Vice-President Inonge Wina, First Lady Esther Lungu and some PF members of parliament on Thursday visited the house of mourning for the late Chilubi PF member of parliament, Rosaria Fundanga.

In her message of condolences, Vice-President Wina described Rosaria as the most outstanding, articulate and focused parliamentarian.

Vice-President Wina said the nation was devastated to learn of the passing of the Chilubi lawmaker.

“My young one, your passing on has been quick and devastating to all of us left behind. We have for a long time struggled to increase the number of decision-makers in Parliament. You proved to be outstanding, articulate and a very focused parliamentarian. Your voice will be missed by all of us in Parliament,” Vice-President Wina wrote.

And First Lady Esther said the first family would miss Rosaria, a vibrant woman who embraced all the people in Chilubi constituency.

“The First Family will surely miss you and the light moment we shared when we and the President visited Chilubi Island during campaigns. You are such a vibrant woman who embraced all the people in the constituency with great plans. Indeed, our plans are not God’s plan. Go well, my sister,” said First Lady Esther.

Meanwhile, Robert Chomba, uncle to late Rosario thanked the Vice-President and First Lady for their visit.

“I just want to say thank you, the Vice-President and the First Lady, together with government officials for visiting us here. This gesture of just coming to us is very comforting and it gives us great relief and moment of healing. This is, indeed, our philosophy of humanism on which the foundation of the country was based during the beginning of Independence of this country,” said Chomba.

Among the Cabinet Ministers, who accompanied the Vice-President and the First Lady, were National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Reverend Godfridah Sumaili, Labour Minister Joyce Simukoko, Community Development and Social Welfare Minister Kapamba Mulenga, Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri, Lands Minister Jean Kapata and Works and Supply Minister Sylvia Chalikosa.

Rosaria Fundanga passed away on November 20 after she collapsed at her house in Lusaka.