Acting President Inonge Wina has accorded the late former Cabinet Minister in the first Republic Lavu Muilimba an official funeral.
Ms. Wina has declared a one-day national mourning to be observed on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 when the late Mr Mulimba was be put to rest.
Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska announced in a press statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday.
Dr. Msiska stated that all forms of entertainment nature shall be cancelled and only solemn music shall be played during the mourning period and that all national flags shall also fly at half-mast.
Dr Msiska disclosed that on Tuesday 7th April, 2015 a requiem service would be held at 09:00 hours at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka in honour of the deceased.
He added that after the Church service, Mr Mulimba’s remains would be air-lifted to Sandwe village in Petauke District in Eastern province.
The late Mr Mulimba, 77 died yesterday after an illness and the funeral is being held at his farm in Lusaka West No. 691, Sub division 38-39A, Mungwi Road.
The late Mr Mulimba served as Defence Minister and Member of Parliament for Petauke Constituency.
He also served as Human Rights Commissioner.
The late Mr Mulimba is survived by a spouse and children.