Former UPND Secretary General Winstone Chibwe has died. Mr Chibwe died this morning at a private hospital in Lusaka.
Close family and party sources have confirmed the death of Mr Chibwe. Mr Chibwe recently stepped down as UPND Secretary General on account of ill health.
And UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has just posted the following message online
Colleagues, it is with great difficulty and grief that I convey a message of condolences to Winston Chibwe’s Family. Mr Chibwe is former Secretary General of UPND who stepped aside when his health failed him after the January 2015 elections.
Mr Chibwe took over as SG at a time when everyone did not want to associate themselves with UPND. This the level of commitment and courage Winston exhibited. Winston grew the party from the time he took over as SG to the level we see the UPND today. He served the party selflessly and took on any assignment he saw fit if only to grow the party.
UPND family, let us show up in numbers to support the bereaved family as we always do when faced with a situation that demands solidarity. The selflessness that Winston exhibited when he served the party including the act of paving way when his health failed him should be emulated by all members.
My condolences to the family once more and I pray to God that he will grant you the comfort during this trying time.