Renowned academic Professor Francis Chigunta has died.
Prof Chigunta who is also served as policy adviser at State House during the Rupiah Banda administration died in the early hours of Sunday upon arrival at UTH.
The cause of his death has not been made public but he had suffered a stroke late last year.
Prof Chigunta was development studies lecturer and researcher at UNZA at the time of his death and also worked at the University of Lusaka.
He was a Cambridge and Oxford scholar.
Former State House Spokesman Dickson Jere who worked closely with Prof Chigunta described him as an intellectual and academician who contributed greatly to Zambia.