Zambia's president recovering after surgery in South Africa

March 14, 2015 7:09 AM

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Zambia's president recovering after surgery in South Africa

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu has undergone surgery in a South African hospital to correct a narrowing of the oesophagus which caused him to fall ill a week ago, his spokesman said.

Lungu underwent "a medical procedure" on Friday and he was expected to be discharged from the Pretoria hospital later on Saturday, spokesman Amos Chanda said in a statement.

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