The Wife of United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President Canisius Banda has died at University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
This is according to a statement released to the media by UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.
According to the statement, Mrs Alice Banda passed away last night at University Teaching Hospital.
Below is the full statement from UPND President
18TH APRIL 2015
We are saddened as party on the untimely death of Mrs. Alice Banda, the wife to our Party Vice-President Dr. Canisius Banda, who passed away last night at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
I have known Mrs. Banda as a pillar behind Dr. Banda and the entire family. Her sadden death is a huge tragedy not only to the Banda family, but to the entire UPND family and Zambia at large.
The sadden death once more reminds us that God’s plans are not really ours.
On behalf of the entire UPND family, and indeed on my own behalf, we join in mourning Mrs. Banda and call on the family to remain strong.
We wish, as a party, Dr. Banda God’s guidance during this tragic moment.
Those wishing to join in comforting Dr. Banda, the funeral is at House Number 22298/99 PHI, Lusaka.