By Mercy Chewe
The Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) has paid tribute to its former president Peter Manda who has died in Lusaka.
Manda died on Wednesday in Lusaka after an illness.
ZRU General Secretary Musunka Silungwe said the union has received Manda’s death with grief.
“The Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) has received with sorrow the news of the death of our former Zambia Rugby Football Union president Mr. Peter Manda who passed away in Lusaka on Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 after a brief illness,” Silungwe stated.
He said Manda contributed greatly to rugby development.
“Mr. Peter Manda shall be remembered for his prodigious contribution to Zambian rugby particularly in rugby development, administration and by many more whom he mentored on and off the field. The Zambia Rugby Union conveys its sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” wrote Silungwe.
Manda was until his death life president of KPF Rugby Club in Kitwe.
He served as ZRU president between 1999 and 2004.