Zambia Honours Dennis Liwewe with 3 Days National Mourning
Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska has announced national mourning commencing Thursday April 24 to Saturday April 26 when the late football commentator will be laid to rest at Lusaka’s Leopards Hill Memorial Park preceded by a memorial service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
Liwewe, who died in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Lusaka’s Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital after liver complications, was a household name in Zambia and is being mourned by many from across the world.
The veteran broadcaster is fondly remembered for his infectious radio commentary that took him to over 40 countries on his tour of duty.
Liwewe, 78, was awarded the order of the eagle first division by then Republican President Kenneth Kaunda.