UN honours Sata

The United Nations (UN) has announced that the UN Flag will fly at half-mast worldwide tomorrow in honour of late President Michael Sata.

The UN protocol and liaison service informed the Zambian mission in New York that the flag of the UN would be lowered to half-mast at all its offices worldwide as Zambia would be burying the late president.

According to a statement issued by first secretary for press and public relations at Zambia’s Mission to the United Nations, Chibaula Silwamba, diplomatic staff at the Zambian mission and other dignitaries would witness the lowering of the flag at the UN headquarters.

Mr Silwamba said the protocol and liaison service further informed the Zambian mission that flags of all the 193 member states would not fly on Tuesday in honour of the late President Sata.

He said also that the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, October 30, 2014, held a special tribute session to President Sata at which member states praised the legacy of the departed Head of State.

President Sata died on October 28, 2014 and will be put to rest in Lusaka tomorrow.