Breaking News: Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is dead

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

images (1)Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, 66, has died according to a WAPT report, confirmed by the Hinds County coroner. has confirmed Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died. The Hinds County coroner just confirmed this.

Lumumba was rushed to St. Dominic hospital where he reportedly suffered a severe heart attack.

He was elected mayor of Jackson on June 4, 2013.

The city council adjourned their 6:00 pm meeting and had everyone stand in prayer over the Mayor’s death.

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Lumumba’s son held a brief press conference. He said at this time there was no official cause of death indicated and no further information available at this time.