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Lands Deputy Minister, Hamir dies

Time Posted: May 8, 2009 9:15 pm

Lands Deputy Minster, Nasim-ul-Gani Hamir, is dead.

Mr. Hamir died this afternoon at University Teaching Hospital, UTH, after a short illness.

Secretary to the Cabinet, Joshua Kanganja, confirmed the death of Mr. Hamir in a statement in Lusaka this evening.

Dr. Kanganja said Mr. Hamir was admitted to the hospital this morning and passed away around 16:00 hours.

Mr. Hamir was until the time of his death MMD Chitambo Member of Parliament.



  1. vote
    May 8, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

    Serenje district has lost a good MP

  2. vote
    May 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm |

    I knew this guy in Serenje. He was a nice man with successful bussiness operations

  3. vote
    flag Woman of substance says: Woman of substance
    May 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm |

    forgive me, I have never heard of this person. Regardless, RIP

  4. vote
    flag Slumdog Shalapungu says: Slumdog Shalapungu
    May 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    Does the death certificate say ‘SHIORT ILLNESS’? these short illnesses seem to be keeping The grim reaper busy.

  5. vote
    flag gelowapazed says: gelowapazed
    May 8, 2009 at 11:57 pm |

    whats up with zed politicians?

  6. vote
    flag Inkani yamu Kachasu says: Inkani yamu Kachasu
    May 9, 2009 at 12:58 am |

    Short and Long Illness are the most common diseases in Zambia .They are more deadly that HIV

  7. vote
    flag stripper says: stripper
    May 9, 2009 at 2:31 am |

    Wow! stroke, heart attack, MVA, or what? he died within hours of being rushed to UTH…..I am surprised he was not flown to South Africa..RIP

  8. vote
    flag Ubuntungwa mu Zambia says: Ubuntungwa mu Zambia
    May 9, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    Who is this fellow? Is he Zambian i wonder?

  9. vote
    flag yezyani mwendakanitandazgirangaposo says: yezyani mwendakanitandazgirangaposo
    May 9, 2009 at 9:19 am |

    never head about the late D/min,must have been a zayelo….of course zambian,MHSRIP.
    Stripper,he could have suffered a severe myocardial infarction (heart attack).

  10. vote
    flag Miner says: Miner
    May 9, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    MHSRIP, does it mean by election fever is back in zed politics? I’m sure the man must have been Zambian to be DM. Serenje is /was MMD strong hold but will MMD return the seat?

    Reporting in Zambia is very basic, the author can’t even mention whether the late had a string of illnesses or its a sudden suspecious death considering that the late was deputising a sensitive ministry. We, the readers are left to guess what might have happened instead of getting the full story in the article. ZANIS journalism must improve!!

  11. vote
    flag Pompi says: Pompi
    May 9, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    Zedians!!! I really like your humourus analysis of issues. Ati short an long illnessesare killing more people than HIV, hahahaha. Tamumfwa!!

  12. vote
    flag Kwandangala says: Kwandangala
    May 9, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    never heard of the matey. anyway, RIP

  13. vote
    flag Nine Chale says: Nine Chale
    May 9, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    I nevert knew him either but may he rest in peace & my condolences to the breaved family.
    Death is the flip-side of life. We shall all be put to rest one day or like Mozegator said: “wanu day naine nkatambalala”.

  14. vote
    flag monalisasyndrome says: monalisasyndrome
    May 9, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    This ‘died of a short illness’ is just a perpetuation of stigma. Why not just say that someone has passed on? Of what consequence does this type of reporting have on the general population? How does our knowledge of someone’s cause of death help the deceased or indeed the family of the deceased? I think the nature and cause of a person’s illness should remain a preserve of close family members and/or friends. Death cannot and should not take away an individual’s rights to confidentiality as enshrined in medical jurisprudence.

  15. vote
    flag buckshot says: buckshot
    May 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm |

    MYSRIP,never heard of him as well

  16. vote
    flag Gani's Queen (Huma) says: Gani's Queen (Huma)
    May 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    Rest In Peace Gani Mama, We Love You & Mum Cried for u alot

  17. vote
    flag Alterego says: Alterego
    May 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm |

    He was a nephew to former Attorney general Ali Hamir. The Hamir family has been in Zambia for many years and they are Zambian. In Serenje the Hamir’s are a household name. In 1991 another uncle of the late Deputy Minister was the first MMD MP for the same seat. He was an upcoming rising star who was very proffessional. He was born in 1965. May his Soul rest in peace.

  18. vote
    flag shocked says: shocked
    May 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm |

    Zambia has started pulling an American move of having Obamas in government. Anyways name or not am sure the bally was Zambian. MHSRIP.

