Zambia’s First President, Kenneth Kaunda Dies At 97

The First President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda has passed away at the age of 97.

According to his son, Kambarage said that his father died while being treated for pneumonia at a military hospital in Lusaka.

For the want to know, Kaunda ruled Zambia for 27 years, beginning with the country’s independence from Britain in 1964. He resigned from his employment in 1991 and went on to become one of Africa’s most dedicated HIV/AIDS activists.

Despite the fact that Zambia’s copper-based economy suffered under his long presidency, Kaunda will be remembered more for his position as an anti-colonial rebel who stood up to white minority-ruled South Africa.

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has since requested citizens to pray for him. Lungu stated;

“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.”

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