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President Edgar Lungu mourns Bishop Moses Hamungole 

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he is saddened by the death of Bishop Moses Hamungole, of the Monze Catholic Diocese.
President Lungu says he had come to know Bishop Hamungole as a very progressive
and development oriented priest.
He said in 2019 he officiated at the Monze Diocese fundraising dinner held in
Lusaka for the construction of the new Monze Diocese Cathedral church and recently, the Bishop officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for the same project.
President Lungu described Bishop Hamungole as an accomplished theologian and professional communicator who, through broadcasting at Yatsani Studios in Lusaka and at the pulpit in Monze, worked hard to improve the livelihoods of all regardless of their religious beliefs.
“He was passionate about growing the Catholic Church as was seen when he envisoned the construction of the Cathedral in Monze. All Zambians who loved him
must contribute to the realization of his dream,” President Lungu said.
President Lungu has noted that Covid-19 has robbed Zambia of a great human being and that he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, the entire Catholic family and the Govenment of the Republic of Zambia.
“Covid-19 has taken a great man. I urge all citizens to protect themselves and the
people they come into contact with. Let’s fight covid-19 together. May the souls of all
departed compatriots rest in eternal peace,” the President said.

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Bishop of Monze, Moses Hamungole interred

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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)

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Covid-19 Claims the life of Bwalya Mwanza

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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

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Awe, we did not mean a National Dress Code, Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs says

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THE Ministry of National Guidance and Religious affairs has clarified that it is not considering a National Dress Code as reported by the Zambia Daily Mail.
Public Relations officer Chibesa Musukwa says the ministry is aware of diverse culture the country is endowed with and civil and human rights its people enjoy.
In a media statement made available to Mwebantu, Mrs Musukwa said the minister’s statement was misrepresented as her comment as her comment was on the National Dress Code and not the dress code.
She said if as the minister, reverend Godfridah Sumaili spoke about the dress code, she was categorical and indicated that should there be need for one, the matter would require extensive consultations with various stakeholders.
” Such should only be decided by the citizenry and can not be imposed by the ministry.
In view if the above, it is the ministry’s considered that the debate on the dress code is out context and premature to be a topic currently, and in the midst of other challenges such as the fight against COVID- 19 pandemic, ” Mrs Musukwa said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

17 Jan 2021, 2:52 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

37,605 Total Cases
546 Deaths
26,159 Recovered

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