  19. vote
    flag Nephews , Niece and Family in UK says: Nephews , Niece and Family in UK
    May 10, 2009 at 6:14 am |

    A husband, a father, an uncle, a nephew, a son, a brother, a friend…all of these are but a few of what this sweet soul is…what a shock, we his family are shaken by this tragedy, we pray that God blesses him with peace, we pray for patience, strength and unity at this time especially for our mother…Uncle Nasim’s Mother, Our Grandmother…and his wives, his son, all his brothers including our dad and his only sister and all other members of the Hamir family including friends. He is best described as a generous loving soul with an open heart to everyone that never hurt a single soul…may he rest in peace forever…This loss has greatly affected all our lives . You will always be loved , missed and remembered . . .

  20. vote
    flag Nebo says: Nebo
    May 10, 2009 at 9:38 pm |

    Too bad for this sad story, may the Hamir family maourn him with love. He was a good guy, I recalled the days when brothers in ndola were running the machipisa stores. sorry to salim Hamir.

  21. vote
    flag Well Wisher says: Well Wisher
    May 11, 2009 at 6:59 am |

    The Good Guys always go first :(
    A solid and upright gentleman who stood head and shoulders above the rest – a beacon of light .. now extinguished. Long may your name live.

  22. vote
    flag Developer says: Developer
    May 11, 2009 at 8:16 am |

    My fellow Zambians, let’s put apathy aside. We must practice One Zambia One Nation. this is what makes Zambia tick. The fact is that if you are born in Zambia, you are a Zambian. This should not be questioned. In particular #8 and others, understand that we have many more Zambians to come bearing foreign last names. The bottom line is that they are Zambians. This man wholeheartedly stood for an election with intent of wanting to help run the country. He was legimately voted into office and has been able to serve though shortlived. What I am saying is that we must grow up and act mature. America has a now a president whose last name is not English but Kenyan. What do you get out of this #8?

  23. vote
    flag duchess says: duchess
    May 11, 2009 at 8:24 am |

    He served the Nation and his ailing mother was also looked after him – He married twice due to his own reasons and did not have illegetimate affairs – he must be a good man – he has answered to his god now let him Rest in Peace. Ameen, – in God’s house there is no caste, creed -or barr……..ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION

  24. vote
    flag NGONDWE says: NGONDWE
    May 11, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    I cannot believe some of the comments. Do we have shame? Zambia is a Great Nation and it greatly unfortunate we have backward conservative minded people who embarrass this great progressing nation! They are the ones who lag our Nation behind. My Family have known the Honourable Hamir family since Zambia’s independence days which they patriotically gave there all. You cannot question their allegiance to Zambia.
    Anyways until recently I used to deal with Hon Nasim Hamir,he spoke Nyanja and Bemba fluently. He was a very successful professional yet modest man. His nature was very modest and kind to all around him.

  25. vote
    flag NGONDWE says: NGONDWE
    May 11, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    Before he even came into politics he went out of his way to support all those around him whether it be family , friends or even total strangers. He built a well for locals get water from every day .He built a Prayer provision and I understand was building another one too. He found any excuse to employ many people- I once asked him why he employed so many people he said to me “how will they survive otherwise” , He even donated a vehicle to his local constituency. All I can say they aren’t many people like him ,Zambia has lost a great one .Honourable MP Nasim Hamir ,Deputy Minister of lands may you rest in peace you will be greatly missed, he was a treasure to Zambia .May god make it easy on those dear to you, Rest in Peace , Your Friend !

  26. vote
    flag Muhammed faraaz says: Muhammed faraaz
    May 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm |

    My favorite uncle Hon.GANI KAKA we miss 2 much he was a great person, a great man of his word,a great helper,a great leader,a true zambian, May he go 2 janet,A man who loved his religion,a man who loved children.a man who gave 2 many things,a man with a huge heart,a man with great dignity,a man full of laughter,PLZ PRAY 4 HIM.MAY HE REST IN PEACE

  27. vote
    flag Pinky n! says: Pinky n!
    May 14, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    Nasim ul gani kaka, was my fav uncle! He loved everybody! He was so kind n so smart,so swit!he gave such gud advice!we realy al deeply mis hm,we al lost a very gud person,he was da back bone 2 tis family,allah make us strong!it is very hard 2 loose a person dat we al love alot…he loved hs work n hs people n especial hs bilion $ son!. He always smiled,n prayd 5 tmes namaz,he was so nce.allah gve hm jannath.inshalah ameen!as he was an excellent ne cn b like hm!allah always takes da gud people…

  28. vote
    flag jabraan hamir says: jabraan hamir
    September 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm |

    although my favourite uncle passed away for people he is dead bt for me he will always be in my heart no matter wat he was a good man and i pray that he is happy wherever he is and im proud to be the late hon hamirs nephew he served chitambo well im proud to be a HAMIR…


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