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Sata mourns Dr Matoka

PRESIDENT Sata has sent a message of condolences to the Matoka family on the death of veteran politician, freedom fighter and academician Peter Matoka.
President Sata said he has learnt with a sense of grief and sadness the untimely death of Dr Matoka, who died in Lusaka on Friday.
“It is with deep sorrow that I offer my condolences to the Matoka family on the loss of this loyal and dedicated compatriot,” he said.
The President said the late Dr Matoka rendered a great service to the country across many spheres where he showed exemplary skill and talent.
“I remember Peter from our early days as teenagers, as a warm-hearted, passionate and gifted leader. Peter has always been a trustworthy person at all stages of his life. No doubt, our departed colleague gallantly served this country during his distinguished political and academic career,” President Sata said.
The President said this in a statement released yesterday by special assistant to the president for press and public relations George Chellah.
Dr Matoka, 84, died on Friday around 04:00 hours at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) after an illness. He was vice chancellor at Copperstone University at the time of his death.
Dr Matoka is survived by a wife, children and grandchildren. The funeral is being held at the deceased’s residence on Mosi Road house number 26B in Ibex Hill, Lusaka.

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