Road Development Agency Chairman Willie Nsanda has died.
Mr Nsanda who is also former Chimwemwe Member of Parliament died this morning in South Africa where had gone for specialist treatment.
Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa Mr. Muyeba Chikonde has confirmed.
Government evacuated Mr. Nsanda for specialist treatment after he suffered from advanced prostate cancer.
And PF Media Director Brian Hapunda paid tribute to Mr Nsanda describing him a true soldier of the party.
Below PF Statement released to the media
STATEMENT TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING ON OF MR. WILLIE NSANDA, MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE – PF, BOARD CHAIRPERSON RDA ISSUED BY MR DAVIES CHAMA, PF SECRETARY GENERAL
Lusaka, 24th March 2015 – Fellow Zambians and members of the Patriotic Front (PF), our beloved Willie Nsanda, Member of the PF Central Committee and RDA Chairperson has departed. He passed on peacefully in the company of his family and close friends at Milpark Hospital in South Africa.
Our nation and PF have lost one of their dedicated sons. Mr. Nsanda courageously endured the pain he carried to ensure that late President Michael Chilufya Sata was succeeded by a leader who would carry forward his vision to transform Zambia into a better place.
Nothing can diminish our sense of profound and enduring loss we feel as the PF family.
Our Party and Republican President Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu has expressed deep shock over the passing on of Mr. Nsanda. Our prayers are with the Nsanda family. This is indeed the moment of our deepest sorrow. Yet it must also be the moment of our greatest determination.
Issued By Mr. Davies Chama
PF Secretary General