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Monday is National day of mourning not a public holiday


Monday September 19 2022 has been declared as a Day of National Mourning for Queen Elizabeth the Second of the United Kingdom. However, Acting Secretary to the Cabinet Patrick Kangwa, stated that the day will not be a public holiday.

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Verified Sep, 18 2022


On September 17 2022, Koswe Media published a post claiming that President Hakainde Hichilema declared Monday September 19 2022 as a public holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth who will be put to rest on Monday.

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iVerify Zambia has determined as Misleading the claim that Monday has been declared a public holiday. In a statement to Zambia National Broadcasting News, Acting Secretary to Cabinet Patrick Kangwa stated that the Head of State has declared one day of national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as a mark of respect to the Queen. Therefore, Monday 19th September 2022, has been declared a day of national mourning but not a public holiday.

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