Phillip Dennis Liwewe remembered in Pictures

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The late Dennis Phillip Liwewe family held a memorial service that started with a church service at the Anglican Holy Cross Cathedral and thereafter an unveiling of a tombstone at the Lusaka Memorial Park
Minister Alexander Chikwanda and late Liwewe's wife Sylvia Liwewe after the memorial service at the Anglican Holly Cross Cathedral  - Photo Credit Jean Mandela - Lusakavoice.com
Minister Alexander Chikwanda and late Liwewe’s wife Sylvia Liwewe after the memorial service at the Anglican Holly Cross Cathedral – Photo Credit Jean Mandela – Lusakavoice.com

A memorial thanks-giving service was held today to celebrate the life of veteran football commentator Dennis Liwewe who died last year.

Family members, friends and relatives gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, where a number of activities took place.

Minister Alexander Chikwanda and late Liwewe's wife Sylvia Liwewe after the memorial service at the Anglican Holly Cross Cathedral   - Photo Credit Jean Mandela - Lusakavoice.com
Minister Alexander Chikwanda and late Liwewe’s wife Sylvia Liwewe after the memorial service at the Anglican Holly Cross Cathedral – Photo Credit Jean Mandela – Lusakavoice.com

 

Singing of hymns, intercessory prayers and tributes to the late icon characterized the memorial service.

The gathering later proceeded to the Memorial Park where Liwewe is buried, for the unveiling of the tombstone.

And in a vote of thanks after the unveiling of the tombstone, Canon MARK Mfula, who was a close friend of Liwewe, described the late icon as a gifted, God-fearing person.

Dennis Phillip Liwewe - Grand children unveiling the tombstone and the epitaph.   - Photo Credit Jean Mandela - Lusakavoice.com
Dennis Phillip Liwewe – Grand children unveiling the tombstone and the epitaph. – Photo Credit Jean Mandela – Lusakavoice.com

Canon Mfula says Liwewe was an asset to Zambia, and that his dominant voice will never be forgotten.

Liwewe died on, April 22, 2014, aged 78.

 

left to right-  Son Liwewe , daughter Kwangu Liwewe and  widow Sylvia Liwewe (behind are Linda Liwewe Bonsu and husband Victor Bonsu - Photo Credit Jean Mandela - Lusakavoice.com
left to right- Son Liwewe , daughter Kwangu Liwewe and widow Sylvia Liwewe (behind are Linda Liwewe Bonsu and husband Victor Bonsu – Photo Credit Jean Mandela – Lusakavoice.com

 

He is arguably Zambia’s most celebrated football commentator who mesmerised the airwaves with his distinct voice in his 41-year illustrious career.

The late Liwewe is also remembered for the moving tribute he gave to the fallen heroes of the 1993 Gabon air disaster that claimed the entire Zambia national soccer team.

Dennis Phillip Liwewe - Grand children unveiling the tombstone and the epitaph.     - Photo Credit Jean Mandela - Lusakavoice.com
Dennis Phillip Liwewe – Grand children unveiling the tombstone and the epitaph. – Photo Credit Jean Mandela – Lusakavoice.com

 

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