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President Lungu mourns Chief Jumbe, Ex-Minister Mulimba

General News President Lungu mourns Chief Jumbe, Ex-Minister Mulimba

President Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu, has sent messages of condolences to the families of late former Minister of Defence in the UNIP government Lavu Mulimba and Chief Jumbe of Eastern Province who both died this week.

This is contained in statement made available to ZANIS by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda in Lusaka today.

President Lungu regretted the passing of Mr. Mulimba, 77, who died on Sunday at Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital following an illness.

“It is with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of Mr. Mulimba when I was on official duties abroad. Mr. Mulimba represents a fine generation of politicians who have taught us the great lessons that leadership is about public service and not about personal aggrandizement,” President Lungu noted.

He said when a country loses such gallant men that people tend to come face to face with the reality that this fine generation will not be with us forever.

“It is for this reason that the current generation of politicians must quickly pursue the values our pioneer politicians have bequeathed us.” He said.

The late Mr. Mulimba has been granted an official funeral on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the burial date when national mourning takes place.

He will be buried at Sandwe village in Petauke where he once served as Member of Parliament.

Meanwhile the Head of State has consoled the family of the late Chief Jumbe of the Kunda people of Mambwe, who died on April 2, 2015 on his way to Chipata General Hospital following an illness.

The President notes with regret that the passing of Chief Jumbe robs the country of an outstanding traditional ruler who always sought to serve his subjects to the best of his abilities.

Chief Jumbe was among the Chiefs who the President met in a closed-door meeting in February this year when he was on a working holiday at the Chichele Lodge in Mfuwe.

“He provided wise counsel to me and promised to be part of my initiative to increase Zambian ownership of the tourism resource in South Luangwa National Park. It is with a deep sense of sadness that our beloved Chief has now passed on.” President Lungu lamented.


  1. And when Lungu departs, i will remember him as a massive alcoholic who had no vision of his own but only acted when Hakainde said what needed to be done. I will not sugarcoat my words for fear of the dead. A globetrotting fella who envied the likes of Robert Mugabe, a shameless man presiding over a country without a national currency.

  2. LUNGU HAS GIVEN A CONTRACT to RBz son Henry Banda and Moses Katumbi a billion contract to purchase a biggerPresidential Jet at the expense of ailing economy

    • Accurate source is this true? If it is it is indeed a sad time for Zambia. Who sanctions the buying of the presidential jet? Surely it can’t be the president because of conflict of interest. A billion kwacha is a lot of money given the ailing economy. Surely it is not true!

  3. When we say RB is your President u think we are lying.
    He ordered Lungu to give him, Henry n Katumbi a billion contract to have a bigger Presidential jet for what surely.2016 True PF u re finished.
    RB is your President. Calling shots

    • That is good news because under RB we had bumper harvests, massive foreign investments, stable Kwacha, low price for mealie meal, infrastructure development, freedom of assembly and $3 billion dollars in reserves.

  4. @ accurate source

    Actually its not one big jet , they are 20 jumbo presidential jets. One for the president and first lady, the others are for the entourage security and cadres respectively. Go and tell the all world ngachakukalipa mune. Ifwe kuno nachilowa mune. Continue spreading hate and lies. Have a good easter.

    • Tancikalipe but these fools shouldn’t use tax payers money.
      Wait 2016 RB will rot n Lungu.
      What 20 jumbos stupid Lungu and RB.
      He has failed to run d economy ..
      Giving contracts to this Nyama soya to hell .

  5. Tancikalipe but these fools shouldn’t use tax payers money.
    Wait 2016 RB will rot n Lungu.
    What 20 jumbos stupid Lungu and RB.
    He has failed to run d economy ..
    Giving contracts to this Nyama soya to hell .

    • Nachikubaba mune thats why you have resorted to trading lies on this media. We told you to leave zwd propaganda lies on their site and not bring them here because we don’t but anything anyhow here. Here yu deal with matured brains not those school going pupils bloggers on zwd.

  6. Chimbokaila some people 2011
    RB was taught a lesson if RB thinks can hijack the party and dirty deals with Lungu Henry and Katumbi should watch d space

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