURED.
1. Hakainde Hichilema
2. Mutembo Nchito
3. Silvia Masebo
5. Guy Scott
6. Miles Sampa
7. All Tonga People you have been insulting.
8. Any Person whom you injured through your unprofessional Conduct. Go well Mr. Lungu. Embassy Park is now your Homeland.
Ulekwata mano wachinangwa wee,
..WAYS OF FREE MANSONS
1.THEY DECIEVE WITH IMPUNITY
2.THEY ARE VERY WILLING TO KILL TO ENHANCE THEIR AGENDA
3.THEY REJOICE AT THE DEATH OF SOMEONE
4.THEY REJOICE WHEN ONE STANDING IN THEIR WAY FALLS SICK.
5.THEY PRAY TO THE DEVIL SO THAT THAT SICK PERSON DIES IN ORDER FOR THEM TO ASCEND TO POWER
6.THEY ARE BITTER PEOPLE INCLUDING THEIR SUPPORTERS AS LONG AS THEIR WISHFULL DESIRES ARE NOT GUARANTEED
7.THEY HAVE INBORN HATRED AGAINST THOSE WHO APPEAR TO BE SUPREME OVER THEM
8.THEY LIKE WOMANISING
9.THEY ARE TOO POMPUS AND ARROGANT
10.THEY THINK THEY KNOW IT ALL.
11.THEY ARE VERY SELFISH AND ACQUIRE A LOT OF WEALTH THROUGHT DUBIOUS/QUESTIONABLE MEANS
12.THEY HATE THE TRUTH TO BE TOLD
13.THEY GET OFFENDED WHEN THE TRUTH IS BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION DESPITE THEM NOT BEING…
Ati PF member, muluchipuba I’mwe, President Lungu will even stand in 2016..uzawona..
This is the reality, our president is not well and it’s time we prayed for him. Let us not target innocent individuals like HH for an obvious situation. Let’s direct our attention to this reality because HH has nothing to do with it. He is a competitor for power in a democratic society and as it stands, he stands strong. Let us focus on the need for EL to get the necessary treatment so that he executes his duties diligently. We cannot be in denial on a matter like this that was well known even before 20th January. HH is not president and it’s high time we stopped being obsessed by his name.
God help our nation.We were warned that EL is a sick man but you voted for him by raising hands ignoring the right proceedure.Prophets prophesied him having healthy issues but we ignored.Why why why.Medical bills after being in office for a month only.God help Zambia.All those medical docs that surround him couldnt have discouraged him taking such a high office?
Even in his coffin ,we will still vote for him.Your HH is not liked by Zambians.
Urging all Patriotic Zambians to pray for HE ECL to get well soon Naruta!!!!!!!
So what has achalasia got to do with Lungu collapsing? Its the same Sata lies reloaded. Its painful that Zambians should continue losing huge amounts of money on its presidents medical bills when our hospitals are struggling to meet the needs of our poor citizens simply because we never learn or listen. This PF is just a curse on Zambia.
The evacuation will create a power struggle especially that the Vice President is out.There are two factions in PF,RB’s group and that of Kalaba (strickly speaking,BEMBAs).Each one of these two groups would want their “man” to remain acting as president.No one knows for how long the President will be out,as this is an opportune time to even try and fix the other ailments-kidney and liver problems.Just like Achalasia,all the ailments are old and cronic.We wait and see how the fight will go.I wish the President, HE Edgar Chagwa Lungu a quick recovery.I wish the Nation Zambia peace and pecience.
The kwacha will now breach the k8 mark at the rate we are going.
Masebo is more sick than those hospitalised. Mushota appears to be happy with what happened and seems to be blood thirsty… I mean human blood
You people surely, you cant see that EL is sick just by looking at him? EL is not slim. He is thin because of sicknes
Lugu is sick yes. SICK president is better than hh. We dont want hh. Let him to to nega nega were he is popular or dundummwezi.
we would rather vote for a sick person than HH so tamumfwa batini ?
Yes he is thin bcause of ACHALASIA
For God’s sake, we told you Zambians that this Guy is Sick and very Sick, but becuase of selfish interests you decided to vote for him becuase you wanted to eat!!!
Should we continue with the legacy of leaders dying abroad, the government deliberately send our Presidents abroad when they Know there is on 2% of survival!!!
