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Dr Simon Miti: We didn’t restrict KK’s residence because of Mutale Mwanza

Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Simon Miti has dispelled rumours that signing the book of condolences at Kenneth Kaunda’s residence in State Lodge has been restricted to dignitaries only.

Responding to social media assertions that this was done following a purported “Photo Shoot” by Media personality and entrepreneur Mutale. Mwanza’s visit to the Kaunda residence, Dr Miti said they do not close the book of condolences.

“We don’t close…we don’t close. I don’t think we can close, no. We haven’t closed I think we can close,” said Dr Miti.

Following Mutale’s visit to the late president’s residence in Lusaka to pay her respects, there have been malicious anecdotes that signing the book of condolences at Kenneth Kaunda’s residence in State Lodge has been restricted to dignitaries only.

But a statement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services says the opening of books of Condolences at the office of the First President at 21A Serval Road in Kabulonga and at Chilenje House National Monument is a measure to reduce the number of people visiting the funeral house to comply with al COVID-19 guidelines.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga said it is the desire of Government to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines as they lead the citizens in mourning the Founding Father of the nation.

Like many Zambians have been doing since Dr Kaunda died last week, Mutale who was elegantly dressed in a Toga outfit went to the late president’s residence in Lusaka to pay her respects on Thursday.

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