Ignatius Chiketa Kanengoni popularly known as Chief Mashayamombe has died at the age of 86.

Mashayamombe passed away at Norton Hospital where he had been admitted after developing breathing problems.

Permanent secretary of information Nick Mangwana revealed the sad news on Twitter.

“We have received sad news that we have lost Chief Mashayamombe.

“He is reported to have developed breathing problems yesterday and was taken to Norton Hospital where he died upon arrival in the evening,” tweeted Mangwana.