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Former cabinet minister dies

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Former Cabinet Minister in the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Government, Ephraim Chibwe has died.

He was 87.

Chibwe died on Thursday afternoon at his home in Lusaka after an ailment.

He served in the first cabinet of President Frederick Chiluba in 1991 as Minister of Works and Supply.

Secretary to the Cabinet, Simon Miti has disclosed that President Edgar Lungu is saddened by the death of Chibwe, describing him as a champion of democracy.

Lungu in his message of condolences said Chibwe contributed to the reintroduction of multiparty politics in 1991.

The President said he mourns with the bereaved family and the country as a whole on the sad loss of a hero.

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