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Late Elias Chipimo Snr to be given a State Funeral

General News Late Elias Chipimo Snr to be given a State Funeral

The late Elias Chipimo Senior
The late Elias Chipimo Senior

GOVERNMENT has accorded the late former Lusaka Province minister and diplomat Elias Chipimo senior a State funeral.

Acting President Guy Scott said in line with this declaration, one day of national mourning will be observed on the day the late Mr Chipimo Snr will be buried.

In a statement issued by Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska yesterday, Dr Scott said Mr Chipimo’s remains will be flown in today from South Africa, where he died last Sunday after an illness.

The body arrives at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 12:00 hours.

Dr Scott said Government is working on the funeral programme of the late Mr Chipimo and that details of the funeral arrangements will be announced soon.

Funeral gathering is at late Mr Chipimo’s residence at plot number 487 A, Leopards Hill Road, New Kasama in Lusaka.

12 COMMENTS

  1. “”that is why AFRICAN LEADERS END UP WITH BULLETS IN THEIR HEADS “” was quoted by one of the dailies .
    i should have been at primary school at that time.but it sent fear in my spin as it was during one party state then. that was a landmark statement ofcourse he was in trouble with kk .

    That kind of courage sometimes visits me.

  2. HE DEFENDED DEMOCRACY AT THE FIRST MMD CONVENTION AT MULUNGUSHI CONFERENCE CENTRE WHEN, AFTER ARTHUR WINA LOST TO CHILUBA, THE PARTY LEADERSHIP WANTED TO ACCOMMODATE HIM BY MAKING HIM CHAIRMAN. IT MEANT TO CIRCUMVENT THE CONSTITUTION, THE LATE CHIPIMO, WHO WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE AFTER THE APPLICATION TIME HAD LONG ELAPSED FOR THE POSITION OF PARTY CHAIRMAN, STOOD HIS GROUND AND OPPOSED THE MOVE. HE WAS A VERY PRINCIPLED PERSON. I WAS A DELEGATE.

  3. Chipmo was indeed a very principled man . Kaunda called him names but he refused to apologize and consequently lost the chairmanship of standard charted bank . He also defied Chiluba at the MMD convention. MHRP

  4. The man was not only principled but he was also courageous. He was one of the very few men who literally put their necks on the chopping board during the tyrannical one-party state regime of KK. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

  5. my heartfelt condolences to the chipimo family fare well Elias Chimpimo Snr you served your country with all diligence

    will be sadly missed especially for your good command of the queen ‘s language

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