Thursday, July 18, 2024

HH pays tribute to the late MP Rodgers Mwewa

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UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema is saddened with the death of Mwansabombwe PF Member of Parliament Rodgers Mwewa who died on Saturday evening.

Mr Hichilema says he and the UPND join the people of Mwansabombwe and in particular the arts family in Zambia in mourning the death of a devoted artist and Member of Parliament.

The UPND Leader says he is aware that Mr Mwewa served as Chairperson of Parliamentary Sub Committee on Arts and Culture and therefore always worked in artists’ interest; ensuring matters of Art and culture were promoted to the furthest parts of Zambia.

“Honorable Mwewa started the Mwansabombwe Cultural Festival held in Luapula to uplift the trade in rural Zambia. This was a commendable move”, said the UPND Leader.

And as founder, of ‘Fountain of Hope’ in Kamwala, Mr Hichilema said he recognise Mr Mwewa’s dedication to protecting and providing shelter for children living on the street.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and constituents in Mwansabombwe. May His Soul Rest In Peace”, he added.

Mr Mwewa died Saturday evening and became the second MP in less than 24 Hours to die after Lukashya Independent Member of Parliament Mwenya Munkonge who died earlier in the day.

Mr Mwewa had difficulties in breathing from Friday night and was admitted to CFB Medical Centre in Lusaka.

His condition deteriorated on Saturday morning and he required Oxygen support.

Mr Mwewa was around mid day evacuated to Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital but the ventilators there were not working forcing the medical team to move him to UTH where he died upon arrival in the evening.

26 COMMENTS

  1. People have every right to express sympathy to the family of a dead person. But then why do this selectively to one when it is two that have died around the same time?

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  2. The pandemic has been in Zambia for many months now, so what kind of preparation has this Govt done if Levy Maanawasa Hospital has no working ventilators? This is a joking Govt that is never serious on anything!!
    Lungu alone has a Gulfstream Jet with air conditioning but Hospitals have no Life Saving ventilators!! It doesn’t make sense except to Lungu and his PF thugs.

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  3. SAD.WE ARE WITH THE FAMILY. THIS IS A VERY GOOD HEART HH . U WILL SEE WHAT THIS CIPULULU KZ WILL WRITE

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  4. This is sad but annoying at the same time especially the account of how Mwenya died. Chitalu chilufya was claiming we had enough ventilators …so how did Levy not have ??????

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  5. Crocodile tears. The amount of hate in hh makes me doubt how genuine he is in his condolences. I also see how disrespectful his supporters were when the unfortunate death was announced. This is why Zambians don’t let them rule

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    • Kaizar Zulu, did you read PAOLO’s comment and understand it ? In case you didn’t I have rewritten below;
      SAD.WE ARE WITH THE FAMILY. THIS IS A VERY GOOD HEART HH . U WILL SEE WHAT THIS CIPULULU KZ WILL WRITE

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  6. Crocodile tears. The amount of hate in hh makes me doubt how genuine he is in his condolences. I also see how disrespectful his supporters were when the unfortunate death was announced. This is why Zambians don’t let them rule .kz

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  7. (HH) was happy when President Sata died. They called him an “Ailing Dictator Urine Bag”. They call President Lungu a “dirty Drunkard from the toilets of Chawama”. They call all non-UPND MPs “Dull and Illiterate Cadres”. They call Con-Court judges Bafoons and lDlOTS!

    Today Kaponya (HH) aka Bally Matore can claim to express condolences? Koswe!

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  8. (HH) and his UPND were celebrating saying “Our time to rule has come”. They insulted the late President Sata to his grave, calling him an “Ailing Dictator Urine Bag”. These people have no morality left in them. Their cadres are saying Bill 10 is down by 2 votes.
    It is no wonder GBM resigned from UPND and said “kabiyeni uko nakachi kala ka HH kenu”

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  9. Well said HH. Covid-19 is a serious and Lethal disease which knows no boundaries, tribes, political parties, race etc. All condolences go to the two departed MPs. In their honour Parliament and Govt must implement Covid-19 guidelines at Parliament Building now. The rate of infections and death at Parliament is alarming. To stop these infections Parliament should be closed sine die. Staying alive is more important to our MPs than making laws.

  10. It seems PF has invented a haterometer, how they are able to measure amounts of hate in people is beyond me, while the world is busy inventing renewable electricity sources, flying and electric cars, planning to go to mars and how people can work from their homes amid covid and still remain productive economically, here we are discussing who is the biggest apologist, people want the biggest condolence message .

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  11. He He was only interested in GBM for a bemba vote.I remember him at the installation of chief munkonge in Kasama.He even paid a fake courtesy call on chitimukulu. He had hoped mwenya would be UNDP too. I understand why he has not sent any message of condolences to the munkonge family.

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  12. Please UPND don’t participate in the by-elections PF is already planning. You can’t risk Garry Nkondo in covid field.

  13. It’s Hichilema all over again! So many Zambians has died! Only to wake up to a friend’s passing and not the others? A Trump clone?

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  14. If KZ lived in the days of Shaka Zulu his punishment would be a stick up his small axx and hang him there till his dries up like bush meat

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  15. no amount of condolences will bring the dead back so why bark do the dead read the messages of condolences or its u who want to count and make ur selves feel good someone left a funeral and went away did u complain

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  16. We have been told Levy hospital has been prepared as Covid centre and now we here it had no working ventilators? Is this government serious? How does Min of Fin explain this, especially all the resources that have been allocated towards Covid response. Even more scary is that this was a VIP, from the ruling party and they were unable to respond adequately. What chance do mere mortals have!? This level of incompetence is unacceptable!! Unlike is so many other cases, this is actually a matter of life and death!!

  17. We are all together in this tribute.

    We pray for comfort to his family and friends.

    Reading in-between the lines, CFB, Mwanawasa hospitals didn’t have oxygen?

    Please govt this is the most basic need at this time. Spend the covid19 funding to supply hospitals and medical centres to stop needless deaths.

  18. Kaizar Zulu – You are the last person to even comment on the on goings in Zambia. Can you explain where you got your wealth from? Can you explain what heart you have for the people you and your thugs beat. !0 years ago you were working at Chelston Clinic you have never been a businessman before. Can youexplain what you were doing in Malawai during the lection.

    Please at times just shut up but we expose you. Leave HH alone he has a history not you.

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  19. @mavis you are right, he has a history. A criminal history of selling parastatals for peanuts and yet pocketing millions.

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  20. @mavis you are right, he has a history. A criminal history of selling parastatals for peanuts and yet pocketing millions.ala

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  21. The message of condolences is purely political. People have already started campaigning for the Mwansabombwe constituency.
    In Lukashya, Mwenya Munkonge’s close family relationship with Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) may have a telling effect between Hakainde Hichilema and GBM. Your enemies are my substantive foes.

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