By Joy Siatubi

President Edgar Lungu is deeply saddened by the deaths of Supreme Court Judge Elizabeth Muyovwe, Chief Chibesakunda, Timothy Walamba , Augustine Seyuba and many other citizens who have passed on lately.

President Lungu describes Judge Muyovwe as an experienced and accomplished Judge who contributed immensely to the Judiciary.

President Lungu notes that Judge Muyovwe was an accomplished professional and an expert in jurisprudence whose expertise will be missed by the legal fraternity.

And President Lungu says the death of Chief Chibesakunda the eleventh is a big loss not just to the Bisa people but the entire country.

The President says his administration worked well with Chief Chibesakunda the eleventh and shared the same vision of developing the rural areas of Zambia.

Meanwhile, the President has hailed Walamba for his contribution to the welfare of miners when he was a vibrant unionist.

The President says Walamba equally served the country with dignity when he served as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Ghana under the Patriotic Front administration.

And President Lungu says the death of Seyuba in South Africa is another big loss to the country.

He says Seyuba’s wealth of experience, particularly in public relations and marketing, was exceptional and cannot be forgotten.

The President mourns with all those who have lost their loved ones in this difficult period of Zambia’s history blighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is contained in a statement availed to ZNBC News on Monday by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Isaac Chipampe.