Government has declared Monday December 17, 2007 a day of national morning in honour of the late Deputy Chief Justice David Lewanika.

Justice Lewanika died of heart failure on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at Mornigside Clinic in South Africa.

This is contained in a statement by Secretary to Cabinet Joshya Kanganja made available to ZANIS today.

Mr. Kanganja said on this day, the national flag will fly at half mast and the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) will play solemn music from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours.

All programmes of an entainment nature will be be postponed.

Meanwhile, The Body of the late Deputy Chief justice, David Lewanika has arrived in the country from South Africa.

The Zambian Airways plane carrying justice Lewanika’s body touched down at the Lusaka International Airport at about 20:35 hours last night.

On hand to receive the body of justice Lewanika was Chief Justice, Ernest Sakala, Inspector General of police, Ephraim Mateyo, judges and Defence Chiefs.

Others on hand to receive the body include Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr Inonge Mbikusita Lewanika, former solicitor general, Sunday Nkonde, City of Lusaka football club executive members, family members and members of the general public.

Justice Lewanika died on Tuesday in South Africa at Morningside clinic where he had been admitted for heart failure for the past two months.

The late judge will be burried on Monday, December 17, 2007 at the Old Leopards Hill cemetary in Lusaka.

A valedictory service is expected to be conducted at the Supreme Court while the church service would be held at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus.

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  1. My condolences to the family and the nation at large. He was our hero who really championed the cause of justice.


  2. Baici Mbozi, I am still in shock, you were our hero, I know going home will not be the same anymore. Your cousin in Canada.



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