Mama Kankasa remains brought Home

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President-Edgar-Chagwa-Lungu-consoles-Dr.Tukiya-Kankasa-Mabula-during-the-receiving-ceremony-of-the-remains-of-the-late-Freedom-Fighter-at-Kenneth-Kaunda-International-Airport. Photo: Salim Henry – State House

The body of Freedom Fighter Mama Chibesa Kankasa who died in South Africa has been brought Home.

The remains of one of Zambia’s outstanding female freedom fighter were flown to Zambia Thursday afternoon.

High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba, Deputy Bank of Zambia Governor and daughter to Mama Kankasa, Dr. Tukiya Kankasa Mabula, Mrs. Mwila Chigaga, Mrs.Nancy Kalikeka Phiri and Makole Kankasa accompanied the body.

Mama Kankasa passed on Monday 29th October. Government had evacuated her on 6th October 2018 for specialist treatment.

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu was on hand to receive the remains of the struggle stalwart. This was also accompanied by full military honours.

Mama Kankasa was Minister of Women’s Affairs from 1968-1988.

She was also a member of the highest governing organ at the time -the Central Committee.

She also served as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya.

She passed on aged 82 years.

President Edgar Lungu has declared Saturday as the Day of National Mourning for the fallen freedom fighter.

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