Muluzi salutes Kenneth Kaunda as Zambia’s founding father clocks 95

Malawi former president Bakili Muluzi on Sunday joined other former African leaders who joined Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero Kenneth Kaunda as he celebrated his 95th birthday.

Muluzi (L) with Kaunda in Lusaka and Chissano

Muluzi paid tribute to Kaunda for the role he played in giving the freedom fighters from different African movements a base to operate from.

Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991, and celebrates his birthday on April 28.

Other former presidents who attended the luncheon, hosted by incumbent Zambian president Edgar Lungu, included Namibia’s former presidents Samuel Nujoma and Hifikepunye Pohamba, and Botswana’s former president Festus Mogae.

Others included Mozambique’s Joachim Chissano and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma.

Before the luncheon, Chissano led his fellows in laying wreaths at the mausoleums of Zambia’s fallen presidents.

Kaunda, among others, is remembered as a symbol of dedication to the complete decolonisation of Africa.

In a thread on twitter, South Africa’s Zuma said Kaunda put the country on the path of development and peace.

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Maunits
Maunits
3 years ago

Young former leaders celebrates a 95 year former ruler of Zambia. Malawi should emulate spirit of Zambia to lay wreath on all mausoleums of fallen heroes not one mausoleum as Peter Muthalika did with Magufuli nepotism ndi kwaanthu akufa omwe.

Mangochi kabwafu
Mangochi kabwafu
3 years ago
Reply to  Maunits

Well said. Difference between an idiot and a clever man.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
3 years ago
Reply to  Maunits

Nepotism or favouritism or tribalism does not run deep among Zambians. It is an anathema.

dry cleaner
dry cleaner
3 years ago

At that age some want to cling to positions with the aim to loot

Aka
Aka
3 years ago

This great man is now at 95 God be praised. The other leaders joined him hmmm that is even greater

SUPPORTER
SUPPORTER
3 years ago
Reply to  Aka

One Zambia One Nation

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