The Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila has regretted the untimely death of Minister of Gender and PF Member of Parliament for Kasenengwa Constituency Victoria Kalima.
In a press statement released today by PF Media Director Sunday Chanda, Mr Mwila said the PF knew Ms Kalima as a fighter who fought so many battles and managed to overcome them.
He said even when her health started failing her, Ms Kalima who was a strong voice for the people of Kasenengwa and in the PF as a whole remained extremely dedicated to duty.
Mr Mwila said as Minister of Gender Ms Kalima ensured that her Ministry occupied its rightful place in fast-tracking the place of the Zambian women in the country’s developmental aspirations.
The PF Secretary General who has since sent a message of condolences to the bereaved family has called on all the PF members to mourn the late Kalima with a sense of unity of purpose.
Gender Minister who is also Kasenengwa Constituency Member of Parliament Victoria Kalima died last evening at Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka where she had been admitted.
Ms Kalima was born in October 1972 and first came into parliament in 2011 on the Movement for Multi-party Democracy ticket as Kasenegwa Member of Parliament.
In 2016 Kalima staunchly advocated for an alliance between PF and MMD and later defected to the Patriotic Front and stood on the PF ticket and won.
Hon. Kalima was subsequently appointed as Gender Minister by his Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu a position she has held till her demise.
In 2012 she defended the rights of journalists who got detained and whose cameras were confiscated. Last year she became an activist against gender inequality and child marriages.
She also proposed a revised version of Marriage Bill which will ban any marriages between a man and a woman until both are at least 21 years of age.

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