President Rupiah Banda has declared seven days of national mourning for late second Republican President Dr Frederick Chiluba who died in the early hours of Saturday.
President Banda has announced that the period of national mourning starts on June 20th, and will run through to next week Monday the 27th June.
Secretary to Cabinet Dr. Joshua Kanganja has also announced that the former Head of State will be buried on Monday June 27 in Lusaka.
Dr Kanganja says in a statement issued to ZNBC News on Sunday that during the period of national mourning all flags will fly at half mast.
He also says that all radio and television stations must play solemn music between 06 and 18 hours.
Dr Kanganja has also directed that all activities of entertainment nature should be suspended or cancelled.
Meanwhile, Dr Kanganja has informed organizers and the public that Africa Public Service Day activities which were scheduled to start tomorrow have been postponed.
And First lady Thandiwe Banda Sunday morning visited the funeral house of the Former President Dr Frederick Chiluba.
The First lady arrived at Dr Chiluba’s Kabulonga Residence shortly after 10 hours.
The First lady who was accompanied to the funeral by Tourism Minister Catherine Namugala joined scores of mourners who have gathered to convey their condolences over the demise of the former President.
And scores of people have continued to visit Dr. Chiluba’s funeral house to convey their condolences.
People from walks of life including the Church, Civil Society Organizations, members of parliament and senior government officials are gathered at the funeral house.