FORMER Defence Deputy Minister, Chibamba died on Friday evening

Celestino Chibamba
Celestino Chibamba

FORMER  Defence Deputy Minister in MMD government, Celestino Chibamba has died
Major Chibamba who  also served as Works and Supply as well as Energy and Water development deputy minister died of heart failure on Friday evening at Fairview Hospital in Lusaka.
His son George who confirmed the death said the former Siwang’andu
Member of Parliament’s funeral is being held at house number 23 Lilayi Road in Lilayi while burial arrangements would be announced later.
Meanwhile, United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice president Canisius Banda’s wife Alice has died.
Dr Banda and UPND spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo confirmed the death of Mrs Banda who passed on in Lusaka at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) on Friday night after suffering a cardiac arrest.
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema described the late Mrs Banda a pillar for Dr Banda and the entire family.
The funeral is being held at Dr Banda’s residence at House Number 22298/99 PHI, Lusaka.

By SAM PHIRI – Times