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Senior Chief Meemba has died

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Senior Chief Mweemba of the Tonga people has died in Sinazongwe district.

The chief’s representative Richwell Ntundulu confirmed his death to ZANIS that he died from his palace after an illness.

Ntundulu disclosed that the chief was brought in dead to Maamba hospital mortuary.
He said the Senior Chief has died at the age 69 and has left 16 children from three wives.

The chief’s representative also said he has left 42 grand children.

Ntundulu said burial would take place at Kanyemba village near his palace next week on Monday

Sinazongwe District Commissioner (DC) Laiven Apuleni has said he was grieved at the death of the Senior Chief and has wished peace to the family.

Apuleni said he would miss the wisdom of the Senior Chief whom he worked with closely on developmental projects such as the Gwembe Tonga.

“I will miss his wisdom and contribution to developmental activities and I wish the grieved family peace during this difficult time,” Apuleni said.

Three ago doctors at Maamba Hospital referred the Senior Chief to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) when his condition became worse and he was also diagnosed with the liver problem three months ago.

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