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Zimbabwean-born Former Zambia President, Rupiah Banda Dies, Aged 85

Zimbabwean-born Former Zambia President, Rupiah Banda Dies, Aged 85

Former Zambia president Rupiah Bwezani Banda died on Friday evening in the capital Lusaka at age 85 after a two-year battle with cancer.

Banda, who was born on 19 February 1937 in the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, served as president of Zambia from 2008 and 2011.

Posting on Twitter on Friday, Zambia’s current president, Hakainde Hichilema, announced Banda’s death to the Zambian nation. He wrote:

It is with deep sadness that we learned today of the demise of Zambia’s 4th Republican President, H.E Rupiah Bwezani Banda.

As we pray for the bereaved family, we know that the Lord will wrap them in His arms and comfort them. MHSRIP

Later on Friday evening, Hichilema made a special televised address to the nation in tribute to Banda. He said:

We recognize with fondness his long and illustrious career in public service and we appreciate his service to the nation.

Banda was Zambia’s Vice President when President Levy Mwanawasa died in 2008. He then took over the presidency, making him the fourth leader of the country since Zambia gained independence from Britain in 1964.

Banda was narrowly elected on a ruling party ticket in October 2008 and served three years in the post.

His bid for reelection in 2011 failed as he lost to opposition leader Michael Sata. He retired from active politics thereafter.

More: DW


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Czac Mataral 3 months ago

Rest in powers gone but not figotten


Mafyt 3 months ago

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Tkt 3 months ago

I've noted with grave concern that some people on this platform have chosen to peddle false lies that myself as the real Tkt is dead, may i say those are outright lies being peddled by pro-yellow losers. All this in a bid to try and silence me on this platform

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Below is the post i responded to my brother Under HEADING : UK Parliament Demand Action On Chiwenga's "Violent Incitement" 10 March 2022

Tkt 1 day, 3 hours ago
@Vax murisei mkoma nhasi ndapotsa ndafira mumaCURVE ekudzika border into Mozambique, mmm ndachengetwa nrnyasha wena parisei paBluz pedu apo, muudze Tinashe i know ari kuzvinzwira futi kuti ndazvi wisa pafirst trip sekutaura kwandaka ita ndichibvako, kkkkk

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Vax 1 day, 4 hours ago
TKT uri sei my young brother,hona vakuru vako vakaita zvekutamba vanodzoserwa pasanction fut uvadzidzise kutaura zvinovaka.wakafamba boe hr?


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Zvimbazi 3 months ago

Very soon President Chamisa will be saying to the Late E.D.Mngagwa-

" It is with deep sadness that we learned today of the demise of Zimbabwe's 2nd Republican President E.D Mnangagwa .

As we now pray for the woe Auxilia mnangagwa."

Ndatenda


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

@Zvimbazi, I now understand why people call you a moron. Chamisa kuita President waani pamwe wenyu kuBUSH party ikoko, not Zimbabwe. @Zvimbazi, muka ubike doro

Elyse 3 months ago

Njere dzaita shoma kwamuri,urimboko

MuPfungwe Chaiye 3 months ago

Isu tichingoti may his soul rot in gehena.

101 3 months ago

@zvimbazi kkkk musadaro

Yvt 3 months ago

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