Patriotic Front (PF) Kaputa Member of Parliament Maxas Bweupe Ng’onga has died. Kalungwishi Ward Councilor Maxas Kamona Ng’onga, who is also a brother to late Member of Parliament has confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kaputa.
“I can confirm that the Member of Parliament for Kaputa constituency Mr. Maxas Bweupe Ng’onga has died, he died today at about 07: 00 hours” Mr. Ng’onga said.
Mr. Ng’onga said the late MP suffered a partial stroke and high blood pressure for about a month before his death.
Mr Ng’onga described his late brother as a gallant man whose position would be difficult to fill.
He thanked the people of Kaputa Constituency for the support his brother received while serving as MP and urged them to remain united as they mourn their leader.
“We are going towards the elections, so I urge the people of Kaputa to be strong and be united,” he said.
The late Member of Parliament is survived by a wife and three children.
And President Edgar Lungu has deeply regretted the demise of Kaputa Patriotic Front Member of Parliament and former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Maxas Ng’onga.
The Head of State described the passing of Mr. Ng’onga as shocking adding that the PF party has lost a dependable member.
“The death of Hon. Maxas Ng’onga has come as a shock to me. I deeply regret his passing on. We have lost a dependable member of the Patriotic Front especially, this time when the general elections are imminent and we need the contribution of all our members,” President Lungu said.
President Lungu has further described the late Mr. Ng’onga as a diligent and team player of the ruling party whose selfless contribution to PF will be greatly missed.
“On behalf of the Zambian government, the people and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey my deepest sympathies to the bereaved family and the constituents of Kaputa constituency in Northern province. May the Almighty God comfort the bereaved family and the people of Kaputa as they mourn Hon. Ng’onga,” said the President
The deceased MP has been a law maker under the Patriotic Front since 2011.
Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia Patrick Matibini has expressed sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of the late Kaputa Constituency Member of Parliament, Maxas Ng’onga, of his untimely death.
Dr. Matibini says Mr. Ng’onga will be remembered as a mature and focused parliamentarian whose debates and contributions in Parliament ensured that the voice of the people of Kaputa Constituency and the national at large was ably represented.
This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Clerk of the National Assembly Cecilia Mbewe.
Mr. Ng’onga passed away today at the age of 58 years in Lusaka.
He also served as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock from 2015 to 2016.