Zambia’s Leader, Kaunda laid to rest


Zambia’s founding father Kenneth Kaunda has been laid to rest at the country’s presidential burial site on Wednesday despite bid by some of his relatives to block the burial.

There was a delay in burying the hero of struggle against colonialism in South Africa as some of his relatives suggested that he be buried at his farm next to his late wife Betty, with whom he had 10 children.

But the burial went on smoothly at the Embassy Park, a special cemetery dedicated for the country’s leaders.

His children paid glowing tribute to him while portraying him as a fighter and teacher whose attributes should be emulated.

One of his daughters, Musata Banda  while paying tribute to him said “Go well, you fought the good fight of faith, you have finished the race. We will miss you so much,”

“You wanted three more years to get to a hundred, but you will celebrate your 100th birthday in heaven.”

President Edgar Lungu in honor of the former leader also declared Kaunda’s birthday, April 28, as a national holiday in honor of the first president.

Zambia had already announced three weeks of mouring after his death on June 17 at the Maina Soko military hospital in Lusaka.

Kaunda died last month at the age of 97.



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