Who was Rupiah Banda and what was his cause of death? Former President of Zambia passes away: According to reports, news came out on the internet that Zambia’s president whose name is Rupiah Banda has died at the age of 85. The news was confirmed. He died on Friday at his home, battling colon cancer. Unfortunately, he loses the war. His family is now in grief and can’t express in words how sad his family was. They literally crying and very sad about his sudden demise. Rupia was the fourth president of Zambia where he holds the position from 2008 to 2011. But in these years, he was diagnosed with cancer which was discovered two years ago and started receiving medical treatment. He died around 1900 hours today said Andrew, Banda’s second eldest child who initially confirmed the death to Reuters. Follow More Update On Phoosi.com
Who was Rupiah Banda?
Addressing the nation in a special televised address, President Hakainde Hichilema paid tribute to his predecessor. Officials found out that he was suffering from cancer for a long time. His long illness reach the next level which was impossible to treat him. Doctors did their best but the medicines procedures to improve him properly didn’t meet the doctor’s expectations and unfortunately, he dies. Banda had his family home, a somber mood hung over several restaurants and pubs as people tuned into Hichilema’s address. Banda had held senior diplomatic posts under first President Kenneth Kaunda before being eventually named as vice president in 2006 by then President Levy Mwanawasa.
Rupiah Banda Death Cause
When Mwanawasa suffered a stroke in mid-2008, Banda took over as acting president. On a governing party ticket, Banda narrowly won the October elections the following year. Banda’s reign was tarnished by corruption charges, and in 2013, Zambia’s parliament removed his immunity from prosecution, allowing investigators to prosecute him for corruption-related offenses.
How did Rupiah Banda die?
Many allegations were imposed on him like abuse of office, corrupt acquisition of public property, and misappropriation of public funds involving more than $11 million during his tenure but he was never found guilty in court even all the evidence is against him. Maybe, he has the powers which he used for his own purpose and escapes conviction. Whoever tries to go against him, gets out of his way. When his passing news came out in the public, many of his fans were stunned and started giving tribute to him. Some of them were giving RIP comments, while some of them are showing support towards his family. May his soul rest in peace.