By Staff Writer
Chilanga UPND Council Chairperson Maria Malila has died.
Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale has announced in the Kitwe Council Chamber where he was having a meeting with Kitwe City Council officials.
Ms Malila died at University Teaching Hospital this morning following an illness.
Chilanga Constituency is currently undergoing a parliamentary by-election following the conviction of its Member of Parliament Keith Munkata for murder.
The death of Ms Malila means another mayoral by-election in the same district.
And UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema said he was saddened by the death of Chilanga UPND Chairperson.
“It is with deep sense of shock to learn about the sadden demise of our Chilanga District Council Chairperson Maria-Theresa Maimpampe Malila.
“We send our deepest condolences to the family of the late Ms Malila and the people of Chilanga Constituency who have lost a highly dependable representative in the area,” he said.
Mr Hichilema said MsMalila was providing a lot of guidance to our Councillors, not only in Chilanga, but throughout the country.
He said UPND as a party, had assigned her numerous tasks both home and abroad which she executed with perfection.
“We shall deeply miss her immense services and council leadership in the country.
“We call on our members and the Zambian people to mourn this gallant woman with dignity,” Mr Hichilema said in his latest Facebok post.
Ms Malila is the wife to Supreme Judge and former Attorney General Mumba Malila