— Elias Chipimo Snr is dead

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Elias Chipimo Snr is dead


Lusaka, January 18th, 2015,  ZANIS —- Former Lusaka Province minister in late Republican President Frederick Chiluba’s administration Elias Chipimo Senior has died.


His son Elias Chipimo Junior confirmed the death today, January 18, 2015.

Mr. Chipimo Junior who is the president of NAREP is reported  to have said his father died at 08:00 hours this morning.

“It is with a deep and profound sense of regret that I announce the death of my father, Mr. Elias Chipimo Senior. Dad died just after 8:00hrs this morning surrounded by five of his seven children,” Mr. Chipimo Jr announced.

The late Mr. Chipimo Senior had been hospitalised in South Africa.

Elias Chipimo Senior served as Diplomat during Kenneth Kaunda regime. In 1990, he became part of the team that pushed for the re-introduction of multi-party. He became Minister of Lusaka province after the MMD won elections in 1991.