President Edgar Lungu has declared an Official Funeral for former Cabinet Minister Lewis Changufu.
The national mourning for Mr Changufu will be observed on the day of his burial on April 30, 2016 from 06:00 to 18:00 hours.
During the national mourning all flags will fly at half mast and activities of entertainment nature will be postponed or cancelled.
Mr Changufu’s burial will be preceded by a Requiem Mass at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus around 09:00 hours.
He will be buried at Lusaka’s Leopards Hill Memorial Park.
This is contained in a statement released to ZNBC News in Lusaka by Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska.
Mr Changufu died at Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital-UTH on Wednesday after a short illness.