Wednesday, June 19, 2024

President Hakainde Hichilema expresses condolences over tragic road accident


President Hakainde Hichilema has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic road accident that claimed the lives of 25 people in Zambia. In a statement, the President said that he was deeply shocked and saddened by the news of the accident, which occurred in the early hours of the morning.

The accident happened when a bus carrying members of the New Apostolic Church from Chongwe District in Lusaka Province careered off the road and plunged into a gorge. The victims were enroute to a one-day church gathering in Siavonga District when the accident occurred.

The President called on all citizens to join him in praying for the swift recovery of those who survived the accident and expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. He also urged the authorities to take urgent action to improve road safety and prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.

Meanwhile, the government has evacuated all the 11 survivors of Chirundu road traffic accidents to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka. The 25 bodies of the people who perished in the same accident have also been transported to Lusaka and deposited in UTH mortuary.

The accident involved members of the New Apostolic Church of Chongwe District in Lusaka Province.


  1. So sad and sincerest condolences to the families. MTSRIP.

    Churches need to use ICT tools such as live streaming so that their congregants can participate in meetings from remote locations all over the country without having to travel long distances and risk their lives.

    RTSA, Ministry of Transport and Communication plus the Ministry of Technology must take this on as a matter of urgency. Too many lives of church members have died from all churches, this must end now.

    • God is not happy about something. Why all these accidents in the church? What have we done wrong? Is it that HE is not happy with the UPND govt?

  2. He is busy partying today at his daughter’s wedding. What condolences? We should be mourning. He is full of crocodile tears. Mad cow president

  3. Well said Mr president Bwana Hakainde Hichilema.Too many deaths due to reckless driving and bribe taking.

  4. This church had wrangles and split due one faction accepting gays and Lesbians. Which faction was involved in the accident. ? It may just help us understand what is going on.

    • Worry more about your fake Christianity than your ‘concern’ and need for understanding about this accident. God don’t like ugly and your implying that the accident happened to the faction accepting gays fits right into ugly.

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