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Chief Chikwanda of the Bemba people of Mpika dies after testing Postive for COVID-19

Rural News Chief Chikwanda of the Bemba people of Mpika dies after testing Postive...

Chief Chikwanda of the Bemba people of Mpika district in Muchinga Province has died.

Bemba Royal Establishment (BRE) Spokesperson James Mulenga has confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview today.

Mr Mulenga said the traditional leader died yesterday at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) where he was admitted.

Mr Mulenga revealed that Chief Chikwanda tested positive to COVID-19, which has led to his death.

“The traditional leader passed away yesterday around 23:00 hours, at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) where he was being treated for COVID-19” he said.

He added that the establishment is deeply saddened by the demise of the traditional leader.

“Chief Chikwanda was a hard working leader who positively contributed to the growth of his chiefdom and the country at large” noted the Washanga.

The BRE spokesperson, stated that more updates will be availed to the public, with regards to the funeral arrangements, in due course.

He has since called on Zambians to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 laid down health guidelines, stating that the disease has claimed many lives, hence the need to prevent any further spread.

16 COMMENTS

  1. PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY AND ONLY ANNOUNCED TODAY ??
    IS THAT NORMAL ? CONSIDERING HIS IMPORTANCE
    PF JUST WITHDRAW FROM THE ELECTIONS NOW AND ALLOW THE COUNTRY TO MOVE FORWARD

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  2. Like KK – NOT been given a vaccine dose, and now he is DEAD! Typical PF government behaviour: Lying about everything, not delivering anything!

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  3. Oh god lesa I am speechless and so weak. I m fasting and mourning for over 5 people. God protect us from this evil.this freemas0nic evil

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  4. Sad development. May the chief rest in peace.

    Now some bloggers, why bring up politics each time someone dies? Is it PF who brought Covid to Zambia? Might as well blame China where it all began. Very annoying noncompoop behavior. Instead of speaking words of conslolation, always busy looking for someone to blame whenever bad things happen.

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  5. When a chief dies they don’t announce just right there, sometimes they can even after a month. Ritual procedure has to be followed. They are not just ordinary people like u and I, this has nothing to do with PF please

  6. Good that they can tell us when people die of covid. This way people can take the virus serious and obey guidelines.
    Thank you to the BRE for stating the cause of death.

  7. The PF criticism has now become boring…looks like the opposition has no Political clout…no stamina and it’s becoming more clear now that the August 12th elections will signal the end of UPND….they haven’t mastered the art of winning for the past 20 years they’ve been in existence….toothless opposition no direction…..John Sangwa gave them false hope….am non partisan and neither support evil UPND nor PF bandits

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  8. It is political, why were chiefs vaccinated in first group?
    And Nevers Mumba madafaka was against vaccines.

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  9. Yet another VIP bites the dust.Yesterday i pointed out lots of important people are dying in quick succession and i got lots of thumbs down.

  10. Lungu, Wins and Luo are guilty of infecting the chief via his campaigns of working with traditional leaders while doing his “empowerment” to the chiefs. ECZ must stop Lungu from spreading COVID-19. The chief justice was also infected by Lungu. The presidential plane, the gulf is also COVID-19 contaminated. It should be grounded.

  11. @William Banda, the Bemba are found in 5 districts, Luwingu, Kasama, Mpika, Chinsali and Mporokoso, of course there are now new districts like Mungwi, Lunte etc. There’s a thin line between the Bisa and Bemba because their father was the same, Mukulumpe. The Bemba are descendants of Mumbi Mukasa while the Bisa are of Ngoshe Mukote. From some comments made here, I can deduce that we have brought up a generation of brainless idyots that don’t understand who they are or where they come from. How can one explain the mock funeral at UNZA?

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