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Mushimba: Trail of engineering genius

DR MUSHIMBA with his wife. Right, Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba during his graduation ceremony at UNZA on Monday.

VICTOR KALALANDA, Lusaka
EARLY this year, on a breezy Saturday morning, a report that the cold hand of death, in a road mishap, almost claimed the life of Brian Mushimba, Zambia’s Minister of Transport and Communications, tugged at the heartstrings of the ZNBC TV1 newsroom.
It was a common newsroom reaction, for reporters are not “immune” to the pain of human tragedy, particularly in this instance where a statesman of engineering was involved, who, besides his decorum, is internationally renowned for adding an estimated 10,000 megawatts of new generation capacity onto the USA national power grid.
“Honourable Mushimba has just survived a road accident,” announced one of the ZNBC journalists, arresting the attention of his colleagues who had hitherto been typing news stories.
“What?” sharply intervened another journalist, the day’s assignment editor.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/


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