Dr Evelyn Nguleka
Dr Evelyn Nguleka

Former Zambia National Farmers Union President Evelyn Nguleka has died.

Dr Nguleka, 47, died in Lusaka in the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Intensive Care Unit around 16:30 hours after being admitted on Wednesday.

ZNFU President Jervis Zimba confirmed the death of Dr Nguleka in an interview adding that full details of the funeral will be issued as soon as the family agrees on them.

“Yes, I can confirm that Dr Nguleka has died. She died this afternoon at UTH after an illness.

However, further details will be availed once the family has sat to discuss but as you are aware, she just passed,” he said.

Dr Nguleka was ZNFU President and President of the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO) until last September when she resigned both positions.

Dr Nguleka was elected ZNFU’s first female president in 2013, and prior to that she served as first Vice president of ZNFU.

She studied veterinary science, and advocated the protection of local family farmers and food producers.

In September, the Drug Enforcement Commission charged and arrested Dr Nguleka and then ZNFU Executive Director Ndambo Ndambo for corruption.

They were arrested following audits from KPMG and EMM Corporates.

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59 COMMENTS

  1. This is very sad. DEC are directly responsible for pursuing the wrong person. This lady in truth was innocent, the one they should’ve arrested is Ndambo whom I believe is actually a United Dunderhead member! May Her Soul Rest In Peace and condolences to her family.

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    • This relatively young lady’s star was on the rise & rise until it was brutally brought down by people she trusted. She has died before clearing her name. The people who benefited from “her rise” will not be there for her young family.
      My personal lesson (probably to most young people) “don’t be too comfortable when you are sharing a sofa with a politician, temunobe”.
      RIP Doc.

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    • So she decided to take the easy way out…this why you should not steal; her case was unique in that the Donors wanted to see it through hence ACC were forced to carry out proper investigations unlike the Kambwili cases were nothing happens and everything goes via Lazy Lungu.
      Dont steal especially you women!!

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    • DON’T STEAL MONEY DONATED BY OTHER COUNTRIES. THAT MONEY IS FROM TAX-PAYERS AND TAXPAYER IN THOSE COUNTRIES TAKE THEIR GOVERNMENTS TO SERIOUS TASK FOR MISUSING THE MONEY OR DONATING TO COUNTRIES WHERE THE NGULEKAS OF ZAMBIA JUST THINK IT’S ANOTHER CHRISTMAS AND JUST POCKET IT. OR IS IT ALLEGEDLY POCKET IT? IT BECOMES IMPOSIBLE TO PAY IT BACK BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN EATEN AND SOME PEOPLE CHOSE TO DIE. I HAVE NO SYMPATHY WITH THIEVES.

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  2. I see these kind of short illness deaths occurring at a faster rate in zambia. My uncle and auntie died in similar way. All had just headache and went to hospital only to be given panadol and malaria tabs.
    Problem in zambian health is lack of proper diagnosis also issue of lack of health personnel is another issue. Please bwana govt i know you guys rush to overseas hospitals but please help improve our bad conditions in hospitals.

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    • Housefly spot on. People need to begin questioning these death. This weekend alone 2 people in my circles have died after a short illness. What is going on?

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    • True Ngolwe,
      There is an increase of these short illnesses. I have lost a lot of friends and family through a sickness dubbed SHORT ILLNESS. Something is really wrong. Any doctors here to explain this trend?

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    • This is stress or she took her own life…good riddance now the State will not have problems grabbing her property. If she has children they will be left with nothing.
      Dont steal!!

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    • people this is deeper than you think. Nguluka was world farmers organisation president. This is a Mosanto Hit. dont think it simple. she has been taken out because of her stance on issues concerning patents on local seed varieties.

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  3. Sad
    Ndambo if he has any conscious should bear the costs of this woman’s funeral.But knowing the ***** he will tell pipo that this death was because of his and Dr Nguleka’s “persecution “.Sad very sad.

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    • As they say, a fish ROTS FROM THE HEAD!

      Corruption has been well and truly established in Zambia, and the STINK is coming straight out of State House.

      23 MILLION in a year? That is the example being set by these so-called “leaders”

      Stealing an election in broad daylight and corrupting the Con Court to hide the theft is now normal in Zambia.

      Why should anybody think being a thief is a disgrace?

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  4. Sad,these are complications caused by,hi/low bp,low sugar,stress etc. Zambia needs to do more in terms of health diagnostics. Its not always the case of malaria,flu ,headache. Times have changed pipo

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  5. What has her death got to do with her earlier arrest? What happened to sensitivity to mourners feelings? LT can reflect more maturity than this.

