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Pres. Lungu Declares Day of National Mourning for SA Accident Victims

President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu has mourned the death of eleven people on a bus accident in South Africa.

And President Edgar Lungu has sent a Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Plane to transport the bodies accompanied by family members from South Africa to Ndola and Lusaka for funeral and burial.’

Meanwhile President Lungu has declared a day of national mourning in honour of the victims.

Details of the day of national mourning will be communicated by the Secretary to the Cabinet.

President Lungu Wrote;

“I am deeply saddened at the death of eleven people following a fatal Road Accident in Mokopane, Limpopo Province in South Africa  on Monday 17th September 2018”

“The accident involved Royal Bus Service which was traveling from Kitwe to Johannesburg, when it suffered a tyre burst and lost control.”

“We are happy that the Zambian Mission in Pretoria, the Zambia Airforce (ZAF) and the South African Government have coordinated well in  efforts to care for those injured and still admitted to hospital along with those that will be repatriated on Sunday 23rd September 2018 to Ndola and Lusaka.”

“On behalf of the government and the nation at large, let me convey our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and wish those injured, a quick recovery.”

“May God lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

“Thank you.”

25 Comments

  1. leonardnkandu@

    Thanks South African Government for the support shown. Sad NeWS for Zambia again. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.

  2. MJ Banda

    Am waiting for political opportunists here

  3. peace maker

    it’s too bad to all people injuries quick recovery

  4. teacher

    Wishing them a quick recovery

  5. Dorcas

    My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones,may God comfort you all in time of sorrow.

  6. Sansakuwa

    Who is the President of MMD?

  7. sunday chisha

    my condolences

  8. Jb

    Condolences

  9. Yung maflow

    Too bad for my country for the great loss of eleven people, MTSRIP. Quick recovery for the injured ones.

  10. rakido

    my condolences and quick recovery to the injured

  11. Hendrix

    My Condolences…

  12. Antoinette

    Quick recovery to the injured…..for they have found favour in the eyes of the lord,and comfort from God all might to the mourners God knows it all…

  13. Pumpken

    Banda, you have cut them,by now they could have started pushing their political dreams.

  14. Chikonde Chapa Mukobe

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishing a quick recovery to the injured victims..

  15. DANIEL CHILESHE

    My deepest and heart felt condolence to the family of the late my God grant you strength in this time.

  16. Shimza

    MAY THEIR RESPECTED BODIES ND LIFE RECOVER IN GOOD TEAMS

    ND THOSE MAY THEY REST IN PEACE IN JESUS NAME AMEN

  17. Prudence kombe

    Has cross boarders we are very much affected over the death of our friends we can even know which word to use on the accident May God look down with favor on all the cross broader traders and confort for families of our friends who have gone in the mail business RIP our friends

  18. Brian m Emmanuel

    Wishing them fast recovery and too bad for what happened

  19. Brian m Emmanuel

    Wishing them fast recovery and too bad for what happened for those who died may they rest in peace in Jesus Christ name.

  20. Banda Joshua

    My condolences goes to family members

  21. Joseph

    My Condolences

  22. Emmanuel Nkhoma

    MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE.

  23. PatiQ II

    My Heart Condolences.

  24. Sharon

    M.T.S.R.I.E.P & 4 those who are injured may God heal evry1 in Jesus name..

  25. Tarla Bharadia

    Heartfelt condolences to the family’s and speedy recovery to the injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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