Acting President Inonge Wina has accorded an state funeral to the Late Former Southern Province Minister and Minister of State in the UNIP government Daniel Munkombwe who died after an illness at Livingstone General Hospital.
Ms. Wina has since declared a one day national mourning in his honour on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 the day of his burial.
On this day, all flags will fly at half-mast and all radio and television stations are expected to play solemn music from 06:00hrs to 18:00hrs.
All activities of entertainment nature should either be postponed or cancelled.
The funeral for the Late Mr. Munkombwe is being held at Kabebya farm in Choma District, Southern Province.
This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS by Deputy Permanent Secretary for Administration at Cabinet Office, Patrick Kangwa.
And Chief Siachitema of Kalomo district in Southern Province says the nation has been robbed of a great statesman following the demise of the former Southern Province Minister, Daniel Munkombwe.
Chief Siachitema said the late Mr. Munkombwe has done a lot for the country and will be greatly remembered by Zambian people.
The traditional leader said this in an interview with ZANIS today.
He said that the late Daniel Munkombwe whom he described as a great man was charismatic politician.
Chief Siachitema, who spoke through his spokesperson Johns Chiboola further urged Zambians to mourn the late Munkombwe with dignity.