President Edgar Lungu says Zambia has again lost a great icon who was an epitome of what women ought to be to their families, society and the nation as a whole.
President Lungu said this in message of condolences following the passing of Salome Kapwepwe, widow of former Vice-President and iconic freedom fighter the Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe.
He said mama Salome was a warm and big hearted person whose tremendous contribution to Zambia’s liberation struggle would continue to be cherished by many Zambians.
Mama Salome passed away in her sleep last night at the age of 90.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the Kapwepwe family and the people of Chinsali in Muchinga Province on the loss of our great mother whose contribution to Zambia’s liberation struggle will always be cherished. As you go through this trying period, may you find fortitude and comfort in the Almighty God. May the Soul of our great mother, rest in peace,
said President Lungu in a statement issued by State House spokesperson Amos Chanda.