You cannot continue to munipulate elections results and think God is stupid, You will pay for your sins Lungu and all PF cadres, especially Nkandu Luo who at Mulungushi centre messing up results.
In developed countries Luo should have been stripped off her professorship.
Thats how hh reasons just like you.n . Your thinking is cow dung amsure you inhaled a lot. Cow dung produces high level methane.
Zambia is becoming advanced and explaining what their President is undergoing. We have grown and Kudos State House.
Thanks for the transparency.
Fyanta mbuzi at least cow dung is cool is Fwaka Yachi Ngoni lol lol.try the Ebola infested Baboon dung you will die in 3 seconds.
Put guy scott as your Vice President and change your constitution. That’s the only way PF can still be there or it will be the next unip or MMD .
Dear Brothers and sisters GOD Bless you all. Just to remind you about the following message i posted on this site two weeks ago regarding state house and president Lungu. ” Dear readers God bless you all. I had a vision last night. Let’s continue praying for our beloved president, in my vision i was instructed to pray against the spirit of lamentation which has occupied state house. this spirit entered state house in 2003. All the events that took place in Zambia between 2006 to 2015 God has been showing me this events even before they happen, Thus pray for Edgar lungu serious put put your political affiliations aside and pray faithfully for his excellence. But this one we must share the burden together us believers. Thank you all ” lets continue praying the president his not going to…
Mmembe should not know the hospital the EL will be admitted to. Also let the OP not tell us because Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm! Niona some Cartel salivating apa ka!
HE WILL COME BACK THE SAME WAY SATA DID. SHAME.
Now I understand what people wanted when they voted for continuity instead of change! I wonder how many of the ‘ifintu ni Lungu’ supporters are willing to donate their kidneys and pancreas for his excellency’s transplant?
If specialized treatment is necessary in these circumstances, then let the president be be evacuated. As a nation, let us remain calm and pray for quick recovery of our president.
SO YOU VOTED FOR A SICK AND FINISHED PERSON SO THAT YOU CAN ONCE AGAIN START TELLING US TO CALM DOWN AND PRAY FOR HIS QUICK RECOVERY. THIS IS LUNATIC. JUST FIVE MONTHS AGO WHEN WE WERE MOURNING SATA, AND NOW IT IS EDGAR CHAKOLWA CHAGWA KALE LUNGU BEING HOSPITALIZED AND NEXT IT WILL BE SOME THING ELSE. TRIBALISTS ARE PUNISHED FOR REJECTING HH.
Whatever is happening to Edgar Lungu is his own making; he has those illnesses because of his lifestyle, they are not inherited. Diabetes type 2 is due to his lifestyle, oesophageal cancer is also due to his lifestyle caused by among other causes drinking a lot of alcohol, especially spirits. Kaunda has lived his life eating only veggies and no alcohol. Look at him now, he is the one burying the younger people, still going though not strong.
Honestly speaking, I dont feel sorry for the Zambian citizens. I think they deserve everything they are going through. Zambia is supposed to be a Christian nation and yet the leaders what to do as they wish. They want to promote corruption, nepotism, tribalism and all manner of evil against other, and you think the Lord will just watch them.
Cant everyone see that something is wrong here. We have become a laughing stock to all nations. No need going into details here.
@ 26 Mr Intelligent
Zambia is the most tribal country the whole world over. God is telling us something. Tribalism is sin. And God is rebuking us for it. We voted for Michael Sata and later for Edgar Lungu, even though we knew all too well that each of them was sick at the time. Why? Simply because the option of not voting for Michael Sata and later for Edgar Lungu; would have been to vote for a Tonga – a triple NO – because NO TONGA MUST EVER RULE ZAMBIA! And yet we like to call ourselves a Christian nation!
What is even sad is that most of those promoting tribal hatred in Zambia are pastors, elders etc in there churches.
although i didnt vote for ECL and would not if another opportunity arose, i feel we need to pray for him and the family at this time and then we will talk later. at least we have been told what he is suffering from and that the situation is something that can be corrected. the challenge i have with zambians is we always think being a president is a any other job. that office is full of pressure all the time, the only people who enjoy are the ticks that surround him not the president. i remember LPM said it was a lonely office, i fully agree. so if you occupy that seat with health complications, they are bound to be brought to the surface sooner or later. look at Obama how he has aged – PRESSURE sometimes makes diamonds but from experience it brings bad health sometimes. Get well soon ECL
Its just plain truth that in Zambia when you mention Catholic church the answer is Bemba,SDA the answer is Tonga,New apostolic the answer is Lozi.This cancer that has entered even between mariages and families called TRIBALISM is a curse to Zambia.Who is going to fight it since the church is in the fo- front.Zambia is simply a dead country.A strong country is created by strong families and latter strong communities.Its a shame to be a Zambian.Lets go federal and stop this madness of one Zambia one Nation,which Nation? my foot.
