Visionary, misunderstood, honest, Kalumba sent off in blaze of tributes
Published On May 19, 2018 » 3022 Views» By Times Reporter » HOME SLIDE SHOW, SHOWCASE
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•Vice President Inonge Wina pays her last respect to late Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross yesterday. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

By JAMES KUNDA –
HE did not get the cremation he so passionately championed, but Lusaka’s late mayor Wilson Kalumba was sent off in a blaze of tributes during a ceremonial funeral attended by thousands of residents and dignitaries, among them Vice-President Inonge Wina and ranking PF officials.
An outspoken proponent of cremation over burial, a subjection that raised much debate and controversy when he first suggested it as a means to preserving Lusaka’s scare land, Kalumba’s remains were interred at the Leopards Hill Cemetery after a church service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and a valedictory service held in the chambers of the Lusaka City Council (LCC). Read more

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