Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Former Zambian Ambassador to Ethiopia dies


FILE: United Party for National Development Vice President for political affairs Francis Zaza Simenda addressing a crowd that defected from PF to UPND at Mongu Lodge in Mongu district.

Zambia’s Former Ambassador to Ethiopia under the late President Michael Sata’s regime Francis Zaza Simenda has died.

The late Francis Simenda died at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in the early hours of today after an illness.

The late Simenda also served as United Party for National Development (UPND) Mongu Central Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2006 and as UPND Vice President In-Charge of Politics before serving as Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia.

He also contested for the position of Mongu Municipal Council Mayor on the PF ticket during the 2016’s tripartite elections where he unfortunately lost.

The late Simenda was one of the instrumental members in soliciting for the opening of the first Community Radio Station in Western Province the Radio Lyambai in Mongu that was registered in October, 1998 and later hit the air waves in February, 2000.

While serving in different capacities, he was Board Director for Radio Lyambai and offered support to the radio station in various ways.

The late Simenda who was born on 31st December, 1946 is survived with seven children and a number of grandchildren.

This is according to information availed to ZANIS in an interview with Radio Lyambai Station Manager, Joseph Ngenda in Mongu today.


  1. I know we are in a free press,but the amount of hate speech coming from Sharon is frightening! Every topic she will respond condemning HH …this is not fair

  2. Sharon, Could it be that HH refused to fxxk your mother in her pxssy after giving him a blowjob and him coming all over her damn silly ???? face making her look like an imbecile that she is? Anyway, if she wants someone to help her wind her rotten clock, ask Chimbwili, ba Kaboke imwe atase mwanya!

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