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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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UNZA delays re-opening date for School of Medicine by two weeks

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THE University of Zambia has rescheduled the opening date for the School of Medicine to two weeks.
In a statement issued, UNZA spokesperson Dr. Brenda Bukowa said the decision follows consultations with relevant authorities.
“The University of Zambia Management would like to announce that the sessional date for School of Medicine at Ridgeway Campus that was scheduled to commence today, Monday, January 18, 2021 has been rescheduled and will now commence on February 1, 2021,” She said.
Dr Bukowa further added that decision has been arrived at following Republican President, Edgar Lungu’s guidance and in response to the rising COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates, that schools be delayed in re-opening by two weeks.
“Please note that this decision will be reviewed in due course as Management of the University of Zambia (UNZA) monitors the COVID-19 situation in the country,” Dr Bukowa 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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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

27 Jan 2021, 10:11 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

47,622 Total Cases
672 Deaths
40,362 Recovered

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