First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has implored United Party for National Development, UPND, president Hakainde Hichilema to carry on the vision of the party’s founder member the late Anderson Mazoka.
Dr. Kaunda described the late Mazoka as a great son, true Africanist and an internationalist who had a passion to serve the Zambian people.
Addressing hundreds of UPND party cardes, relatives and sympathisers at the burial
site and subsquent unveiling of Mazoka’s tombstone at Malenda farms, Dr. Kaunda said
he was sure that Hichilema would take the opposition party forward.
Dr. Kaunda commended the UPND for electing Hichilema as president for UPND.
And speaking earlier, UPND, president Hakainde Hichilema pledged to continue from
where the late Mazoka left.
Mr. Hichilema urged the people of Zambia to explore their talents beyond family
boundaries for the benefit of all Zambians.
Mr Hichilema described Mr. mazoka as a selfess, hardworking and a visionary politician who strived to better the welfare of Zambians.
The memorial of the late Mazoka was proceded by a church serivce at Cathedral of
Jesus the Child before proceeding to Ma-lenda where the opposition leader was burried.
First republican president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Finance Minister Peter Magande,
Zambia Development Conference, ZADECO, National Chairman Langtone Sichone, UPND Vice president Richard Kapita, serveral UPND Members of Parliament, MPs and patriotic Zambians attended the memorial service.
Mr. Mazoka died on May 24, 2006 in Morningside hospital in South Africa.