Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda dies

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda dies

2021-06-17 05:12:00 PM

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda dies

Kenneth Kaunda became the first president of independent Zambia, serving between 1964 to 1991.

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has died aged 97.AFP/Stephane de SakutinLUSAKA - Zambia's 97-year-old former president Kenneth Kaunda has died.Kaunda, the country's founding father who ruled Zambia for 27 years from 1964, was admitted to Maina Soko military hospital in the capital Lusaka on Monday.

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Kaunda, popularly known by his initials KK, was head of the main nationalist party, the left-of-centre United National Independence Party (UNIP) which led the country to freedom from British colonial rule.The landlocked southern African country has enjoyed relative stability since its first multi-party elections in 1991 when Kaunda was defeated.

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Rest well KK🕊🕊🕊 KK has made history. The first African president or former to die in a local government hospital. Many die in private hospitals abroad. Black leaders Not all these zombies Condolences to the bereaved family members the pa 'Z' patriots and comrades. We living with him spiritually. May his soul rest in eternal peace 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️

RIP💔💔🕊🕊🕊 Great statesman, true African he assisted South Africa to obtain its freedom. As South Africans we owe it to him uTata Kaunda Alale ngoxolo umntu'odala Enca never learn!!! RIP Papa

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