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Government mourns Susan Musukuma
- Updated: November 29, 2012
Government has received with deep shock and sorrow, the death of former Press Association of Zambia, PAZA, Vice President Ms Susan Musukuma who passed away on Tuesday night at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka after an illness.
This is contained in a press statement issued by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson Hon. Kennedy Sakeni, MP
“Death has robbed the media fraternity and the nation at large of a champion of media freedom and professionalism.” Hon. Sakeni said.
Hon. Sakeni noted that as a journalist, the late Ms Musukuma served the nation with passion, patriotism and professionalism, virtues other media practitioners would do well to emulate.
“Government recalls with a deep sense of admiration and appreciation, that during her seven years of service as PAZA Vice President, the late Ms Musukuma was instrumental in reorganizing PAZA into the biggest media organization in the country that it is today.” He said.
The late Musukuma also spearheaded the formation of the Zambia Media Women Association, ZAMWA, which has since grown into an important media advocacy platform in the country.
She was at the core of efforts to develop guidelines for media ethics and self-regulation in moving the journalism profession to higher levels of excellence.
“On behalf of the Government and on my own behalf, I convey deep-felt condolences to the bereaved family and the media fraternity as a whole, on this sad loss.” He said.