Zambia’s First President, Kenneth Kaunda dies at 97


Zambia’s First President, Kenneth Kaunda dies at 97

Zambia’s First, Founding President, and Liberation hero, Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97.

Kambarage, his son disclosed that he died in the hospital where he was been treated for pneumonia in Lusaka.

Kenneth Kaunda started ruling the country from 1964 after the country gained its independence from Britain till 1991, making it a total of 27 years. He also became one of Africa’s most committed activists against HIV/AIDS.

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Edgar Lungu, the current Zambian president had subsequently asked citizens to pray for demised Kaunda.

He said:

“He stood up for this great nation at its most critical moment, and so we can all stand up for him in his moment of weakness.”