Thursday, July 25, 2024

Chief Mpande dies


Chief Mpande of the Mambwe people of Senga Hill District in Northern Province has died.

Senga Hill District Commissioner, Jestus Sikazwe  confirmed the death of Chief Mpande in a telephone interview with ZANIS today.

Mr. Sikazwe said the traditional leader died at Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka yesterday around 19:30 hours.

He explained that Chief Mpande who ascended to the throne in 2012 has died at the age of 73 years.

Chief Mpande whose name was Mathias Mpande was a minerals economist and served as a lecturer in the school of Mines at the University of Zambia.

Dr. Mpande also served as Deputy Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources as well as Deputy Minister of Education in the MMD government.


  1. Condolences to the Family and the Mambwe people of Senga Hill on the sudden of death of the Chief. We remember him as a vibrant academic and Lecturer at the University of Zambia. MHSRIP.

  2. Kaizer Zulu please educate me. My wife’s middle name is Mpande but she is from the Eastern province. Her grandpa is from kwazulu south africa and he has a brother called Mphande too. How is she related to the northern mpandes?

  3. That’s shocking! Condolences to the family. We have lost a brilliant mind. We interacted when I taught at UNZA myself. He had a good plan for the development of mineral resources of this country. RIP!

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