President Michael Sata has declared Saturday December 7 as the day of national mourning for the Late Honourable Deputy Minister of Health, Patrick Chikusu.
And the body of the late Dr Chikusu will arrive in the country from South Africa this evening at 21:05 at the Kenneth Kaunda international Airport aboard a South African airways flight number SA066.
Meanwhile, the late Dr Chikusu, who was also Katuba Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Member of Parliament, will be buried on Saturday.
Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska, announced this in a statement issued to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Lusaka today.
Dr Msiska said the burial of the Late Deputy Minister will be preceded by a requiem mass at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross starting at 09:00 hours
Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Mwansa Kapeya, announced in a statement to the nation on Tuesday that Dr Chikusu died on Monday December 2, at Milpark Hospital in South Africa where he was evacuated after suffering a heart attack.
Funeral of the late Dr Chikusu is being held at his residence on plot 7348 Nangwenya road in Rhodes Park in Lusaka.