President Lungu, civil society organisations mourn broadcaster Kandaba

PRESIDENT Lungu has described as shocking the death of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) staffer Faith Kandaba.
The President said he learnt with sorrow the death of Ms Kandaba, who died on Wednesday at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka after an illness.
President Lungu wished “ZNBC management and staff strength during this trying period”. He said this in an interview at City Airport in Lusaka before his departure for Eastern Province yesterday.
And PF deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya said the ruling party is saddened by the death of Ms Kandaba, who was ZNBC TV2 head of content research.
Mr Bwalya said Ms Kandaba will be missed for her diligence in her broadcasting duties.
The Catholic Media Services of Zambia Episcopal Conference (CMS) says they have learnt of the demise of Ms Kandaba with great shock and deep sorrow.
ZEC communication officer Mwenya Mukuka said Ms Kandaba’s death is a great loss to the media fraternity, the Catholic communication family and the nation.
“Catholic communication family still celebrates her contribution to the development of the Catholic media in Zambia. She helped with the forming and training of communication groups in parishes when the Catholic Church was setting up Yatsani Radio in Lusaka,” Mr Mukuka said.
And the Human Rights Commission (HRC) says Ms Kandaba was one of the upcoming human rights journalists and was passionate about exploring the uncharted waters of facilitating public debates of emerging human rights issues on national television.
“She had a passion for women, children and other vulnerable and marginalised groupings, and was desirous to bring out their challenges and potential as equal members of society, deserving equal opportunities and protection through her work as a journalist,” Mr Muleya, the HRC chief of communication, information, education and training said.
He said it is the hope and prayer of the HRC that Ms Kandaba’s aspiration to practice and promote journalism with a human face will live on.
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) said it is saddened at the death of a great media personality with excellent skills who was devoted to her work.
CCZ communication officer Grace Zulu expressed heartfelt condolences to her immediate family and the media fraternity.
“We thank God for the legacy that Ms Kandaba has left in the media and especially to those who believed in her work,” Ms Zulu said.

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