Ladies and gentlemen, what a weekend of fun, togetherness and festivities.
We started with the Friday afternoon cocktail party at the High Commission where we interacted with diplomats. In the evening we followed up the funeral of Parker Ilunga, we still await for a final decision on the burial. The north branch followed up with the funeral for Mr Chifunda, they may wait 1 to 3 months, the DNA results will only be released after investigations. We have engaged the office of the Deputy High commissioner to South Africa Mrs Kachesa to write a letter to ask for a quick process on this matter.
Saturday [22 October 2016] was one unique day. A day which saw people gather together to celebrate the 52nd Zambia Independence at the Edenvale Sports Complex. The occasion was graced by the Zambia High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba.
TPN Durban branch was represented by Getrude who was key in coordinating Netball. Thank you for traveling all the way to bring blankets and also to be part of us.
Petronela Mulenga all the way from Cape Town, thank you for representing ZACT and also bringing blankets.
Mafikeng was represented by Chair Ben Lungu and Mr Mwewa. Thank you for bringing blankets and joining us.
Team Rustenburg, very impressive and on time. Thank you.
Team Middleburg/Witbank thank you.
Gauteng based branches, thank you so much for coming in numbers.
The blanket initiative went so well. Donating 1000 blankets towards UTH is a great achievement on our calendar. Seeing families, ladies and gents, boys and girls bringing blankets that will go towards saving the life of a boy and girl child at UTH is Ubuntu in a huge way.
To each and everyone who took time to donate, whether members of ZASA or not, thank you so much.
The Zambia High Commission, thank you for the support and also for donating blankets.
Twikatane ladies, you are always on time and thank you for the bale of blankets.
Afritects Architects, thank you for donating R10000, towards the blankets.
To all the branches that came down to celebrate, thank you. You looked awesome in your different colors, thanks to the National SG for the coordination.
To the National Executive Committee, thank you so much. Vice SG as a program director assisted by Chicco Siwale, job well done. Publicity Mrs Tina Nyati the MC, great works. Pastor John, good prayers.
Mize cultural dancers, words can not explain the excitement you brought.
Petersen ZAGAZE, the peak of the occasion. Excellent music. Let’s support his show this coming weekend in Johannesburg.
To all the winners and winning branches, congratulations for the hard work.
Team Pinetown, great celebrations that end. Well done. TPN ZASA durban what an exciting Independence Party you had. Newcastle, wow. The pictures show and say it all. Great works.
East London and Cape Town are having celebrations on Saturday. Let’s support.
Today we ended the day with a well organized Zambia mass at the Catholic Cathedral in johannesburg organized by the Catholic Association in South Africa.
This ladies and gentlemen defines who we are. It defines the unity of purpose we preach. It defines the spirit of One Zambia, One Nation our forefathers founded.
Thank you so much for everything and God bless you all!