WHEN life presents us a discussion around death, it is useful to have a sense of what we mean by “death”. This is certainly something that is not always a uniformly agreed-upon concept. Is death a loss of life or loss of existence? Is death annihilation or a transformation of one’s life into another form of existence? Answering these questions is as difficult as defining life itself. Our newspaper holds the opinion and belief that while death takes away the physical presence of someone, the image, influence and legacy of the individual carries on into the afterlife. We can say that our fourth Republican president, Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda is no longer with us today, that is true. But to…...

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