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Government mourns Chief Fwambo of Mambwe people in Mbala

Rural News Government mourns Chief Fwambo of Mambwe people in Mbala

Zambia Air Force plane carrying the body of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people touches land at Samora Machel Airbase in Mbala from Lusaka
Zambia Air Force plane carrying the body of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people touches land at Samora Machel Airbase in Mbala from Lusaka

Government says it is saddened at the untimely death of Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people of Mbala district in Northern Province.

Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, John Akufuna said the late Chief Fwambo worked in a cordial relationship with the government and will be missed for his contributions to the development of his chiefdom and the nation.

Mr. Akufuna also said the late chief will be remembered for his virtues of hard work who ruled his people with impartiality and lobbied government to bring development to Northern Province and Mbala district in particular.

He said this yesterday when he addressed hundreds of mourners during the burial of the late Chief Fwambo who died on 27th December in Lusaka at the age of 80 after an illness.

And speaking earlier, Northern Province Minister, Freedom Sikazwe urged the royal family members to follow the family tree when selecting the successor to the late chief.

Mr. Sikazwe who is also Mpulungu Member of Parliament said he was disappointed with the succession wrangles surrounding Senior Chief Nsokolo and Senior Chief Tafuna of the Mambwe and Lungu people respectively.

Wife of the late Chief Fwambo (r) alights from the Zambia Air Foce plane carrying the body of the late chief from Lusaka at Samora Machel Airbase in Mbala
Wife of the late Chief Fwambo (r) alights from the Zambia Air Foce plane carrying the body of the late chief from Lusaka at Samora Machel Airbase in Mbala

Wife of the late Chief Fwambo (c) being supported by elderly women arrives at the funeral house
Wife of the late Chief Fwambo (c) being supported by elderly women arrives at the funeral house

Pall bearers from Zambia Air Force in Mbala carrying the casket of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people after arrival from Lusaka
Pall bearers from Zambia Air Force in Mbala carrying the casket of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people after arrival from Lusaka

Officers from Zambia Air Force carrying the casket of the late Chief Fwambo upon arrival from Lusaka at Samora Machel Airbase in Mbala
Officers from Zambia Air Force carrying the casket of the late Chief Fwambo upon arrival from Lusaka at Samora Machel Airbase in Mbala

Northern Province Minister, Freedom Sikazwe addresing mourners during the burial of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people in Mbala at the palace
Northern Province Minister, Freedom Sikazwe addresing mourners during the burial of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people in Mbala at the palace

Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, John Akufuna sharing notes at the burial of late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people with Mbala MP, Mwalimu Simfukwe looking on
Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, John Akufuna sharing notes at the burial of late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people with Mbala MP, Mwalimu Simfukwe looking on

Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, John Akufuna addressing mourners during the burial of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people in Mbala
Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, John Akufuna addressing mourners during the burial of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people in Mbala

An hearse carrying the casket of the late Chief Fwambo from Samora Machel ZAF Airbase to the palace in Kawimbe for burial
An hearse carrying the casket of the late Chief Fwambo from Samora Machel ZAF Airbase to the palace in Kawimbe for burial

A traditionalist beating the drum to signify the arrival of the body of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people in Mbala at the funeral house in Kawimbe
A traditionalist beating the drum to signify the arrival of the body of the late Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people in Mbala at the funeral house in Kawimbe

A group of mourners being addressed by Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, John Akufuna during the burial of Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people in Mbala
A group of mourners being addressed by Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, John Akufuna during the burial of Chief Fwambo of the Mambwe people in Mbala

4 COMMENTS

  1. Awe chumi upite ningo mwene fwambo. ukandamukile mama Elina Nambeya and Wilmot Simusokwe. Leza akukolele tuseke tukalolane.

    English
    Rest in peace Chief Fwambo. please pass my regards to my late Elina Nambeya and Wilmot Simusokwe. may the lord be with you all the way until we meet.

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