Former Deputy Minister, Esther Banda, dies
FORMER Deputy Minister of Gender and former Chililabombwe Patriotic Front Member of Parliament, Mrs. Esther Mwila Banda has died.
Mrs Banda died in Lusaka in the early hours of today (Sunday).
She served as Member of Parliament for Chililabombwe from 2006 to 2016, and was a Deputy Minister for Gender between 2011 and 2016.
Bishop of Monze, Moses Hamungole interred
BISHOP of Monze, Moses Hamungole has been put to rest at Monze’s Diocese of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ today.
The Bishop died on the 13th of January at Levy Mwanawasa hospital after succumbing to COVID-19.
Byta FMs Brian Hantuba reports from Monze that speaking at the burial, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Liomba Mwangala said the death of the Bishop is a loss for the region as a family.
He highlighted that the late Bishop was a man who preached nothing but peace and development without being political.
Mwangala encouraged other members of the clergy to emulate the conduct of the faith leader.
Parish Chairperson Teddy Michelo bemoaned the loss of the Bishop, saying the church is lost without his leadership.
He added that the situation has worsened by the fact that the church has not mourned together as a family because of COVID-19 restrictions on gathering.
Parish Priest Deogratious Kaundula thanked Monze Mission and Levy Mwanawasa Hospitals for their efforts in treating the Bishop.
He quoted one of the Bishop’s last sermons that encourages Christians to call on God during challenging times.
(Source: Byta FM)
Covid-19 Claims the life of Bwalya Mwanza
FIRST-born Daughter to the late Regina Chifunda-Chiluba, Bwalya, has passed on.
Bwalya died at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital on Friday night when relatives rushed her to the Covid-19 Treatment and Isolation Centre.
Bwalya was earlier diagnosed with Covid-19 and was isolated and treated at home until last night.
The news of Bwalya’s passing was announced by her father, Mr. Ed Mwanza.
Bwalya’s mother and widow of Zambia’s Second President Dr. Frederick Chiluba, Regina, died in February 2017 after her battle with cancer.
And another son to Regina, Mando Mwanza died in September 2018.
May Her Soul Rest In Eternal Peace