THE body of the late former Constitution Review Commission (CRC) chairperson Wila Mung’omba, who died on Monday after an illness, will be cremated in South Africa today.
This is according to family representative Ian Sikazwe.
Mr Sikazwe said the remains of Mr Mung’omba, 74, will be flown into the country on Thursday, February 20.
Soon after arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International airport on Thursday, there will be a valedictory service at the Supreme Court followed by a funeral service at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
Mr Mung’omba is survived by his wife Betty, two daughters and five grandchildren.
The late Mr Mung’omba was appointed CRC chairperson by late President Levy Mwanawasa in April 2002.
He served as President of the African Development Bank from 1980 to 1985.
From 1995 to 1998, Mr Mung’omba was the World Bank’s appointed Team Leader in the initial preparation of the ZCCM Limited privatisation report and plan by the United Kingdom-based Investment Bank NM, Rothschild & Sons and international law firm Clifford Chance.
He also served as chairperson and director of Capital Bank Limited of Cavmont Capital Holdings Zambia Plc.
He was the ZCCM-IH executive chairperson since December 1, 2011, and once served as a director of ZCCM Limited from 1996 to 1998.
Mr Mun’gomba also served as non-executive director on the initial board of the Emerging African Infrastructure Fund, a donor-funded financial instrument to encourage public and private sector partnership in infrastructure development in sub-Sahara Africa.