President SATA mourns B.Y
President Michael Sata is deeply saddened at the passing of former Defence Minister Benjamin Mwila who died in South Africa on Saturday.
In his message of condolences to the Mwila family, President Sata says the late Mr. Mwila 70, rendered a gallant service to Zambia in various aspects.
The President recalls that the late Mr. Mwila, from his early days as a prominent entrepreneur, devoted his professional and political career to serve the country with brilliance and vigilance in many national tasks he executed.
The Head of State says Mr. Mwila’s distinguished services will be deeply missed by the people of Zambia and has wished the bereaved family God’s comfort and strength during this difficult period.
The late served as Defence Minister in the First MMD Cabinet as well as Energy and Water Development Minister among other positions.
This is contained in statement released to ZNBC News by President Sata’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah.
Meanwhile, Former Vice President Enock Kavindele is saddened at the death of Mr. Mwila.
Mr. Kavindele says Mr. Mwila was a gallant leader who helped in the formation of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy-MMD.
He said the late Mr. Mwila used his business skills to raise money for the MMD to enable it carry out its programs.
Mr. Kavindele wished the family comfort during this trying moment.
And Former MMD National Secretary Katele Kalumba says the learnt with deep sorrow the passing away of Mr. Mwila.
Dr. Kalumba says Mr.Mwila will be remembered for inspiring many young men and women to be active in politics.
He said the Late Mr. Mwila will also be remembered for taking a bold step in fighting to see the country become a multi-party state.