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Information minister’s mother, niece put to rest

General News Information minister's mother, niece put to rest

Information and Broadcasting minister Ronnie Shikapwasha’s deceased mother Estelle Kanengene Shikapwasha and niece Lonika Mwambo have been put to rest.

And President Rupiah Banda has conveyed a message of condolences to the Shikapwasha family on the death of their mother Mrs. Estelle Kanengene Shikapwasha and niece Lonika Mwambo.

The late Mrs. Shikapwasha and Mrs. Mwambo were put to rest at Mupondwa Cemetery in Keembe on Saturday.

On hand to witness the duo’s burial was Works and Supply Minister, Mike Mulongoti who is also MMD Acting spokesperson. Opposition Heritage Party leader Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda, and Secretary to Cabinet Joshua Kanganja and several Permanent secretaries also attended the burial.

Others were traditional leaders from Central Province, MMD party officials, defence, and security personnel.

The late Estelle Kanengene Shikapwasha died on December 30, at the age of 95 and is survived by seven children and 61 grandchildren while the niece Mrs. Lonika Mwambo died at 61 years and is survived by six children.

And President Banda said he was saddened by the death of the duo adding that their death was a great blow not only to the family but the nation as a whole.

Mr. Banda has thanked the late Mrs. Shikapwasha for giving them a leader by Lieutenant General Shikapwasha who he said is among the hard working ministers in cabinet.

He said the late Mrs. Shikapwasha 95, was a symbol of wisdom and promoted peace adding that she also had children who are very helpful to society and the nation as a whole.

He said it was because of this that government was saddened by the death hence the decision to help the family through prayers and other support to lighten their burden.

The President said this in a speech read on his behalf by his Presidential Affairs Minister, Ronald Mukuma.

Mr. Banda has meanwhile appealed to the family to emulate their late mother and preserve family values, paece and love among themselves.

And traditional leaders in Central province have said they were saddened by the death of the Mrs. Shikapwasha and Mrs. Mwambo who died within short spaces.

Chiefs Representative, Banarbas Musopelo said the death of the duo was a loses to them becusa of their contribution in society.

He has meanwhile thanked government for mourning with the people of Keembe on the death of their subjects.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. What is the aim of LT for bringing this sad news of death! Are you tempting bloggers to sin? For instance, it is wise to bring a story of death resulting from road accident so that bloggers can suggest how to avoid such accidents. This story is NOT fit for comment, it is a natural sad one.

  2. Mr. Banda has thanked the late Mrs. Shikapwasha for giving them a leader by Lieutenant General Shikapwasha who he said is among the hard working ministers in cabinet.

    More like thanking her for giving them a leader with the most verbal diarrhoea, discharging at any point in defence of the indefensible.

  3. Regardless of our politilitical & opinion differences we convey our heartfelt condolences to the Shikapwasha family. May their Souls Rest in Peace.

  4. May their S.R.I.P but the mother bali lila pa cialo, all we can say is thank good for giving her a long life at 95 I dont know how she was affecting the nationmay she was shika’s advisor

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