It’s a pity that achalasia can no longer be treated at UTH. Zambia has gone backwards in its ability to offer quality healthcare.
Lungu collapsing is not new. The last time he collapsed was Sata’s swearing ceremony. He was given zigolo and he was back on his feet.
Seating Presidents or VIPs usually get ‘over-medication’ which tend to complicate matters. Now we see these big words and over-seas procedues..Keep it simple on Lungu guys.
Ha sorry sana, is this the same ECL who was threatening to crush his enemies? Kansi palibe stamina futi.
The PF who influenced ECL to take up Presidency of the Party and the Country have been very unkind to him and the nation, this is very cruel, I really feel sorry for ECL.
Reminds me of KK’s appeal to Maureen Mwanawasa to discourage her late husband from taking up top most job in Zambia on health concerns. KK felt the responsibilities as head of State would be too taxing for Levy Mwanawasa.
I can imagine, with ECL the position is even more taxing than when Mwanawasa took over as things have gone seriously wrong, too many factors at play to deal with.
Though Levy Mwanawasa was unwell, he tried his best to improve economic outlook.
ECL get well soon boss!
Apparently the same problem was corrected 30 years ago at UTH, now it cannot be corrected at the same institution after 30 hmmmm! I think they are lying about the actual problem, that is simply one of the few sicknesses EL has and time has caught up with him. These chaps were lying about Sata and now they are lying about EL. If indeed that is the problem, let them fix it at UTH, the hospital has improved technologically compared to 30 years ago. Damn that was a long time, I was only 2 years old and there was not all the tech we see today!
May God place His healing hand on you Mr President.
No-one is celebrating Lungus situation but at the same time it would be hypocritical not to point out that the nation was warned about this. As stated in previous comments how could it be that UTH was able to treat a condition 30 years ago and can’t treat it now? Once again another blunder by the PR team at state house. Best thing to have said would be to issues a statement to the effect that a full diagnosis is pending but to seems that the condition he has is very treatable and as a precautionary measure the president is being evacuated so as not to take any chances.
How much do we invest in each doctor to get qualified? UTH treated this man 20 years ago why not now? From malaria to this now to London…if you want free elite medication in Zambia just stand for Presidency…good play President Edgar Lazy!
when is our sick economy ever going to get the selfsame prescription as these lazy bums?
Get well soon Mr.E. Chagwa.L, ishimbi tashinkotoka shongama fye…..
I wish the president well.
Let us not trouble God or Jesus over prayers for Lungu.He cheated to the nation is that he is fine and told Masebo to go to the tests together.Now between him and Masebo who is in hospital today?
God does not entertain lies and the Truth is catching up.
I am not sorry for Lungu.He chose his own lifestyles of beer drinking and smoking and these are results.
@ 37 Sudan
“Let us not trouble God or Jesus over prayers for Lungu…” And may I add that, God is practical. Now in his nineties, old KK, who never smokes nor drinks and eats a vegetarian diet, is still going strong. Those of us who smoke, drink and do other shoddy things, end-up paying for our misdoings in so many different ways. Indeed, the body is, in the words of Scripture: “the temple of the Holy Ghost.” And whosoever destroys God’s temple, him will God destroy! How frightening are those words. We can learn something from all these happenings if we want to.
I love my country but I wish I cud change citizenship. How on earth do you have a country where kaponyas decide who to be president for rational citizens? Even when all the signs are there for all to see they still go ahead. Let them not complain about high cost of living, lack of money for services, etc. they asked for it.
Get well soon his excellency.
This is what I meant when I said that either EL is uncontrollable or doctors are to blame. Now they have to face the public to answer, skew, rebut to control self inflicted damage. EL should have delegated officiating the ceremony. State house decamp officers ought to have told EL to stay at home. The damage has already been done. Zambians have already made up their minds. Come 2016 it is given Lubinda. We cannot risk Wina. My appeal now id PF to start organizing and sending intra messages selling Lubinda. Its is done. We cannot allow under 5 or leprosy Kabimba. It is Lubinda.