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  6. WE MUST RECOVER ZNFU’s MONEY BY SELLING HER PROPERTY. DYING IS NOT AN EXCUSE. THEY WERE SHARING THE PLATFORM WITH LUNGU IN 2015 WHILE STEALING THE MONEY FROM FARMERS. WE WANT OUR MONEY BACK AND THE REPUTATION OF THE UNION HAS SUFFERED IRREPARABLE DAMAGE. ZNFU WORKERS HAVE NOT BEEN PAID SINCE OCTOBER 2016 BECAUSE OF SELFISHNESS. CAN YOU GET OUR MONEY BACK.

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    • Hahahaha!

      Ati ” dying is not an excuse” !!

      So we should charge Sata for incompetence and negligence that has caused our load shedding today?

      And to repay the millions of taxpayers money he spent on MEDICAL TOURISM while we were told he was looking for investors?

      Good idea!

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    • Spot on..this docility of Afrikans has to end where they hide behind this self distructive religion…just because a thief dies doesnt mean everything stops time to move in an confisicate everything before her relatives get hold of it.

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  7. As per our tradition thumbs up to the bloggers for your good contributions, this really shows how we have grown in terms of passing comments. If it was back then someone would have mouthed bad words about our Doctor. Indeed, she passed on when she was not found guilty of committing any offence, she was still under investigation hence we can’t say she was guilty instead she was just an accused person. This trend of dying abruptly is a concern in Zambia, what is the Minister of Education doing about it? if it was a road accident we would have heard someones licence been provoked even before finding the real cause.
    Our Health personnel should also be suspended for misdiagnosing ones malady, this eludes mostly to the untimely deaths we are experiencing.

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  8. The fake Norwegian Donors and the jealousy white settler Guy Robinson are to blame for peddling blatant lies about an innocent person leading to increased high blood pressure for a case that is going nowhere.
    Robinson and his white friends wanted to hang on to the ZNFU special purpose vehicle shares so that they could share the huge dividends and the capital value of the shares, Evil mother fuc.kers!! Let the so called donors pack and go back to their fuc.kin ice cold countries where nothing grows.

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  9. MHSRIEP.

    Coming back to life, I hope UPNDonkeys are watching the news in the USA where the US Appeals Court has decided that the Trump travel remains suspended for now. What I want UPNDonkeys to note is that the decision has been made today SUNDAY after the White House filed an appeal yesterday SATURDAY. Our UPNDonkeys here in Zambia want us to believe that courts cannot carry out decisions on weekends therefore in their petition 14 days means 18 days….ala bu Donkey pa muntu bulwele sana, na cancer yawamapo.

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    • But your koswe your constitutional court was not sitting on weekends, what are you telling us, your son of a cocoroach.

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  10. @9 Chilyata, are you telling us that you cannot hide your defence of a fraudster all because he is your tribesmate? No wonder UPNDonkey party cannot and will never rule this country. Imagine if they did, all those drug dealers, corrupt people, privatisation crooks, tenderpreneurs, fraudsters etc would remain untouchable if they have the appropriate surname. No wonder GBM mistakenly finds comfort in and among UPNDonkeys.

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    • Terrible way of trying to compare what is happening in the USA and back home. One thing though comes out in that Trump may be trumped for wantonly disrespect of the American Constitution!! So what are you talking about? Do we even have a Judicial system here that can stand to defend our Constitution? here we have an Attorney General who stands to fight the very thing he is employed to defend – the Constitution of Zambia.

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    • The Fraudster was very sophisticated that she got rich in the process…audits and numbers do not lie, there was rampant misappropriation of funds on their watch. You are going to blame the same fraudsters for putting a gun to her head to sign those cheques this is an educated individual we are talking of here.

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  11. Gone too young! Something fishy here in view of recent happenings at ZNFU. Cannot rule out foul play. We should not be comforted by “Short illnesses” excuses but dig a little deeper! Was she eliminated like Paul Tembo and Penza to spoil the ZNFU corruption case since these things happened under her watch? Her death is a big mystery!

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    • Even young people steal…so dont steal to avoid the stress..these are the educated foools we have in Zambia. this woman is a clear example.

