Eight African Heads of State have confirmed their attendance of late President Michael Sata’s burial.
The late Head of State will be buried next week on Tuesday 11th November at Embassy Park the presidential burial site in Lusaka.
Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka today, Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba says this is an indication that President Sata was loved across the continent.
Mr. Kalaba says the Heads of State who will attend the burial of President Sata include Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, Namibia President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Mozambique’s Armando Guebuza and Malawi’s Peter Mutharika.
Mr. Kalaba says Tanzania will send its Vice President Ali Bilal while South Africa will be represented by First Lady Mrs Zuma.
He adds that Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamin-Zuma will also attend the burial of the late President.
Mr Kalaba says China, USA, Japan, Australia, Seychelles and Sri Lanka will send Ambassadors and other high ranking officials.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kalaba has appealed for peace as the country continues to mourn late Republican President Michael Sata.