It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Andrew Sardanis.
I send my deepest condolences to the Sardanis family at this difficult time. The nation mourns with you and celebrates the extraordinary life of this remarkable man – a knight errant of our country.
Andrew holds a place in the history of our country as a knight errant, clothed in the armour of intelligence and courage, as well as determination and humility.
As a young journalist, Andrew left Cyprus – the country of his birth – to come to Northern Rhodesia where he immediately associated himself with the leaders of our national independence struggle and the building of the new nation’s economy as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance.
We must not tire, we must not give up, we must persist. His legacy will stand as an example to all of us to persist in our pursuit of progress.
President of the Socialist Party