Zambia former President Rupiah Banda dies

LUSAKA - Zambia fourth President Rupiah Bwezani Banda has died.
Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter

LUSAKA – Zambia fourth President Rupiah Bwezani Banda has died. He was 85.

The former Preaident’s son Andrew Banda has confirmed his demise.

Mr Banda said his father died around 19:00hrs on Friday following a long term ailment.

He was the president of Zambia from 2008 to 2011.

Rupiah Banda was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2020.

President Banda was born on 19th February, 1937.

He was in Dubai for treatment until a few days ago when he was flown back into Zambia.

On Wednesday afternoon President Hichilema paid a courtesy call on the former President Rupiah Bwezani Banda at his Makeni residence, and “found the former President in high spirits.”

“We conveyed warm greetings to our former Head of State, from you the people of Zambia and encouraged the elder Statesman, his beloved wife Madam Tandiwe Banda, and the rest of the family to be strong and rely on the Lord in all they do,” said President Hichilema.

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