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Body of the late Turkish Ambassador to Zambia to arrive today

General News Body of the late Turkish Ambassador to Zambia to arrive today

The government has announced that the body of late Zambia’s Ambassador in Turkey Joseph Chilengi will arrive in the country, today May 14, 2021.

Secretary to the Cabinet Simon Miti disclosed that the body of the late Ambassador will arrive at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at around 20:30 hours aboard a Turkish Military craft.

Contained in a statement issued the media, Dr. Miti indicated that burial of the late Ambassador Chilengi will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka.

To this effect, President Edgar Lungu has since declared Monday, May 17, 2021 a day of national mourning in honor of the departed Ambassador.

“Burial for the late Ambassador Joseph Chilengi will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka preceded by a funeral church service at 10:00 hours at the Miracle Life Church in Roma Township, off Zambezi Road,” Dr. Miti stated.

He went on to note that during the national mourning period, all flags will fly at half-mast while activities of entertainment in nature should be suspended from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours.

Dr. Miti urged members of the public to observe the COVID-19 guidelines adding that the official funeral church service and burial at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park has been restricted to only 250 invited family members and government representatives.

Ambassador Chilengi died on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Guven Hospital in Ankara, Turkey where he was receiving medical attention.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Bring him home. Great son of the soil. We thank you for your service. Rip sir. I will be on hand to receive you

  2. Again half baked information of how he died…was it covid-19 or heart attack? You don’t tell people yet you give deceased state funerals.

  3. Tarino why are you obsessed with what another man died of? Are you his wife or side chick? Mind your own business and worry about your poor life

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  4. LT your heading is misleading. The Turkish ambassador to Zambia has not died. It is the Zambian ambassador to Turkey who has died.

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  5. LT mistaking the Zambian ambassador to Turkey for the Turkish ambassador to Zambia? People have gone to jail for a lot less!!!

  6. A black Turkish?
    Is there a Zambian who changed citizenship to Turkish? Dual citizenship for diaspora my foot.

  7. Lt has been making mistakes without acknowledging or stopping…..sometime one feels like is online garage news information……we used now

  8. “Body of the late Turkish Ambassador to Zambia to arrive today”
    Ba LT do you need grammar lesson’s?

  9. Radio Phoenix Zambia when there is serious topic on Let The People Talk you are off air like today. What’s going on?

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