First Lady, Christine Kaseba, has called for all Zambians to mourn her late husband in peace.
Dr Kaseba said this is the time to reflect and celebrate the life of President Michael Sata, saying the late President was a peace maker.
The First Lady said this when she visited mourners gathered at the Show Grounds in Lusaka today in a speech read for her by Tourism Minister, Jean Kapata.
Dr Kaseba said the nation must uphold the peace which President Michael Sata preached in his political career.
She said she has come to join those mourning her late husband because he was a man who was always jovial and loved being around people.
Dr Kaseba thanked all the mourners that gathered to mourn her husband in peace, unity, love and dignity.
Earlier Pastor Martha of the Gospel band and the Peace Preachers urged the first family to look to God for comfort during their trying moments.
Pastor Martha urged the nation to remain united and mourn the late president in peace because that was his legacy.
Prominent among those that attended the funeral service are Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska and Youth and Sport Minister Chishimba Kamwili, Kabwata Member of parliament, Given Lubinda, Gender Deputy Minister, Obiuos Chisala, Lusaka Province Minister, Philip Kosamu and Lusaka District Commissioner, Ashell Kampengele.