Malawi President Peter Mutharika will be among eight African Heads of State who has so far confirmed to attend the burial ceremony of late President Michael Sata’s in Zambia next week.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr George Chaponda confirmed that the Malawi leader will be attending the funeral ceremony on Tuesday 11th November at Embassy Park the presidential burial site in Lusaka.
According to Zambia Foreign affairs minister Harry Kalaba , other Presidents who had also confirmed their attendance include President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, President Joseph Kabila of Congo, President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
Others are President,Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Mozambique’s outgoing President Armando Emilio Guebuza and Tanzania would send Vice-President Ali Mohamad Ghaib Bilal to represent that President Jakaya Kikwete.
“Other dignitaries that have confirmed their attendance include Mrs Zuma, wife to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, a representative from the United Kingdom, chairperson for the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamin-Zuma,” he said.
“There will also be a delegation from China, Japan and the USA which will be coming to mourn our departed head of state. We are also expecting the Australian ambassador, Seychelles and Sri Lanka.”
Kalaba has since appealed for peace as Zambai continues to mourn late Republican President Michael Sata.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :