The Zambia High Commission in Lilongwe will today (Friday0 open a Book of Condolence in honour of the life of president Michael Sata who died at a London hospital on Wednesday this week.
The book will be open for signing from 9am to 12.30pm, according to a statement from the High Commission released on Thursday.
The statement said from Monday to Thursday, the book will open from 9am to 12.30pm and from 14.30pm to 16.30pm.
The statement also said Zambia’s High Commissioner Salome Mwananshiku has described the death of Sata as a shock and tragic loss to the nation.
Mwananshiku said Zambians have lost a patriot and visionary leader “who will be fondly remembered for his unquestionable love for the country and the people.
“He had great passion for development, peace and unity. He committed his entire life to serving the people and he has truly left a mark in Zambia. President Sata was a friend to many not just in Zambia, but beyond borders and he will be fondly missed.”
Sata, who ascended to power on September 23 2011 after a popular vote, was born on July 6 1937 and he died on Tuesday, October 28 in London where he was receiving medical treatment.