Zambia’s first president Kaunda to be buried in Lusaka on July 7

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President Museveni with former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda. PPU Photo/File
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Baluku Geoffrey

Lusaka – Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda will be buried on July 7, the presidency announced on Monday.

Kaunda, 97, died Thursday at a military hospital where he had been admitted days earlier with pneumonia.

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According to Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina, the hero of the struggle against white rule in southern Africa will be buried at the country’s presidential burial site situated opposite the cabinet office in Lusaka.

She revealed that Kaunda “shall be put to rest… at a very private ceremony for family and selected invited mourners.”

The hero of the struggle against white rule in southern Africa will be buried at the country’s presidential burial site situated opposite the cabinet office in Lusaka.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, foreign leaders may be accompanied by just one official, Wina said.

Africa Tembelea has since learnt that head of the funeral, Kaunda’s remains will be transported to the country’s 10 provinces starting Wednesday for people to pay their last respects to a man, who ruled Zambia from 1964 until 1991 when he lost power to labour leader Fredrick Chiluba.

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