Sata declares National mourning for Mufulira DC

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President Michael Sata has declared Saturday, January 4, 2014 a day of national mourning in honour of Mufulira District Commissioner Beatrice Mithi who pass away on New Year eve.

Secretary to Cabinet, Dr Roland Msiska announced the declaration of the national mourning in a press statement released in Lusaka on Friday. He stated that the national mourning starts 6am and will end 6pm and during this period all flags will fly at half-mast and activities of entertainment nature should be postponed or cancelled.

Ms. Mithi 57 collapsed while preaching on Tuesday, 31st December,2013. She died  at Malcolm Watson Hospital in Mufulira where she was rushed to after fainting.

She will be put to rest at Chalitulinga cemetery in Mufurila after a requiem service which will be held at the United Church of Zambia central congregation at 09:00 hours.

Dr Msiska says the body of the late District Commissioner was today scheduled to be transported to Ndola central hospital for a postmortem at which it would lie in state at St Ann Funeral Parlour, before proceeding to Mufulira for burial tomorrow.

She leaves behind a husband and four children.


9 Responses to Sata declares National mourning for Mufulira DC

  1. Death is always a mystery, one never knows when death will come calling. But even more mysterious is the criteria for a national mourning, even DCs!!!

    January 4, 2014 at 5:23 am

  2. it’s now confirmed when a DC dies, they must be a national mourning, next its directors.

    general quaki
    January 4, 2014 at 7:08 am

  3. RIP our mother

    January 4, 2014 at 8:23 am

  4. President Sata is a CHIEF MOURNER. Remember these were the only state functions he ALWAYS attended when he was in the opposition…FUNERALS

    January 4, 2014 at 8:25 am

  5. Mr sata president thanks but pliz do something on the centre from mines as
    Inhaling sulfur dioxide is associated with increased respiratory symptoms and disease, difficulty in breathing, and premature death.[31] In 2008, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists reduced the short-term exposure limit from 5 ppm to 0.25 ppm. The OSHA PEL is currently set at 5 ppm (13 mg/m3) time weighted average. NIOSH has set the IDLH at 100 ppm.[32]

    January 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

  6. Umm,DC national mourning? I smell a koswe!!!!RIP.

    January 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

  7. Strategically coinciding with the Cathedral Constitution Prayer Protest,food for thot.

    January 4, 2014 at 10:35 am

  8. National Mourning should not be done the same way as it was in the 2nd Republic. We must change according to the political system that prevails. We must learn from the South Africans. You dont have to stop all entertainment industry activities and sports. When Mandela died in South AfricA sports went on and radio stations that focus on music continued. You cant dictate to only one industry to stop its activities. Its unfair. Do you ask Miners to stop mining during national period of mourning? Doctors, plumbers, lawyers, accountants? No! Then dont ask musicians to stop playing. The constitution must address this if Sata cant.

    Ba Ntamba Lukuta
    January 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm

  9. What are the guidelines regarding declaration of “National Mourning”? Surely, national mourning for a DC!!

    January 7, 2014 at 6:47 am

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