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PF Mourns Death of Bangweulu Lawmaker

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Bangweulu member of Parliament (MP) Chifita Matafwali is dead. He was 55.

Matafwali’s wife, Annie, confirmed the death of her husband in a telephone interview from India yesterday.

Matafwali died in India where he had gone for a kidney transplant.

He is survived by a wife, four children and one grandchild.

The house of mourning is Matafwali’s elder sister’s house, Elizabeth Matafwali, in Lusaka’s Chalala.

And PF secretary-general Davis Chama expressed sadness at the death of Mr Matafwali, whom he described as a colleague.

“He was one of us, we will miss him and we will mourn him as a party because we are one family,’’ he said.

Chama wished the family God’s strength during the period of mourning.
He said that it is not easy to lose a father, breadwinner and husband.

Matafwali was elected Bangweulu MP in the 2011 tripartite elections in which the PF emerged victorious, ending the MMD’s 20-year rule.

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