Chief Sinazongwe of the Tonga Speaking people of Sinazongwe district in Southern Province has died.
Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama confirmed to the media that the Traditional Leader died last night in the University Teaching Hospitals where he was admitted.
Mr. Kanyama said he is shocked by the death of Chief Sinazongwe saying the Province has again lost a vibrant leader after the death of Chief Choongo of the Tonga speaking people of Monze district.
He said Chief Sinazongwe’s death is a set back to his vision of having southern province split into two provinces.
Mr. Kanyama said Chief Sinazongwe is one of the traditional leaders he consulted and was for the idea of splitting the province into two.
“It is sad that he is no more even as we continue consulting and coming up with a road map before the proposal is finally submitted to the Authorities for possible consideration. I learned more from the late Chief when I visited his palace and also when he visited Siavonga early this year”, Mr. Kanyama has said.
He said the proposal of splitting southern province will continue, despite losing one of the Chiefs who was for the idea which is aimed at accelerating development in the province.