7.5 C
Alba Iulia
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Kansanshi cyclist, administrator Anthony Malambo to be interred today

General News Kansanshi cyclist, administrator Anthony Malambo to be interred today

Anthony Malambo


KANSANSHI Cycling Club cyclist and administrator Anthony Malambo, who died in a road traffic accident on Tuesday will be put to rest in Luanshya tomorrow (Friday 6th September).

Kansanshi Mining Plc public relations manager Godfrey Msiska who announced the burial date, said Malambo’s body was transferred from Solwezi to Luanshya today for tomorrow’s burial.

Malambo, 37, who joined Kansanshi Cycling Club was hit by a bus on Kansanshi Mine road, when he was cycling from work on Tuesday evening and was pronounced dead on arrival at Solwezi General Hospital.

Msiska said Malambo, a keen cyclist, took part in many Mountain Bike competitions and Road races around Zambia, which include the internationally acclaimed Kansanshi Mine2Mine, Kansanshi MTB Race and the famous FQM 1Zambia MTB annual race in Lilayi, whose title sponsor is First Quantum Minerals.

“I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of Anthony Malambo. In addition to Anthony’s valuable contribution to Kansanshi Mining Plc’s commercial team, Anthony’s dedication towards the Kansanshi’s cycling development team has been a critical element to their success. Anthony will be dearly missed,” said Kansanshi Mining Plc general manager David De Vries.

Anthony Malambo (left) pictured with former world athletics champion, Samuel Matete during the Kansanshi Mountain Bike event two years ago.

Msiska explained that Malambo had been playing the key role as Kansanshi Cycling Club administrator and was a vital link between the sponsors, Kansanshi Mining Plc, the cycling fraternity in Zambia and the media.

Malambo, who joined Kansanshi Mining Plc in April 2008 and held the position of procurement officer in the commercial department at Kansanshi Mine, was also an inspiration to the many members of the Kansanshi Cycling Development Team, who later became fully fledged members of the Kansanshi Cycling Club and have competed in major international cycling competitions in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Rwanda.

Msiska said the company will miss Malambo’s services, as he was the main person who coordinated logistics for major cycling competitions sponsored by Kansanshi Mining Plc and represented the company in May 2019, at the FQM 1Zambia Mountain Bike race in Lilayi, the biggest and most prestigious international Mountain Bike Race in Zambia. The event was won by a team of two cyclists from the Kansanshi Cycling Club.

“I will personally miss him and his ever friendly and warm disposition; always willing to invest his time in developing the sport of cycling among the youth in Solwezi,” Msiska said of Malambo, who is survived by a wife Annie, and two daughters, 10 and four. – Courtesy of SUMA SYSTEMS.

[Read 1,622 times, 1 reads today]


  1. Cycling in Zambia is extremely dangerous as there are no cycling roads and the motorists do not even care to give way to a cyclist. Many people would like to use bikes as an alternative transport besides the sports, but the roads are so bad to accommodate cyclists. MHSRIP

  2. May he rest in peace. Sad loss. A quick note, bloggers, is there any “timely” death? Or is this idea of using the word “untimely” just a cliche. All deaths are unfortunate but is there anything like a timely one?

  3. MHSRIP. Is the the president attending the Economic summit in SA? We need a statement, since he likes playing coward, he cant address the nation.

Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Chipolopolo Set For Busy March

Chipolopolo coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredorevich will mark his first games in charge with a marathon four-match friendly schedule that...

Lawyers demand the release of youth detained for 2 weeks with charge for being found with Doom Insecticide

Lawyers have demanded for release of a youth detained for 2 weeks without any charge by Matero Police whom the police and neighbourhood watch...

UNZA disputes Chishimba Kambwili’s claim of K1 500 fee to verify results

The University of Zambia has clarified that that it charges K50 and K20 per copy for verification of results respectively. This is contrary to...

Failure by PF Government to pay allowances to diplomats is shameful and embarrassing to Zambia

All People’s Congress Leader Nason Msoni says the reported failure by the Zambian government to pay allowances to envoys representing the country abroad makes...

ERB concerned by the rise in developers proposing to construct filling stations in illegal areas

The Energy Regulation Board has observed with concern the increasing number of developers proposing to construct filling stations in locations that are not compliant...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 25 times, 1 reads today]