It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death in her native Zambia of Mwila Readith Muliyunda (Scholar 2003-04) on February 3rd 2015.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Foundation, the cohort of 2003-04 and the extended Sauvé community, we offer our heartfelt condolences to Mwila Readith’s mother, Agaster Chanda Muliyunda, her family, friends and colleagues.

Known as Readith during her time as a Scholar, she later preferred Mwila. A joyous, energetic young woman, who was  above all,  passionate about Africa, Mwila Readith had undertaken a profound spiritual journey which she chronicled in her 2013 book “The Encounter-A real Life Story: Inspirational, Motivational & Mystical.”

At the time of her death, Mwila was working as the Public Relations Officer of the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). The Authority published the following message and photo taken by her friend James Millanzi.

Mwila Readith Muiyunda

It is on a sad note that the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) regrets to inform you of the untimely passing of the Authority’s Public Relations Officer, Mwila Readith Muliyunda.
Ms Muliyunda passed on this morning, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 after a short illness.
She has worked for ZAWA since September 2013.
She will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends at ZAWA as she has left a very difficult void to fill.
Management and Staff at ZAWA send out their heartfelt condolences to Ms Muliyunda’s Family.
May Her Soul Rest in Peace

As her blog, Mwila The Queen states, she “constantly use[d] her extensive experience, leadership, Communications and Public Relations Skills, to initiate positive change and impact in whatever environment she [found] herself in.”

Mwila Readith was an accomplished journalist. She was also an author, inspirational mentor, singer and songwriter. Her joyful music is featured in the CD/DVD musical album “Celebrate Mama Africa – A song for humanity.”  About the album, she said: “This is a dedication to Africa and all of humanity. It’s a celebration of Africa that despite the challenges, Africa’s victory is inevitable. She shall overcome and emerge even stronger. But it’s also a dedication to all of humanity. The song applies to each and every one of us regardless of background because we all do possess a little Africa in us. Africa is symbolic to that part of us that sometimes suffers and feels neglected, ignored, belittled and misunderstood”.

Prior to the album’s release, Mwila gave her very first live performance in Montreal. This is how we will all remember the lovely, luminous, Mwila Readith Muliyunda. May she rest in peace.

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