IT is double tragedy for former Defence minister, Ben Mwila following the death of his daughter, Lilly, barely a month after his son, Yoram, died in a road traffic accident in Lusaka last month.
Lilly was among four others involved in a road traffic accident last month which claimed the life of her brother, Yoram.
Lilly, 27, died at Victoria Hospital in Lusaka around 05:00 hours yesterday.
After the accident, Lilly was admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but was later evacuated to South Africa's Morningside Clinic until she was brought back on Sunday.
UTH Public Relations Manager, Pauline Mbangweta, who confirmed the evacuation, had told the Times that Lilly's family had resolved to evacuate her to a health facility in South Africa to receive specialist treatment for the serious head injuries she sustained in the accident.
She had said that Lilly was still in a critical condition even at the time she was being taken to South Africa.
Family Spokesperson George Makulu confirmed Lilly's death in Lusaka yesterday.
"I can confirm that Lilly Mwila passed away this morning at Victoria Hospital from injuries she sustained in the car accident that claimed her brother, Yoram Kasuba Mwila's life.
"She had been in a coma from the day of the tragic accident," he said.
He said the funeral is being held at house number15, Nalubutu Road off Addis Ababa Drive in Lusaka's Rhodes Park area and that burial arrangements would be announced later.