-First republican president Kenneth Kaunda today led thousands of mourners in paying last respect to Tourism and Arts Permanent Secretary (PS) George Zulu’s wife, Mirriam.
Mrs. Zulu, 55 died on July 16 at St. Johns Medical Centre in the evening following a sudden attack she suffered from High Blood Pressure (BP).
Dr. Kaunda led the mourners in paying their last respects at and senior government officials this morning at Chelston Reformed Church in Zambia (RCZ) in Lusaka.
Passing a church sermon, RCZ In-charge Madalitso Banda urged Christians to prepare themselves when still alive on earth.
Reverend Banda said death strikes at anybody and knows no-body hence the need for Christians to prepare their lives when still alive because judgment was coming for each and every one to account for his/her life after death.
The Rev. said the late Mrs. Run her race and served her God diligently.
Tourism and Arts Deputy Minister David Phiri described the late Mrs. Zulu as a great mother who committed her life to God.
Mr. Phiri who knew Mrs. Zulu at personnel level said she was a warm lady who exchanged visits with his family.
And Acting Tourism and Arts PS Chiseche Mutale has advised the bereaved family members not to rush for property grabbing but remain supportive to the widower, Mr. Zulu and the children.
Ms. Mutale urged the family members to put God first instead of assets.
The Acting PS said the demise of Mrs. Zulu was devastating to both the family and government as Zambia prepares to co-host the 20th United Nations World Tourism Conference (UNWTO) next month with neighbouring Zimbabwe.
The body of the late Mrs. Zuu has since been taken to Chipata, Eastern Province for burial at Luangeni village on Sunday 21st July 2013.
Former MMD Kasanengwa Member of Parliament Vera Chiluba Tembo, former Information and Broadcasting Deputy Minister Angela Chifire, Meanwood Managing Director Robinson Zulu, renowned Lusaka businessman Edgar Ngoma were among the notable figures, among others , who attended the funeral procession.