The ruling Patriotic Front in Lufwanyama district on the Copperbelt province has described the Late Chief Shibuchinga as a champion of democracy in his chiefdom.

Chief Shibuchinga passed away on thursday, December 14, 2017, in the Ndola Teaching Hospital after an illness.

“As the ruling party in Lufwanyama district, we shall remember His Royal Highness Chief Shibuchinga for his wisdom in the way he promoted democratic principles in his chiefdom that allowed both those from opposition and governing party to co-exit,” read a statement published by Smart Eagles and signed by Lufwanyama district information and publicity secretary Justine Mulenga and Henry Chilombo in charge of the Constituency.

“The Late Chief will also be remembered as an advocate of rural development as he engaged the government in his quest to attract investment to his chiefdom. The passing of Chief Shibuchinga of the Lamba people of Lufwanyama District is sad development for the political parties in Lufwanyama.”

The late Chief, Peter Chipepo Chinsaka who was born on 21st October 1931 died at age 86 and was admitted to Ndola Teaching Hospital on Friday 1st December, 2017 after been referred from Lufwanyama District Hospital where he was taken ill on 30th November, 2017.

The late Chief ascended to the throne in 2007 and has served for 10 years.
The party leadership in Lufwanyama district, is grateful to the Late Chief for the great leadership that he provided to his subjects and the district.

“All Party structures established in the Late Chief Shibuchinga’s chiefdom are saddened with the loss of our Chief and we wish the Lamba/Lima Royal Establishment and the entire Shibuchinga Royal Establishment and the Royal Family God’s guidance during this difficult moment,” stated the two officials.