President Edgar Lungu says he will be leaving for medication to South Africa on Tuesday afternoon.
“I am feeling much better but I have to go to South Africa this afternoon. I need to go for further tests and then if there will be need for other procedures such as surgery they will tell us,” Lungu told reporters on Tuesday.
“I hope to come back alive, no one wants to die,” he added, laughing.
Mr. Lungu said this in Lusaka today during the filling in of nominations for the PF candidate at Chawama Basic School.
Mr. Lungu who was at the nomination centre to drum up support for his candidate said Chawama Constituency is close to his heart.
He further called on the electorate to turn up in numbers and choose a candidate of their choice.
Mr. Lungu has also called on the nation to remain peaceful and desist from engaging in all forms of violence ahead of the parliamentary by -elections.
The Head of State pointed out that Zambia the world over is known for maintaining peace and order and must therefore safeguard and nurture it with pride.
Mr. Lungu called on Zambians to defend the integrity of the country and show maturity and responsibility in what they say.