The government made the declaration through Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska.
The period of national mourning will run from today (24 April) to Saturday (26April) the day of his burial.
“The period of national mourning will run from Thursday April 24 to Saturday April 26 when the late football commentator will be laid to rest in Lusaka’s Leopards Hill Memorial Park preceded by a memorial service at Cathedral of the Holy Cross,” the magazine reported.
Liwewe, 78 died Tuesday this week at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital in Lusaka where he was hospitalised.
According to Zambia online media, the late Liwewe had been suffering Liver ailment.
Meanwhile, Zambia President Michael Sata has paid tribute to the deceased commentator calling him an icon who revolutionised Zambian football through his commentaries and many administrative roles he played.
“I have known Dennis for many years as a passionate football commentator who helped to raise the standards of Zambian football to the level it is today.
Dennis has been part of the country’s football journey through the many successes and challenges, and at no time did he drop his chin,” said President Sata.