Government has announced that late President Rupiah Banda will be put to rest on Friday 18th March 2022 at the Presidential burial site,Embassy Park in Lusaka.

Acting Secretary to the cabinet Patrick Kangwa said this follows consultations with the family.
He said the church service for invited guests will be held at the Anglican cathedral of the Holy cross at 10hrs on the day of the burial.

In a statement,Mr.Kangwa said that President Hakainde Hichilema has accorded a state funeral and declared seven days of National mourning in honour of Mr.Banda,the fourth Republican President who died last week on Friday 11th March.

He said prior to the burial,government will host a state funeral on Thursday 17th March 2022 at 10hrs at the Lusaka showgrounds to be attended by foreign heads of state and government and other invited guests.

Mr.Kangwa has also announced that the funeral gathering for Mr.Banda has been moved from his Lilayi residence to Belvedere Lodge in Kabulonga.

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