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First memorial service for former president Rupiah Banda to be held this Saturday


The first memorial service for the late fourth president Rupiah Banda will be held on Saturday 11th march 2023.

In a press statement to the media, Secretary to the cabinet Patrick Kangwa has announced that President Hakainde Hichilema and the first lady Mutinta Hichilmena will lead the memorial church service at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross at 10: 00hrs.

Mr Kangwa says the memorial church service will be followed by the blessing of the tomb stone and wreath laying ceremony at the presidential burial site, Embassy Park in Lusaka.

He however advised the public that attendance at the blessing of the tomb stone and wreath laying ceremony is strictly by invitation.

The secretary to the cabinet said the event has been restricted to only close family members of the late fourth president and a few invited guests.

He noted that members of the public are encouraged to follow live proceedings of the memorial on the national broadcaster and other media platforms.


  1. Rest in peace RB President for all Zambians. I also remember that on this day in 2013, one Obvious Summertone Mwaliteta beat Garry Nkombo to pulp during a by-election in Livingstone. Today they’re in the same Party. There are no permanent enemies in politics

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