Gov clarifies mourning period for Dr Kaunda & Father Ribeiro

By ZBC Reporter

Government has clarified the mourning period for the late former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda and the late national hero Father Emmanuel Francis Ribeiro.

In a statement, Deputy Chief Secretary, Presidential Communications Mr George Charamba said there are two overlapping mourning periods.

He said there will be three days of mourning National Hero, Father Ribeiro and fourteen days of mourning former Zambian President Kaunda.

Mr Charamba said the 14 day mourning period for the late former Zambian President takes into account the fact that the Zambian government is yet to announce the burial programme.

He also clarified that this position supersedes the one announced on Friday adding that in keeping with tradition, flags must fly at half-mast.

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