Wednesday, 22 June 2011


His Excellency Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, has hailed the Church in Zambia for rising above denominational boundaries to support the bereaved family of the late former President Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba.
In response to a message of condolences from the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), Mr Banda said during times of bereavement it was vital for people through their churches to hold hands across Zambia and share encouragement and solidarity.
He reiterated his appeal for all Zambians to mourn the late former head of state with dignity and respect, adding that now was the time for the people to look back and reflect on the achievements of the trade unionist and human rights activist. The Chiluba legacy should serve as an inspiration for the future.   
Mr Banda has expressed heartfelt thanks to ZEC for the letter of condolences. The ZEC has in a letter dated June 21, 2011 conveyed condolences to President Banda on the sudden death of Dr Chiluba, saying, “We pray that God may wipe the tears of all the mourners and continue to shower His abundant blessings upon our nation even as we go through this period of sadness.”

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