—Yengwe ward Patriotic Front (PF) councillor in Ndola on the Copperbelt Province, Maggret chifunda, has died after an illness.
Ms Chifunda, 60, died yesterday around 18:00 hours in Ndola Central Hospital and funeral is being held at House Number 13, Mwami road in Northrise.
Ndola Mayor Davis Chiwala confirmed the death of Councillor Chifunda in an interview with ZANIS in Ndola today.
Mr Chiwala said Ndola city council has been robbed of a committed and hard working councillor, adding that it will not be easy to find a reliable leader like the late councillor Chifunda.
Mr Chiwala said Ms Chifunda served as a councillor since 2011 and that before she became a councillor she was district vice treasury for the PF party.
Mr Chiwala said the late councillor could not be underrated in terms of performance, adding that she will be greatly missed.
He paid tribute to the people of Yengwe ward for their patience as they had been no representation at the council for a long time as Ms Chifunda was ill.
He said burial arrangements will be announced soon.