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Zambian President Edgar Lungu leaves South African hospital

Patriotic Front (PF) Presidential candidate Edgar Lungu speaks at a rally in Lusaka on 19 January 2015 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption President Lungu collapsed in Zambian capital on Sunday.

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 he 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.

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