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  12. Sophisticated case, one accused cleared. It weakens the case for somebody. Umuntu mubi and one ignorant chap says maybe aids

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  13. Frustration and depression under pf with the slow justice and corrupt pf judges. Lungu has blood blood his hands and Lungu will die painful death before 2021. Watch this space

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    • @ NEZ AND @ BUCK TEETH ..AND @ JAY JAY AND ALL RESIDENT TRIBALISTS ON LT
      YOU ARE PATHETIC.
      YOUR HATRED WILL SEND YOU TO EARLY GRAVES STILL GNASHING YOUR TEETH BECAUSE HH WILL ONLY RULE IN YOUR DREAMS!!!

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    • @Nez in truth the ones with blood on their hands are you United Dunderheads and your chief financer Ndambo that was using the same stolen funds to finance your failed (an amazing 5th time) attempt at the polls in 2015 and 2016. The truth is out there. You being a paid United Dunderhead blogger are equally guilty as a recipent of those blood stained funds, and let’s not forget the funds your crooked Party elections observers also stole and are owing the Dutch government! Even as an opposition you are crooks! No wonder majority of Zambians continue to reject you Dunderheads! Further to this the DEC officers were biased UPND chaps that focused on the Doc instead of your uncle Ndambo.

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  14. I watched the corruption tv documentary. She defended Ndambo Anyway she looked sick at that time.

    Projects Plan written in the name of the poor people as target group but benefits goes around the?????

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  15. @Terrible!! With your terrible monkey manners…!! awe sure…am wondering why you are still pretending to be human when you are supposed to be swinging in tree branches in the jungle.

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    • Yes, she is too pretty to steal, oh yes she is a woman…do not get involved in corruption simple as that..she could have worked for the donors abroad if she wanted as she is educated…but she opted to steal.

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  16. Something is very wrong with our beloved Zambia. Why is there so much theft from the top leadership in almost all the organizations? This country needs a proper clean up system if we ever have to see real accountability! Donors will start running away in numbers.

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    • If the president is a thief and Lungu is a proven bandit then it follows that all his henchmen will be thieves. The rot starts from the head.

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  17. @10.1 Divide & Rule, of course they were not sitting, Idid not say they were did I? But even in the USA example they do not normally sit on weekends but that did not stop them from attending to an urgent matter. The Concourt could also have decided to sit on the weekends if HH had started to present evidence or he had asked the court to do so as a matter of urgency in light of overwhelming volumes of evidence, but there was none presented. How was the Concourt to know how much evidence they had to handle if HH did not even start? Look UPNDonkeys, for the Concourt to sit weekends you had to drive it but instead you dragged your feet, who should worry about your case except yourselves?

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  18. Contd….and even if weekends were allowed it would have been only an additional 4 days. But HH’s current appeal to the High Court to be heard is based on the right to be heard forever or as long as HH wants, AND NOT an apoeal for an extra 4 days. See the UPNDonkey thinking here? Of course you cannot be heard forever but maybe consideration would have been made to give you another four days. But if you failed to present a single evidence in 14 days, how could you do so in another 4 days only?

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  19. @Jay Jay – For once I disagree with your comments. Unless you are privy to information as to how she died, you cannot simply associate it to stress, related to the corruption issues that were going on. You cannot or at least should not simply say ‘good riddance’ when she may have died from a condition that was failed from diagnosis. We know that in Zambia there are a lot of needless deaths – very painful. It takes ages to diagnose and where diagnosed, its either the wrong one or there is no relevant treatment or care thereafter. I do not see how you connect the pending corruption matter, with her death – at least be humane and wait for more information.

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  20. Heartfelt deepest condolences to her family. She was such an inspiration to so many young women. Rest in peace.

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  21. Her world and everything she had worked for just collapsed after the saga. That is not to say she was guilt. The stress must have taken a strangle hold on her. She needed your support. My sincere condolences to the family.

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  22. I work with most of these scientists in the University of Zambia. The only problem I have seen is that they like taking administrative roles over which they have very little ideas. If you are dishonest like Ndambo it is very easy to dribble most of them especially in big projects. They should instead do some administrative training to understand procedures or restrict themselves to the field work of research. Having said this rest in peace mama.

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  23. NO MORAL ASPECT SHOWN IN MOST OF THESE COMMENTS. PEAPLE ARE SIMPLY SHOWING UNCIVILISED AND AN EDUCATED MINDS. BE OBJECTIVE AND SHOW COMPASSION TO THE FAMILY WHO HAS LOST A LOVED ONE AS TOMORROW IT MAY BE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. REST IN PEACE EVELYN AS YOU WERE AN INSPIRATIONAL TO MAY AT A YOUNG AGE.

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