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Ex Cabinet Minister Lembalemba dies


Former Cabinet Minister in the Movement for Multiparty Democracy led administration, Kaunda Lembalemba has died.

Deputy Secretary to Cabinet in charge of Finance and Economic Development Siazongo Siakalenge confirmed that Mr. Lembalemba died in Lusaka yesterday, aged 84, at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, after an illness.

Mr Lembalemba served in the administration of late President Frederick Chiluba as Minister of Energy and Water Development, as well as Minister of Mines and Minerals Development in Late President Levy Mwanawasa’s administration.

Mr. Siakalenge said the funeral is being held in Lusaka’s Foxdale area, at farm Plot 3069 along Zambezi Road.

He added that attendance remains restricted to family members and selected senior government officials, due to escalating cases of Covid-19.

He said the government will issue a detailed programme for the funeral of the late minister in due course.

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