Former Zambezi East MP Sara Sayifwanda has died.
Ms Sayifwanda who died in Solwezi General Hospital Wednesday evening is also a member of the UPND National Management Committee.
She served as Minister of Gender under the MMD government.
Ms. Sayifwanda was also appointed as Gender Deputy Minister by late President Micheal Sata in 2011, a position she declined.
Last year, Zambia Police arrested Ms Sayifwanda in connection with the tribal fight that occurred in Zambezi district between the Lunda’s and Luvales during an ECZ delimitation.
It was alleged that Ms Sayifwanda was the one who forcefully grabbed the microphone from the ECZ official and strongly opposed the creation of a central constituency which the majority voted in favor of. Ms Sayifwanda’s behaviour was said to be what triggered the throwing of chairs at each other by the lundas and luvales as she accused the electoral commission of Zambia officials of siding with the luvales.
Ms Sayifwanda was charged with conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.