SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu yesterday afternoon struggled to stay awake during the presentation of speeches at the official opening of the Lusaka Agricultural and Commercial Show.
The two heads of state, seemingly exhausted from the morning tour of stands, could not wait for the afternoon event to end as they both drifted into a siesta a few minutes after arrival at the main arena.
The first to ‘drift away’ was Zuma when Show Society president Ben Shoko was reading his speech, and President Lungu joined in.
Some of his handlers were seen chatting with Zuma to keep him awake but that could not work as he occasionally dozed off.
And when Zuma was presenting prizes to the winners of the show, President Lungu punctuated the ‘contest’ with more dozing.