Press Release

United Nations Zambia Mourns Mr. Rupiah Bwezani Banda

12 March 2022


Lusaka, 12 March 2022: The United Nations (UN) system in Zambia has received with deep regret and sadness the death of Zambia’s Fourth Republican President, Mr. Rupiah Bwezani Banda.

“Zambia has lost a peacemaker and quintessential diplomat whose contributions to democracy in the country and across the African continent were highly valued. We join the immediate family and the Government and people of Zambia in mourning the passing of this great statesman,” said UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio.


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