Ronnie Shikapwasha is dead
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Ronnie Shikapwasha is dead

Lt. Gen SHIKAPWASHA is dead

By Paul Shalala

Former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister in the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy -MMD Government RONNIE SHIKAPWASHA has died.

Former First Lady MAUREEN MWANAWASA and family Spokesperson ALEX MAPUSHI have both confirmed the death of Lieutenant General SHIKAPWASHA in separate interviews with ZNBC News this evening.

Mrs. MWANAWASA, who is a first cousin of the late former Zambia Air Force Commander, says he died at the Maina Soko Military Hospital this evening.

She has told ZNBC News in a telephone interview that the family has lost a good man.

And Mr. MAPUSHI, who is also Lusaka Province Deputy Permanent Secretary, says the late former Keembe Member of Parliament died around 21:43hrs of acute abdominal secondary gunshot wounds.

Mr. MAPUSHI has described General SHIKAPWASHA as a pillar in the family who united everyone and helped all those in need.

He says the family will miss him alot.

General SHIKAPWASHA was injured in a shooting incident at his residence in Ibex Hill area of Lusaka on Sunday.

Police have launched investigations into the incident which led to him being placed in the Intensive Care Unit at the Maina Soko Military Hospital upon admission on Sunday.

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