Durban - KZN Premier Willies Mchunu appeared to have collapsed seconds after telling those gathered at his State of the Province Address (Sopa), that he had "a challenge".
Mchunu was a quarter of the way through his address when he called on economic development MEC Sihle Zikalala to continue with the address.
"I have a challenge, " he said and he started to step away from the podium when government officials and family rushed to assist him.
Paramedics rushed to the front of the hall at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg.
Mchunu then appeared to have collapsed.