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Covid 19 claims the life of Chitambo District Chief

26th July 2021

If we needed proof of the urgent need for improved oxygen supplies in Chitambo District, here it is:

Chief Chitambo of the Lala speaking people in Chitambo District of Central Province has died.

Chitambo District Commissioner Jeliaty Ntembwa has confirmed the matter to ZANIS in an interview.

Mr Ntembwa who is also the Insaka YeLala Chairperson said the traditional leader whose names were Freddy Chisenga 76, died in the early hours of today at his palace in Chalilo Ward of Chitambo District.

He revealed that Chief Chitambo tested positive to COVID-19 which has led to his demise.

"The traditional leader passed away in the early hours of today Monday at his palace after a short illness," he said.

Mr Ntembwa said he is deeply saddened by the demise of the traditional leader who played a pivotal role in the development of Chitambo as a whole.

He stated that the burial for the late Chief is expected to be on Wednesday, 28th July.

And Chief Chibale of the Lala speaking people of Chibale chiefdom in Serenje District who made the announcement by traditionally firing gunshots urged mourners to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 health guidelines.

He said the disease has so far claimed many lives hence the need to prevent any further spread.


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