RB declares Friday National Mourning for late Chitalu Sampa
President Ruipiah Banda has declared Friday, April 17th, 2009 a day of National Mourning for late Freedom fighter Chitalu Sampa.
President Banda has decided to declare a State funeral for the late Mr Sampa in recognition of his distinguished service to the nation.
Mr Banda has declared Friday, April 17th, 2009 a National Mourning day starting from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours. All flags will fly half mast and activities of an entertainment nature should be postponed or cancelled.
This is contained in a release signed by Acting Secretary to the Cabinet Robert Mataka and received by ZANIS this evening.
The Late Mr Sampa, who served as Mines Minister, Home Affairs Minister and Defence Minister, respectively, passed away yesterday,at the University Teaching Hospital.
Funeral gathering is at House Number 7 Mukonka Close, in Rhodespark off Great East ROAD . Burial will take place at Old Leopards Hill Cemetry and would be preceded by a church service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.