Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska has announced the declaration of 14 days of national mourning in honour of President Michael Sata who died in London on Tuesday aged 77.
Dr Msiska said the 14 days national mourning is effective from October 29.
Dr.Msiska said President Michael Sata’s body will arrive in the country on Saturday, November 1, 2014 and body viewing will commence on Sunday with funeral sermons earmarked for the Lusaka Showgrounds. Traveling family friends and relatives will be accommodated at Belvedere Lodge in Kabulonga.President Sata will be put to rest on Tuesday, 11th November at Embassy Park in Lusaka.
A committee comprising PF members of parliament has been constituted to oversee funeral arrangements ahead of burial. The committee, chaired by Ronald Chitotela, comprises Lawrence Evans, Miles Sampa, Phillip Kosamu, Professor Nkandu Luo, Esther Banda and Obvious Mwaliteta.