By SIMON MUNTEMBA
LATE Mwansabombwe Member of Parliament, Rodgers Mwewa was yesterday interred at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park after a funeral service held at Praise Christian Centre in Lusaka’s PHI residential area.
And Government has described the late parliamentarian as a gallant soldier who from a young age lived his life in service to others as evidenced by the orphanage centre (Fountain of Hope) he established in Lusaka’s Kamwala township which became a place of refuge for over 400 homeless children. Minister of Justice Minister, Given Lubinda who spoke on behalf of Government said Mr Mwewa was a selfless politician who lived his life for the sake of others.
And Patriotic Front Secretary General, Davis Mwila said the ruling party has lost a selfless and formidable member who would be hard to replace.
“I woke up today at 03:00 hours in the morning and wept. I wept for Rodgers for 10 minutes. I thought of the many children at Fountain of Hope that he took care of. Who will take care of those children like he did now?” he lamented.
Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of the family, his elder brother, Teddy thanked Government for the huge financial and moral support it had received since the passing of their relative.