Wina was a humble servant, says VJ
By Fanny Kalonda
VERNON Mwaanga says Sikota Wina was truly a humble servant of the people.
He said the passing on of icon Wina, a politician, journalist and author, yesterday “is truly saddening”.
“The last member of the independence cabinet has now entered immortality. Hon. Sikota Wina was truly an icon who tirelessly participated in the struggle for Zambia’s struggle for independence and was an astute and articulate spokesman of the United National Independence Party (UNIP), who had the gift of the garb. He had to deal with health challenges in the later years of his life. He was truly, a humble servant of the people,” noted Mwaanga. “My condolences go his children and larger family, who are going through the pain of losing a loved one. His work as a parliamentary secretary for local government to Dr Kenneth Kaunda during the UNIP-ANC coalition government of 1962 and subsequently as a cabinet minister from 24th October 1964, has left an indelible mark on the political history of our country. May the Lord of love and mercy, receive him in his Kingdom and grant him eternal peace.”