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Zambia`s First President Kenneth Kaunda Dies

Zambia`s first President Kenneth Kaunda died of pneumonia, not Covid, say his aides

Kenneth Kaunda is rembered for his effort to drive away white rule in Zambia
Kenneth Kaunda is rembered for his effort to drive away white rule in Zambia

`KDRTV NEWS! Zambia`s first president Kenneth Kaunda dies at 97, in the capital Lusaka.

The president was admitted to a health facility in Lusaka after which he urged Zambians to pray for him.

However, according to various media outlets in Zambia, reports emerged that Zambia`s founding father was stable but seriously ill.

His aides said he was admitted after he suffered from pneumonia.

READ ALSO: Zambia President Stable After Collapsing In Public Event

Aides refuted the allegation that he died of coronavirus.

KDRTV notes Zambia has an upsurge in coronavirus infections.

UAE had closed its airspace for flights from and to Zambia due to spike in coronavirus infections in the country.

Zambia`s liberation hero died at a military hospital in the capital

Kenneth Kaunda started ruling in 1964 when Zambia attained its independence from Britain and surrender power in 1991.

Kaunda since then become a dedicated activist against HIV/AIDS in the continent of Africa.

The declaration of his death was made public by his son on the late Kaunda Facebook.

“I am sad to inform [members] we have lost Mzee [the old man]. Let’s pray for him,” Kambarage wrote on Thursday.

Zambia`s President Edgar Chagwa Lungu also announced the death of KK and prayed that God comforts the family.

Zambia`s authorities declared 21-day mourning for the hero.

The former president who was popularly known as KK was admitted to the Maina Soko Medical Center in Lusaka.

Despite the fact that Kenneth Kaunda would be remembered for fighting colonists, Zambia`s economy deteriorated during his regime.

READ ALSO: Uganda, Zambia, Congo Denied Entry In UAE Over Covid-19

Kenneth Kaunda even though did not resist surrendering power, locked horns with subsequent governments.

He was at one point accused of organizing a coup, however, he later settled on charity missions and win back the trust of many Zambians.

Condolences from Global Leaders

 

 

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