The Greek Cypriot Andrew Sardanis, an important figure in Zambia’s history, passed away at the age of 89.
Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia, the Holy Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia and the Greek Community deeply saddened by the demise of Andrew Sardanis extended condolences to the family of the deceased and expressed their deep sympathy on this big loss.
Andrew Sardanis was born in colonial Cyprus and came to ‘Northern Rhodesia’ (the name of colonial Zambia) in October 1950, when he was 19. A journalist and a businessman, he had important functions in the first Zambian governments after independence, and his views remain pertinent thereafter as he has kept cordial relationships with many important political figures of the regime. he developed his business interests which spread over 31 African countries. Once the Chairman of Meridien Bank.
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His warm personality was second to none, and he will be remembered for the love and kindness he showed to all.
Source: Metropolis of Zambia