Lubinda does not qualify under your constitution dude. The only people who do qualify in pf are all moronic dunderheads.
@Jl point of correction we can not allow a Diploma holder in agri business ,with a history of theft while working at named NGO and the same basturd has never had a stable marriage.How can he manage a country.Being president is not a jock.HH is far superior to your Lubinda.Even bo ma inonge is better than Lubinda.
someone to move a motion in parliament for a possible impeachment please !!!!
its not a crime to impeach…
who cursed us from normal thinking ?
please Lord depart us not, lend us your wisdom to make right Choices because right choices make right living and meaningful development.
Now you know where money is going. This is very serious, other countries would even stop sympathizing with Zambians because of their foolishness. Miles Sampa could have been a better candidate to take over the presidency of the PF. All this is the result of stress which goes with being a president.
Even if this is corrected, Lungu will never be the same again to perform duties as the president. Lungu would not have been collapsing as often as he is doing now if he had chosen to lead a quiet life as a minister. To make matters worse, he even decides to put himself as defense minister, how greedy can one be? He bit off more than he can chew.
The bad people who made all this happen are that treacherous old Gogo called Inonge Wina and that hermaphrodite called Nkandu Luo. Shame on them.
Lungu can choose to live many more healthy years if he decides to choose life instead of money and power. He can just throw in the towel and he will still be able to enjoy all the benefits enjoyed by former presidents. If he decides to hold on, then he will be fulfilling the prophesy of one man of God who said that Lungu might only live for 8 months. The first part of the prophesy has been fulfilled by him becoming president in a contravensial way. This man of God said that Sata allowed his supporters to carry a mock coffin to humiliate Kabimba but he ended up dying himself. Lungu also allow his supporters to carry a mock coffin on his inauguration day. Whatch this space….
@ 43 Voice of reason
Yes indeed, still very fresh to our memories.
where is my voter’s card and NRC please? I am busy looking for them now. Another presidential by – election. Democracy at its best in Zambia. Go well your execellency. Go well. will miss you just like we miss ba SATA.
I am sure KASHIMBI CHIMBWILI (CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI), HARRY KALABA, WINA, LUO, CHIKWANDA, MULENGA SATA AND NSANDABUNGA WILLIE ARE WORRIED/DEPRESSED AND SICK.
Elo Maybe Scott, Sampa, Masebo, GBM and Others are saying lets wait and see!!!
Prayers are all I can give. President Nawakwi and President miyanda should step into government with president Lungu and Inonge Wina for the normal process of Zambia to continue.
That’s what kachekele does to the organs,scunt burns you up
Long before collapsing at a public event, we expressed grave concern about Edgar Lungu’s health out look. In response PF cadres called us names and bitter. Similar reaction was made on late president Sata. PF cadres are like witches looking forward to the death of Lungu so that they can begin to hack each other as they did when Sata died.
Evil intentions follow evil deeds.
Well, we do not need another by election. 2016 is too near. We hope the president leaves atleast until 2016. Zambian presidency is cursed. How did RB survive? HH must worship more than before to prepare for this. This is not fresh and blood fight but higher powers of the prince of darkness.
You mean “lives” NOT “leaves”
Zambia is a very weird and funny country, even funnier than Boswell & Wilkie Circuses combined. Only in Zambia is the presidency handled like a sim card business. At this rate the country is doomed.
Does this mean that the doctors who conducted a physical check-up on Lungu a couple months ago and gave him a clean bill of health were lying SOBs?
Zambia’s tribalism smells. It is the reason we continue to vote for sick presidents.
Mr. Lungu is a good person who was pressured and forced to take up the presidency by evil and inconsiderate people in PF just for their own self and evil interests. Quick recovery!
UPND cadres seem to be very excited.Your so called HH will never be President of Zambia.EL will be ok and even in 2016 we will vote for him.So you tribalists stop the nonsense.Who has never fallen ill ? In 2016,even the few votes u got from other regions will not be seen.Careful !
You tribalist! And a thief too.
Barotse North Western Rhodesia does not expect anything from you. All we demand is that you leave us and go to your impoverished land.
You have zero to offer even in a million years.
That is the continuity PF so passionately campaigned on; and the continuity that we too voted for. What we are getting is exactly what we wanted to get. “ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE.”
