Wife of Zambia’s second Vice President SIMON KAPWEPWE during the first administration after independence SALOME KAPWEPWE has died at the age of 90.

She died last night in her sleep according to Office of the President.

And President EDGAR LUNGU has described Mrs. KAPWEPWE as a heroine who with the cooperation of other great women contributed to Zambia’s liberation struggle.

The President has said Zambia has again lost a great icon who was an epitome of what women ought to be to their families, society and the nation as a whole.

President LUNGU has said Mrs. KAPWEPWE and other heroines laid a firm foundation for strong families and a united Zambia politically anchored on divine principles of love, hard work, peace and unity.

He observed that Mrs. KAPWEPWE and other heroines were great fighters, team spirited who understood the importance of working together for the common good of mankind.

President Lungu has said Zambia’s liberation struggle would be incomplete without mentioning the name KAPWEPWE.

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