By ZamChro Correspondent
Castro Chiluba aged 33, son of former President Frederick T Chiluba, died this afternoon at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka Zambian Chronicle has confirmed.
Castro has been fighting illnesses on and off for the past few years but was today rushed to the hospital this morning and later passed.
The former Republican President’s son announced his entry into the political arena early last year when he became deputy national secretary of the New Revolution Party (NRP) led by Dr. Cosmo Mumba.
Castro had pledged to serve the nation and address the many issues affecting youths in the country after apologizing to Zambians for the wrong things he did while his father was in power.
He said he was a changed man and power would not corrupt him adding that people do change and should be forgiven and given chance to contribute to national development.
According to the family spokesman, Emmanuel Mwamba, President Chiluba learnt of his son’s death while he was being attended to at Morning Side Clinic in South Africa.
The former President was scheduled to return back to Zambia this coming Sunday but our sources have since confirmed that he would shorten his stay to attend to family matters back home.
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