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Benny Tetamashimba was a Zambian Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) politician and had been a Member of Parliament for Solwezi central from 2001 to 2009 when he died. Hon Tetamashimba was a member of United Party for National Development prior to joining the MMD.

Benny Tetamashimba
Minister of Local Government and Housing
In office
14 November 2008 – 5 September 2009
President Rupiah Banda
Preceded by Sylvia Masebo
Deputy Minister for Works and Supply
In office
9 October 2006 – 29 March 2008
Preceded by Kennedy Shepande
Succeeded by Mundia Ndalemei
Member of Parliament
for Solwezi Central
Personal details
Born 27 July 1955
Mulimbi village, Mumena, North-Western Province, Zambia
Died 5 September 2009(2009-09-05) (aged 54)
University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
Nationality Zambian
Political party Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
Residence Zambia


Early lifeEdit

Local government and HousingEdit

Member of ParliamentEdit

Parliamentary participationEdit

Benny Tetamashimba has been known to be active member of parliament both as a minister and as an MP. Tetamashimba has given a number of reports to the Zambian parliament.

Hospital and deathEdit

Tetamashimba was evacuated to South Africa for specialist treatment on August 9, 2009.[1] On September 3, 2009, it was reported that Tetamashimba had been brought back to University Teaching Hospital of Zambia in critical condition and was unable to speak.[2][3] On September 5, it was reported that Tetamashimba had died at 18:30hrs, GMT.

Tetamashimba in QuotesEdit