ZAMBIA THE REAL AFRICA INDEED….sad development,,,
This is shocking
Curiosity killed the cat. Being president of a country is not the easiest job out there. It is not what you would like to do if you are not in good health. Shouldn’t this gentleman have a learnt a lesson or two from the late president Sata?
One would not know how to respond to the president’s illness. Be that as it may, who is now ‘going to market Zambia abroad’? Zambia is in hurry to develop. Set cheap politics aside, for once.
Tuli fipuba fwe period
Speak for yourself. I am blessed in Jesus’s name, intelligent too.
Yes from their comments you can tell that they are evil and God cannot bless such people with Presidency.Why should you celebrate because some one is ill ? Your high appetite for leadership will only work out if in 2016 you will make even ngombes to vote.Failure to that you will never make it.PF will continue and you should disband there after.
Don’t just talk, donate a kidney and a pancreas if you are a true supporter! Voting for CONTINUITY IN MEDICAL TOURISM does not help. The man needs multi-organ transplant for renal failure and diabetes.
Let the 48% that voted for Chagwa and put his life in harm’s way donate body parts….after all he is worth a lot for you to hurl insults on people.
Go ahead donate your esophagus, kidneys, liver (especially a large fresh one from a teetotaler), bladder, intestines, pancreas…….and the list goes on and on.
Barotse-NWR is waiting to see whether you people really love EC Lungu.
And this time, leave the instruments of power with Inonge Wina of Barotse-NWR.
Lungu left the instruments of power at heroes stadium with Nkandu Luo
God is cannot be mocked. Ones always reaps what he sows. If you vote for a sick president, that is exactly what you should expect to get – a sick president. And we have one right now – not because God gave him to us, but because we chose him for ourselves.
It is true Calorine.Lets teach these UPND tribalists a lesson in 2016.Through there Ngombe /dogs website which is ever one sided, they almost deceived Zambians to give them Presidency.This time around we shall show them.They will surely cry and will be thrown in the dust bin for ever.
What tribe are you?
Your PF is just a cursed Party.
@ 62 Joseph
Shame on you. Remember that there is a watcher from up above.
He is almost 60 years, with a history of alcohol abuse, he was treated for narrowing of the esophagus over 30 years ago! Medics what investigations would your carry out in order to arrive at a diagnosis?
And what are the differential diagnoses?
According to the Post “President Lungu was then seen slanting back and forth a couple of times before he lost balance and fell backwards. But the ZWD has a picture of Lungu with a bump on his forehead. How is that possible? Full of half truths.
What we voted for ba Zed. Start looking for your voters cards as we are yet to have another bloody by election.
HH next… I’m sure namu sambilila baka ponya mwe..
oh plz an other sick president in office ,oh plz zambia is not ready for an other state funeral ,the country is now tired of this.
GUY SCOTT TRIED TO PREVENT ALL THIS FOR THE SAKE OF OUR NATION AND OUR PF PARTY. AS SAD AND BITTER THIS MAY BE, THIS IS THE END OF THE PF PARTY OUR LATE PRESIDENT SATA FOUGHT SO HARD FOR. WE THE PF MEMBERS HAVE SINGLE HANDEDLY DESTROYED THE VISION OF OUR FOUNDER FATHER MICHEAL SATA, MHSRIP. SCOTT SAW THIS COMING. MWEBANTU LETS NOT DENY IT “UMUSUNGU MUSUNGU.”
LOOK AT HOW THIER COUNTRIES ARE DEVELOPED. HOW MANY TIMES DO THEY HOLD ELECTIONS? THEY REPESCT TAX PAYERS MONEY AND PUT IT TO GOOD USE. THAT IS TOTALLY THE OPPOSITE WITH US. WE ARE GREEDY AND SELFISH. SCOTT TRIED NOT TO PUT LUNGU INTO OFFICE BUT HE WAS CASTIGATED AND SIDELINED. SCOTT TRUELY LOVED OUR PARTY PF AND OUR COUNTRY. SHAME ON US. THE SAME WAY WE SAID FAREWELL TO OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT SATA, TODAY WE SAY FAREWELL TO PF…
Haa! So this is how Vodka and Brandy does ..?o have stoped just today .For my President Lets pray for him no one loves to loss parents , what’s if he is your Dad and others wishing him bad luck.Its only God who decide our fate but if you do on his behalf will turn against you
“Dr. Canisius Banda Eats Humble Pie over Edgar Lungu Medical Report.” Indeed, when Dr. Canisius Banda dared to tell us that the PF presidential candidate, Edgar Lungu, was sick, we nearly tore him to pieces. It was considered extremely sinister to make such a revelation. But how sinister is it still today?
