His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is saddened with the death of two former Cabinet Minister Newstead Zimba and Michael Mabenga.
President Lungu on his facebook page says “I received the news about the death of two former cabinet ministers, Mr Newstead Zimba and Dr Michael Mabenga with great sadness.
The Head of State says their death comes at a time when the nation is already overwhelmed with sorrow over the death of the founding father Dr Kenneth Kaunda, and Chief Justice, her lordship Irene Mambilima.
President Lungu says the valuable contribution of the two former cabinet ministers when they served in government in various key portfolios cannot be overlooked.
“I wish, therefore, to convey my deepest condolences to the family of Mr Zimba and Dr Mabenga.
May their souls rest in peace,” the Head of State says.