Nsanda remains in Sunday

THE body of Willie Nsanda, the Patriotic Front stalwart who died on Tuesday in South Africa, will be transported back to Zambia on Sunday, PF secretary-general Davies Chama has said.
Mr Nsanda’s remains will be flown to Ndola before being transported to Kitwe, where mourners are expected to gather at the deceased’s house in Garneton.
“The body departs Johannesburg on South African Airways flight SA096 at 10:40 hours and is expected to arrive at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola at 12:20 hours,” Mr Chama said in a statement yesterday.
The remains will be accompanied by Mr Nsanda’s father, PF member of the central committee Samuel Mukupa and other family members who are already in South Africa.
Mr Chama said the Zambian High Commission in South Africa has organised a requiem mass for Mr Nsanda, which will be held tomorrow at 13:00 hours at Thom Kight building in Johannesburg.
He advised mourners not to travel to Lusaka as the body will be transported directly to the Copperbelt.
Meanwhile, First Lady Esther Lungu yesterday visited Mr Nsanda’s residence in Lusaka’s Mass Media, where she offered comfort to the family.
And National Sports Council of Zambia chairperson Mwamba Kalenga has described Mr Nsanda’s death as a blow to the nation.
Mr Kalenga said the country will miss Mr Nsanda’s contribution to Zambia’s development.
President Lungu has declared a day of national mourning for Mr Nsanda to be observed on the day he will be buried.

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