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First President Kenneth Kaunda says peace and unity are essential for the development of the nation.

Dr Kaunda was speaking at his residence in Lusaka’s State Lodge Area when UNIP members drawn from constituencies across the country presented gifts to celebrate his 91 st birthday.

The former head of state cheered the party members of the former ruling party when he came to his living room jogging.

Dr Kaunda, who was in a jovial mood despite being recently discharged from the hospital, said peace and unity is the cornerstone of greatness in nation building.

He urged well-meaning Zambians to love one another in order to develop the country.

Dr Kaunda who said he enjoyed the cake which was decorated in colours of the national flag and thanked the gathering for the kind gesture of remembering to celebrate his birthday with him.

“I’m grateful, I’m humbled”, said Dr Kaunda while nodding his head as he read the message in his birthday card.

And UNIP Vice President Njekwa Anamela described Dr Kaunda as a selfless hero who has exemplary qualities that have stood the test of time.

Mr Anamela praised Dr Kaunda for uniting Zambia’s ethnic groupings under the one Zambia One Nation Motto.

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MR PRESIDENT

    Thank you so much, the father of our great nation.

    LONG LIVE KK !! WE LOVE YOU !!

    ONE ZAMBIA ! ONE NATION !

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    • Happy Birthday Sir, a great son of Africa! You stood for something and made us all very proud! Thank You for your selfless service to the nation!

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  2. He’s an ailing old man yes. But also an ex dictator who screwed up many people’s lives in the name of political ideology and power.

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    • @Nyau you are a curnt! Look at the positive sides of the man- I dont know how old you are but I can tell you I had the best years of my life growing up in Zambia and going to school at Frederick Knapp (probably the best school in Zambia at that time)! Yes and KK brought us free education and agreeably in the end it was tough but on a scale of 1-10 I rate KK at 11.

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  3. Old KEN may look useless and unimportant to Zambia now, but believe me you, time will soon come when we shall remember him so fondly….

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