President Edgar Lungu was hospitalised soon after the Zambia vs Gabon soccer match because both his blood pressure and sugar levels rose when soccer fans boed him.
Intelligence sources have revealed that the president suffered a recurrence of high blood pressure after fans booed him at the stadium.
Sources have told the Zambian Watchdog that Lungu was driven from the stadium into State House and was later rushed to Mina Soko Military Hospital after he continued complaining that he was not feeling well.
Doctors attended to him in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) under heavy security and was only discharged early in the morning after the blood levels stabilised.
The boeing and insults Lungu suffered at the Heroes stadium was the second show of public discontent within 2 weeks to the man who was elected president in January this year. A few days earlier, residents of Solwezi boed and insulted Lungu as he passed through.
Lung has been been under pressure to sort out economic mess in the country caused by power cuts that have so far seen many industries and mining firms laying off workers on the Copperbelt.