@Mei Matungu nos 3.3,3.4,69 Edgar could be sick but even those who declared him sick could be sick too! What we need is to change our laws to compel presidential candidates to show a clean bill of health before standing for elections. The idea of judging some one from appearance or mere hear say cannot help! Not all people who vote have a chance to see a Presidential candidate so how can they even imagine whether one is sick or not? Some candidates are voted based on what people hear them say in the media!Only a law can stop potential candidates who have specified chronic conditions from standing otherwise looks alone are not enough. Canisius Banda himself realized that his utterances even if they could have had some elements of truth were illegal that is why he withdrew the statement.
@ 69.1 Zambia ni yatu!
Much as I would concur with your point, I still wonder just how fool-proof that would be? Doctors and those who conduct medical check-ups can be bribed too. If one can buy a degree from a university, a tax clearance certificate from the Revenue Authority, a passport, etc., how much more a medical clearance certificate from a doctor? Fake medical reports are easily obtainable anywhere in the world. It is so prevalent even in the U.S.
My point is this, the late president Sata used to collapse during his campaigns. Wasn’t that proof enough that he was sick? Did we need a doctor from outer space to tell us that Mr. Sata was sick? The same goes for Mr. Lungu. It was clear during the campaigns that he was sick. Did we have to demand proof for that?
PARLAMENT ……IMPECHMENT IMPEACHMENT PLEASE FOR OUR BELOVED NATION. IMPEACH LUNGU!!! IMPEACH LUNGU. LUNGU WE LOVE YOU BUT YOU CAN NOT HOLD OUR LIVES AT RAMSON PLEASE. GET WELL SOON.
You sattanist will not succeed to strike President Lungu. You will not
How long will Zambia keep spending money to treat one life on the expense of poor Zambians’ health? Many Zambians can not afford medical treatment due to these same selfish people who feel if they do not die Zambia will varnish. We can not spend so much, infact if PF is a serious and honest government they should tell us how much they spent of Sata so that we know. The money these chaps spend on themselves is too much that we could have had well equipped hospitals to give specialised treatment.
Bushe nindalama sha kwa noko ?
The mansonist sattanistt wants to strike again but we shall pray hard that this time this satannistt will not succeed. May the good Lord God help President Lungu.
Peace and prosperity to Mother Zambia.
What is a “mansonist”?
just forget it. The brother is rumbling.
@ 72 Truth Hates
What do you mean? Are you that superstitious? Are you not aware that Edgar Lungu has been known to be sick for a very, very long time? Let’s just learn to accept reality and move on.
So UTH is worse than it was some 30 years ago? What a bunch of idiiots trying to mislead the country. EL must resign on medical grounds, kapumpe nobwalya they do not work together. He knows he is sick and yet ni kaminamisa wakantu mambala!
Its very sad. We need politicians who are principled. When they fall ill simply resign on medical grounds someone else take over. Being president or running the country is a 24/7 job that requires complete dedication. The other aspect to this chaos is that we cant treat our own people in our won country…we have to send them abroad. And yet the PF and people like them purport to be more nationalistic and more Zambian than others but yet they cant even build a Milpark Hospital pa zed. What a tragedy. I hope the president gets well but he must resign on medical grounds you cant put the country on auto pilot again
IN THE MEANTIME NO FUEL IN THE COUNTRY WHILE THE PRIVATE JET THE PRESIDENT WILL BE EVACUATED ON HAS BEEN REFUELED..AND RESERVES HAVE BEEN KEPT. BUT TWALIPWALALA PA ZED…S
The punters smell blood. Already! Campaigns started. There is no shame too great for politicians in Zambia!
@ 75 Patriot Abroad
You are starting again! Is it not disgraceful enough that we find ourselves in this kind of situation? Some wise person once said: “ONCE BEATEN TWICE SHY.” As a nation, we have been beaten more than once. Must we not be more than twice shy?
@Patroit Abroad…your misplaced patriotism is the problem with nothing to show for it. 50 years of independence and a proud Zambian like you cant really say that Zambia has a world class hospital that can treat all zambians regardless of status. 50 years and we still have to send people abroad for minor operations. That is the tragedy of your politics.
