Zambia : RB was gentle giant, who opted for friendship against confrontation

Retired veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga ,generally often called VJ, has described the late Fourth Republican President Rupiah Banda a mild large who opted for friendship as an alternative of confrontation.

Dr Mwaanga , who was International Affairs minister , says the premature demise of Mr Banda has devastated him past perception after a six many years friendship

ZANIS experiences Dr. Mwaanga in an interview mentioned late Mr Banda was an individual who all the time regarded on the power slightly than weak point of any particular person he interacted with.

“The passing of my brother and longtime good friend Rupiah Bwezani Banda has devastated me past perception. We now have been greater than shut, for greater than six many years.

“ He was a mild large, who all the time opted for friendship versus confrontation. We stood tall collectively in occasions of sorrow and happiness. He was an completed diplomat and statesman. He regarded for positives in folks, slightly than their weaknesses,” Dr. Mwaanga said.

The retired politician famous that Zambia has within the late Mr Banda misplaced certainly one of its biggest sons, at a time when his huge expertise and data have been most wanted.

And MMD President and former Republican Vice President Nevers Sekwila Mumba mentioned Zambia has misplaced a frontrunner in Mr. Banda who he described as a profound, devoted household man, educated and clever President.

Dr. Mumba mentioned that beneath his management as President, Zambia’s economic system blossomed and have become an financial hub for funding.

“President Banda grew to become God’s reply for our celebration MMD and the Nation when our late President Mr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa died all of a sudden in 2008. He picked up working the nation with out skipping a beat.

‘ He constructed on the financial positive factors of late President Mwanawasa and made Zambia to change into one of many world’s ten quickest rising economies. We acknowledge his nice contribution to creating Zambia a greater place.

“ We fondly known as him RB, a President for all Zambians. We will miss him. So lengthy, Your Excellency,” Dr. Mumba mentioned.

In the meantime President of the Socialist Occasion Zambia Fred M’membe mentioned the premature demise of Mr Banda was a shock to his celebration and household.

Dr M’membe provided his condolences to the bereaved household and the nation , generally.

”On behalf of the Socialist Occasion and certainly alone behalf, additionally provided their deepest condolences on the passing of former Zambian president Rupiah Bwezani Banda.

“We be a part of the Banda household, buddies and all the Zambian nation in mourning his loss. Could his soul relaxation in peace.”Dr M’membe mentioned.

And Democratic Occasion (DP) President Harry Kalaba urged youths to emulate Mr. Banda who served the nation from an early age.

Mr Kalaba said that like many youths of his time, President Banda made himself out there to struggle for a simply reason for liberating Zambia from years of segregation and minority rule.

He famous that the late Mr Banda together with different youths was a part of the motion that might finally liberate this nation and provides beginning to Zambia on twenty fourth October, 1964.

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