Elias Chipimo Senior dies

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Elias Chipimo Sr, the father to NAREP president Elias Chipimo Jr in an interview with Owen Miyanza during the recording of The Archives TV Programe in New Kasama.

Elias Chipimo Sr, the father to NAREP president Elias Chipimo Jr in an interview with Owen Miyanza during the recording of The Archives TV Programe in New Kasama.

Veteran politician, banker Elias Chipimo Senior has died, his son Elias Chipimo Junior confirmed Sunday morning, January 18, 2015.

Chipimo Junior who is the president of NAREP said his father died at 08:00 hours this morning.

“It is with a deep and profound sense of regret that I announce the death of my father, Mr. Elias Chipimo Senior. Dad died just after 8:00hrs this morning surrounded by five of his seven children,” Chipimo Jr announced.

Chipimo Senior had been hospitalised in South Africa.

Chipimo Jr. said his father has died knowing that he is dearly loved and will always be cherished for being the best father his children could have wished for.

“I want to thank everyone that stood in support in good wishes and prayer during this very difficult time for our family. May God bless you all abundantly and may you continue to pray for and with us as we mourn and prepare to lay our father to rest,” said Chipimo Jr.

Last week Chipimo Jr announced that he was withdrawing from the presidential campaign to go and nurse his father who had been hospitalised in South Africa.

Elias Chipimo Senior served as Diplomat during Kenneth Kaunda regime. In 1990, he became part of the team that pushed for the re-introduction of multi-party. He became Minister of Lusaka province after the MMD won elections in 1991.



8 Responses to Elias Chipimo Senior dies

  1. Condolescence to the Chipimo family.

    January 18, 2015 at 8:14 am

  2. Deepest condolences to the Chipimos.


    January 18, 2015 at 8:37 am

  3. Our condolences. Chipimo Sr represents an age of selfless zam Zambians.

    child of the sky
    January 18, 2015 at 8:42 am

  4. My sincere and deepest condolences to the chipimo family. Hon. Chipimo will be remembered for his eloquence and most importantly his invaluable contribution during the 90/91 revolution. MHSRIEP

    Martin Amukusana
    January 18, 2015 at 9:58 am

  5. Mr. Elias Chipimo Jr:

    The news of the passing on of our parent, Mr. Elias Chipimo Sr has spread a sorrowful cloud across our nation Zambia.
    More so since even your political stance is about love—pamutima.

    May the Lord strengthen you and all the members of the Chipimo family during this trying moments.

    Zambia’s heart is with you.

    Saviour Katewa-Aibmaz is Zambia
    January 18, 2015 at 11:50 am

  6. The begining is the same. The journey is diverse,boader, some times short sometimes longer, the legacy may be different. The reputation mightyyet the end is the same for all humanity.May the once upon a time hero and source of inspiration Rest in peace. Thank God all his children are big and responsible

    Miyoba C
    January 18, 2015 at 8:04 pm

  7. You ran your race, CHIPIMO SNR, and a RESPECTED ONE TOO – Go well. We know we will meet on the other side.

    January 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  8. My sincere condolences to the Chipimo famaly. Mr Elias Chipimo SR, was a true Zambian son with a passion for a better future for all Zambians.

    Stephen Banda
    January 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm

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