ZAMBIAN soap opera Kabanana’s lead actor Fred Chanda has died.

Mr Chanda, 64, who played Maybin Kabanana in the popular Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation television soap opera died yesterday at University Teaching Hospital.

Kabanana film producer, Lawrence Thompson, who confirmed the death of Mr Chanda in an interview yesterday, described his death as a blow to the Zambian film industry.

“I was surprised to hear of his death because I was speaking to him on Friday and he sounded just fine. He was recently at my office, he asked me how we can bring back Kabanana in a better version,” he said.

Mr Thompson said Mr Chanda was a talented actor who took acting to another level on the local stage.

And Mr Chanda’s daughter , Ng’onga has confirmed the passing away of her father to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

Mr Chanda was admitted to UTH on Thursday and was being treated for high blood pressure and diabetes.

He is survived by nine children, eight grandchildren and a wife.

Ms. Chanda said funeral is being held in Lusaka’s New Chilenje township and burial arrangements will be communicated later.

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  1. My brother-in-law! Sending a gentle hug, to comfort the family, and to let them know that you’re on my mind and in my heart today and always. MHSRIP

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    • Never heard of him. But RIP regardless.

      I notice he was Bemba which makes this even worse

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • @Mushota today must be one of your good days when you are not volatile! At least you didn’t invoke your normal verbiage. Kudos to you Ms BB2014. Pity you never heard of ba Fred a pioneer in his own right!

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    • So, Lusaka times failed to find at least one photography of Mr. Fred Chanda, in this day and age? Wow.

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  2. HE SEEMED TO BE A GENTLEMAN AND A GOOD MAN
    I’M AFRAID HIS ACTING WAS …….
    LET’S LEAVE IT AT THAT.
    SORRY.

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  3. MMEMBE IS ANOTHER FAKE SOCIALIST LIKE PUTIN AND MUGABE.
    ZAMBIA WILL BE LEFT POORER WHILE HE AMASSES WEALTH FOR HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY

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  4. Ah Come on, Lusaka Times, put a picture so that we can associate the name to the late

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    • Thought the same thing. One day there will come a news site that will come and crash LT and put its lights out and they will have only themselves to blame. What lazy reporting!

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  5. Condolences to Mum, Brothers and Sisters and all Family members. A great pillar in our family has fallen. MHSRIP.

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  6. 1. 09:30 – Mourners Depart Funeral House to
    St. Paul’s UCZ along Burma Road.
    2. 10:00 Church Service
    – Bible Reading 1 Rev. Fred Kufika
    – Bible Reading 2 Br. Katongo Kapapa
    3. Tributes – Artist TBA
    – Close Friend Mr. Chipalo
    – Grandchildren Mapalo
    – Children Fred Chanda Jnr.
    – Wife TBA

    4. Life History Stephen Chilatu
    Church life History Church Leaders

    5. Sermon
    6. Body Viewing
    7. 11:30 Departure for Memorial Park

    AT THE GRAVEYARD

    • Prayer of Consecration to bless the grave.
    • Lowering of the Casket into the grave.
    • Committal
    • Burying
    • Laying of the Wreaths
    • Vote of Thanks — Stephen Chilatu
    • Closing Prayer
    • 13:00 — Depart for Funeral House

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  7. Comment:poor reporting,no picture sure, even mukoboni we move with a photo to to show pipo the late brother

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