Late pilot flew Lungu to South Africa

Late pilot flew Lungu to South Africa

The government and family of late pilot major Muma Mwale says she is not related to ZAF commander General David Muma.

But what has not been reported is that woman soldier was a Presidential pilot for president Edgar Lungu. President Lungu was in South Africa on a private mission and only returned yesterday at night. Major Muma is the one who was flying the presidential jet.

This girl died on Sunday or Monday, but they only announced the death yesterday because they had to wait for President Lungu to return from South Africa.


It has come to the attention of the bereaved family of Major Muma Mwale of Zambia Air Force (ZAF) who passed on in South Africa where she went on duty that *it has been wrongly reported that she is daughter to* Lt. Gen. David Muma, Zambia Air Force Commander.

Facts are that Major Muma Mwale is a 3rd born orphaned daughter of Mr. Raphael Mwale, late husband of Zambia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Mrs. Judith Kapijimpanga.

*The family is prompted to clarify following a publication in some sections of the media and covered on some radio stations in Zambia.*

Major Mwale died in South Africa where she went on duty when she collapsed in her hotel room and an autopsy is being awaited.

Funeral is being held at Major Chitambi’s house, ZAF Airport Base in Lusaka.

The family wishes to thank all for mourning the departed with dignity.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

Kauta Mantunta Mwale (Mr.)
First Born and Brother of the late

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    Christine 1 week ago

    The lady was old enough to be a pilot. How do you refer to her as ‘girl’, that’s so sexist!! Shame.

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    Logic ! 1 week ago

    Let us Learn to Look at the Good Side of People. Maybe there was a Rush to take Her for Specialist Treatment in RSA With Personal involvement of His Excellency, who Appreciated Her Dedicated Work. Also to avoid Beurocracy of Her Entry to RSA during this time of Covid. Let us all Respect Her by Mourning Her with Respect. Not Everything Needs Politicking. May Her Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

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    J Mpundu 1 week ago

    It’s so sad and both so sudden.Strange things happen under the sun.I would like to imagine exactly what really happened there! Only those who were there know but they surely ‘won’t tell’ if it’s dishonest! Yet I put no assumptions on anyone cause anything is possible🙏

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    Remmy 1 week ago

    Politics, leave our president alone. You also not wish you bad lucky might travel with someone at some point the same might

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    adviser 1 week ago

    Judy Lumbwe – Presidents hold secret and private meetings all the time, it is not unusual. Investigations for what? That is so shallow of you and expresses very high levels of ignorance.

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    Tatilalungu 1 week ago

    We hear African leaders like to play night games with mothers and daughters , Mothers becareful with wat  U do with bosses, money is the root of issues , a good name is better than riches

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    John 1 week ago

    It is possible the she refused the advances by Lungu and paid the price

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    Jabbes Zulu 1 week ago

    MHSRIEP,you are gone too soon

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    It is sad. MHSRIP!

    We tend to rank athletes, soldiers as some of the fittest characters due to rigorous activities they do undertake from time to time. To disappear from the surface of earth like this ‘kachepa’ is in order (lol). Was the effect programmed to have occurred while actively on duty so that the initial attack would have left no room for others to fly the bird? If that was the case, we would have lost an expensive jet.

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      adviser 1 week ago

      me – You are a completely lost soul. Just for your information, it is only tiny planes that are flown by a single pilot. You write as if there were two people in the plane: one pilot and lone passenger. Your sarcasm also sells your very low mental status very well.

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    Ba Mwata 1 week ago

    Rip madam

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    This is a very sad death. Why should someone so young and fit die like this? She’s not the one who went to seek medical attention and yet she’s the one who needed it. Was it deep vein thrombosis? How can that be on so short a flight?

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    Zambians. Why do we always doubt everything we told. Here is a Major. Fully Qualified an flew a Jet not once but many times.
    She dies on Duty an it becomes an issue???
    The Presidents time to time but rare yes undertake Private Trips. All presidents why twabelaso ba Zambia!

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      Xtina 1 week ago

      Mwebantu amashiwi, nayapwa paliuyu umwana. I can only say may her soul rest in internal piece. She had a bright future to serve our mother Zambia. Maj. Muma, we love you dear girl, let the almighty receive you in Jesus name.

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    Judy Lumbwe 1 week ago

    What was the president , doing in South Africa? You see, anything you eat at night, will always turn out kumalushi. 
    We demand to know! Let the investigation be carried out, The family should demand independent investigation.