MAZOMBWE’s body in Chipata
The body of Merdado Cardinal Mazombwe has arrived in Chipata for a funeral Mass at Saint Anne’S Cathedral.
Cardinal Mazombwe’s body was transported aboard a Zambia Air force Plane at 10:45 hours.
The body was accompanied by priests, family members, friends and Nuns from the congregation of the good shepherd.
Prominent among the people who accompanied the body was former Chief Justice Ernest Sakala and Zambia Episcopal Conference president Bishop George Lungu.
His Grand Nephew Almond Sitima who accompanied the cardinal when he was being conferred with the position of cardinal in Rome told ZNBC that the family is grateful with the support government has rendered since the death of the Cardinal.
Mr. Sitima says the decision to airlift the cardinal’s body is highly appreciated as the people of Chipata will be accorded a chance to pay their last respects to the cardinal who served in Chipata for a number of years.