@ 69.1 Zambia ni yatu!
It behooves us as a democracy to always vote intelligently. So far, the opposite has been true. The Zambian voter is the blindest of any other voter in the world. And this is beginning to show.
By the blood of Jesus Christ every negative statement and enchantment against president Edgar Lungu is cancelled and sent back to the sender in the name of Jesus Christ.
The president will be healed and the devil will be ashamed in Jesus’ name. Peace in the nation of Zambia.
@ 77 Prophetic voice
“Blessed are those who die in the Lord, from now henceforth.” Must we not seek God’s blessing even in death, were that to be our lot? You seem to be picking a quarrel and a confrontation against Satan and Satanic forces over the president’s illness. That, unfortunately is delusional and heretical. I can assure you that there are hundreds of thousands of good people who die every day in spite of their faith in Jesus Christ. God’s blessing is not a one way street. It was Paul who said: “For me to die is gain..”
Patriotic Front Governance
When the name ‘Patriotic Front’ hits a sane Zambian ear, it is probable that unpalatable mental reflections develop. A party full of Procrastinating Forerunners, Political Feigners that Prohibit Freedom and Pagan Fellowship houses Profound Fraudsters and Perverted Folks who are Purely Fake and a Perplexed Frontage. Patriotic Facetiousness and Petty Fanaticism are commonplace and are associated with Permanent Folly. The party is associated with Perilous Fiddles being a Promiscuous Family making it a Public Fiend. The party affiliates are Pretentious Fellows with Propagandistic Features who usually exhibit Psychotic Fidgety. This party also lodges Prejudiced Followers and Policy Fragmentors on Party Flimsiness perspective. With its Primeval Formula and on a…
Honestly, I’d rather be all those things than be a ‘pseudo intellectual, Freedom (Free Mason) and Pagan Fellowship-er.’
As for profound Fraudsters, their ain’t never been one as great as ‘Mines Robber’ HH. IS THAT THE KETTLE CALLING THE TEAPOT BLACK?
How has it suddenly changed from malaria into something else? At first the government said, “the president has excused himself due to malaria which was DITECTED by medical doctors attending to him.” Who is lying here?
On Sunday 8th March was International Women’s Day. The Govt’s attention is supposed to be focused on plans and drumming support on what will improve the well being of our mothers, our sisters, our wives etc.. For example:- What do we need to do to so that our women do NOT have to give birth on the floor like animals do? A very serious debate is supposed to ignite and compel us to improve our Country.
But instead, all the attention is now diverted to one citizen. One Edgar Lungu.
Experience has taught us Zambians at great cost, not once but twice, that it is NOT productive to the entire Country to knowingly let a person with proven poor health assume the position of Head of State.
Now we are paying the price for not learning from past experience. Hundreds of our women will …..
Cont’d.. will continue to give birth on the floor like animals, and some will die along with their babies due to avoidable complications, while this one citizen will use most of the available resources to be flown out for better treatment.
F*** it wasting national resournces. And Zambian bloggers you are sick. I mean this is so F**** up.
There’s everything wrong about this… first the so called ’transparency’ that the PF govt are self-praising themselves is a fallacy as we have heard conflicting lies. First it was ’high levels of fatigue and malaria’, and now it is some kind of ‘Achalasia’… and what’s with all the Wkipedia theory stuff (that’s irrelevant really).
Now to think there could be many people affected by this disease, does it mean they would end up dying since they wouldn’t afford specialist abroad treatment. This is how pathetic this country and this govt are.
Now Lungu was declared fit by the same ‘team of doctors’… in civilized societies, all these doctors would resign and have their practicing licences revoked for lying in their teeth.
Also this man just came out of a resting holiday and he’s already ailing. That means he would spent his time in office nursing himself and worrying about his health instead of working hard. Can this country afford another patient in State House?
Finally I’m no voodoo believer, but there ought to be something seriously wrong in the walls of that State House that makes everyone who occupies it become sickling. Did KK do something black magic to this place… the next president should stay away from the house and let them live in a simple house like the President of Uruguay.
Are you kidding me? I’ll rephrase that – Are you EFFING kidding me?? 2 months!
I’m ready to punch anyone who says state house is cursed, or that we should pray.
Zambia is filled with eedyots.
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