President HH Mourns

President HH announced the Death of Zambia’s Pioneer Minister Via His Twitter Handle (@HHicilema).

“It is with deep sadness that we’ve learnt about the passing of Mr. Sikota Wina, this morning.
Our prayers are with the bereaved family who’ve lost a beloved father, grandfather and patriarch. Zambia mourns the loss of a founding father, freedom fighter and proud patriot. MHSRIP”

Sikota died at the University Teaching Hospital, Tuesday morning.

According to his son Wina Wina, his father died of low blood pressure around 06:00 hours and the funeral Will Hold at Sikota’s farm in Chilanga’s Mimosa area.

Zambia’s veteran politician Sikota Wina who was also the country’s first Minister of Health. Mr Sikotwa was a member of the Legislative Council and the National Assembly.

He also held the posts of Minister for Local Government and Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Tourism. The deceased was born on 31 August 1931 and was originally married to Glenda Puteho McCoo, an African-American, before marrying Nakatindi Wina, a politician and member of the Barotseland royal family, in the 1970s.

More details on funeral program to be announced.