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Chitambo District Commissioner Dies in a Road Traffic Accident

Authorities in Zambia have confirmed the untimely demise of Mr. Evans Chola, the District Commissioner for Chitambo in Central Province. The tragic incident occurred early today, Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, following a road traffic accident near Chalata area of Mkushi District.

Reports indicate that the accident transpired around 05:50hrs when the vehicle carrying Mr. Chola, bearing Registration Number GRZ 825CR, veered off the road and overturned in a curve. 

Mr. Chola was on his way to Kabwe, accompanied by his driver and a messenger. Sadly, Mr. Chola sustained critical injuries in the accident, while the driver and the other passenger escaped with minor injuries.

Emergency services promptly rushed all individuals involved to Mkushi District Hospital for urgent medical attention. Despite efforts to stabilize his condition, Mr. Chola was later pronounced deceased. 

The news has sent shockwaves through Central Province, as Mr. Chola was widely respected for his unwavering commitment to public service and dedication to the welfare of the community.

In an official statement, Milner Mwanakampwe, Central Province Permanent Secretary, expressed profound sorrow over the loss, urging the people of Chitambo and Central Province to mourn with dignity and honor in tribute to Mr. Chola’s legacy of service. 

The President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, also conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family and the entire province, sharing in their grief during this difficult time.

The tragic incident underscores the risks faced by public servants in the line of duty and serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life. As investigations into the circumstances surrounding the accident continue, authorities have pledged to keep the nation informed of any developments regarding Mr. Chola’s death and funeral arrangements.

In this time of mourning, the thoughts and prayers of the nation are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Mr. Evans Chola, as they seek solace and comfort in the embrace of loved ones and in the grace of the Almighty

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