Makasa had a depth of vision for Zambia – Sichone

By Staff Reporter


LATE freedom fighter, Kapasa Makasa had a depth of vision for the oppressed Zambians, Muchinga Province minister Malozo Sichone has said.


Speaking during the unveiling of his tombstone and that of his wife Delilah in Chinsali, Sichone said Makasa’s commitment to the future of the country cannot go unrecognized.


Sichone said Makasa greatly contributed towards the peace and tranquillity that Zambians were enjoying today.


“The excruciating pain and sacrifices that was endured by the late freedom fighter was meant for a good cause. Kapasa Makasa had a depth of vision to the cause of masses, courage and determination to unbind the Zambian people from the shackles of oppression inflicted by colonisers,” said Sichone


He added that after independence, Makasa was among those who carried the load of working to unite the Zambian people under the ‘One Zambia One Nation’ motto.


“I thank Kapasa Makasa University for their profound contribution towards the provision of tombstones for both the late Kapasa Makasa and that of his wife Delilah,” he said


And a family representative from the Makasa family, Alex Musanya said Makasa was a gallant soldier who inspired many across the country.


Musanya described the late freedom fighter as a patriotic citizen who was determined to fight for the independence of the country.



The late Makasa was born on January 29, 1922 in Chinsali District in the then Northern Province and died on February 2, 2007 in Lusaka at the age of 85 after suffering from a stroke.

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