Salome Kapwepwe’s Funeral in Pictures

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President Edgar Lungu greets Zambian National Service Commandant Nathan Mulenga at City Aiport on his way to Chinsali District to attend the burial of the late freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu greets Zambian National Service Commandant Nathan Mulenga at City Aiport on his way to Chinsali District to attend the burial of the late freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu greets Livestock and Fisheries Minister Micheal Katambo at City Airport on his way to Chinsali District to attend the burial of the late freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu greets Livestock and Fisheries Minister Micheal Katambo at City Airport on his way to Chinsali District to attend the burial of the late freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu (centre) with part of his entourage arriving at the Kasebo farm burial site where former freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe was buried during the burial ceremony in Chinsali . Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA / ZANIS.
President Edgar Lungu (centre) with part of his entourage arriving at the Kasebo farm burial site where former freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe was buried during the burial ceremony in Chinsali . Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA / ZANIS.
resident Edgar Lungu with Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda at Kapwepwe funeral
resident Edgar Lungu with Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda at Kapwepwe funeral
President Edgar Lungu , Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda Mourns Mrs Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu , Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda Mourns Mrs Kapwepwe
Part of the mourners that turned out to mourn the late former freedom fighter mama Salome Kapwepwe following the proceedings of the burial activities in chinsali district. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA / ZANIS.
Part of the mourners that turned out to mourn the late former freedom fighter mama Salome Kapwepwe following the proceedings of the burial activities in chinsali district. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA / ZANIS.
Pall Bearers carrying the casket of former freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe during the burial ceremony in Chinsali district. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA / ZANIS.
Pall Bearers carrying the casket of former freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe during the burial ceremony in Chinsali district. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA / ZANIS.
President Edgar Lungu , Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda Mourns Mrs Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu , Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda Mourns Mrs Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu , Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda Mourns Mrs Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu , Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda Mourns Mrs Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu , Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda Mourns Mrs Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu , Dr Kaunda and Mr Rupiah Banda Mourns Mrs Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu laying a wreath at the grave of former freedom fighter Ms Salome Kapwepwe at Kasebo farm in Chinsali.Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ZANIS.
President Edgar Lungu laying a wreath at the grave of former freedom fighter Ms Salome Kapwepwe at Kasebo farm in Chinsali.Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ZANIS.
Bishop Mwansa Kapwepwe
Bishop Mwansa Kapwepwe
Dr Kenneth Kaunda with Bishop Mwansa Kapwepwe
Dr Kenneth Kaunda with Bishop Mwansa Kapwepwe
Dr Kaunda with Chileshe Kapwepwe
Dr Kaunda with Chileshe Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu viewing the body of  late  former freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe in Chinsali. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA /ZANIS.
President Edgar Lungu viewing the body of late former freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe in Chinsali. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA /ZANIS.
President Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children
President Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children
President Edgar Lungu with Bishop Mwansa Kapwepwe
President Edgar Lungu with Bishop Mwansa Kapwepwe
resident Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children
resident Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children
President Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children
President Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children
President Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children
President Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children
President Edgar Lungu with former presidents DR Kenneth Kaunda and Rupiah Banda singing hymn during the funeral  church service of former freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe in Chinsali district. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA / ZANIS.
President Edgar Lungu with former presidents DR Kenneth Kaunda and Rupiah Banda singing hymn during the funeral church service of former freedom fighter Salome Kapwepwe in Chinsali district. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA / ZANIS.

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    • The headline is misleading. This is not ‘Salome Kapwepwe’s Funeral in Pictures’ as you have put it but ‘ECL, KK and RB in Pictures’. That’s the appropriate heading for these pictures as they are the ones covered in the pictures.

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    • In Zambia just change your air name to Kapwepwe and you will have a the best parastatal position. Did Mr Kapwepwe fight running battles with the white colonists or he was just a rhetoric independence fighter champion? I am changing my sir Nameooooh like the Nigerians would say.

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    • KK just went to mock the Kapwepwe’s. He systematically contributed to the death of Mr. Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe in the 1970’s. He had him imprisoned to no reason, made his life difficult and unbearable. Kaunda is a devil who will account for his sins one day

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  1. There seems to be more KK photos than the funeral itself l wonder why. Hope, very soon, there shall be even more photos of the Kapwepwe family at KK’s funeral. Ati what goes round comes round, twaleyeba ati tatwakakote…

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  2. @ 2 You must be a TONGA retard. I WONDER what LUNGU was telling the kapwepwe Children? Promising JOBS in Government?

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  3. a pity she died due to dtress caused by pf

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    • I wonder why LT still have you here.

      You are obnoxiously offensive and out of context.

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  4. Mwansa Kapwepwe really is the father’s look alike. Reminds me of the Late Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, the fire brand before he was betrayed by KK.

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  5. ‘resident’ Edgar Lungu with Kapwepwe Children. Ba LT sure can’t you edit some of the captions!

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  6. Why should Davies Mwila walk on the red carpet with the Presido and not ba Kaunda or RB? Mwila should learn to humble himself!

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  7. Where was our only opposition???? were they represented by RB??? Ba KK teti bekale fye ku nganda!!!!

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  8. ati children of……. These are nchembeles and madalas. If it was football, they would play in the under 50 national team. Just call them the Kapwepwe family

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  9. Peter Njobvu, those nchembeles are the children of the late Salome Kapwepwe! What is wrong with some of you?

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  10. It is sad we would reduce ourselves to mock the kapwepwe’s they have unlike other children of freedom fighters made a difference and lived fairly reasonable lives, the differences of parents need not divide the children’s thoughts

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  11. LT, Please show some respect to former President Rupiah Banda. At least refer to him as former President Rupiah Banda. The last photo simply says Rupiah Banda.

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  12. You little uneducated, ill-informed spoiled bastards, stop throwing stones at leadership from the perch of your vulnarable glass houses. Mrs Kapwepwe was truly honored in her farewell journey by their presence. For once leave your vernomous hate behind and focus on the solemn occassion of national grief. You can pick up your monkey politics later. Forgive us mother for the unnecessary childish behaviour as we wish you well on your new journey and share the anguish of family loss. God bless the Kapwepwe family.

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  13. Despite their friendship from childhood, Kapwepwe and Kaunda drifted apart after leading Zambia to independence. In 1967 Kapwepwe led a rebellion within UNIP. He stood against Reuben Kamanga and won the position of deputy leader of UNIP. (Kapwepwe won because of support from Tonga because our so called Mbuyas voted “Kumawa Umodzi”). As a consequence, Kaunda promoted him to the position of Vice President. He used his new position to put forward economic policies that differed from Kaunda’s, but his views were sidelined. He also campaigned for the preservation of Zambian culture through the teaching of indigenous languages in schools. In August 1969, he offered to resign from the Vice Presidency as well as the deputy leadership of UNIP. This move was precipitated by tribal friction within…

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  14. CONTD:This move was precipitated by tribal friction within UNIP ( Bembas vs your so called “mbuyas”). Source: Wikipedia
    Kapwepwe’s life in UNIP began drawing to an end when he was linked with rumours of a new party called the United Progressive Party (UPP) that had been formed on the Copperbelt. He did not own up until Kaunda dismissed four cabinet ministers on suspicion of being clandestine members of the new party. In August 1971, Kapwepwe resigned from UNIP and the government and announced that he was, indeed, the leader of UPP. In December 1971 he won a by-election for the Mufulira West constituency, and became his party’s sole representative in parliament. Kaunda was not pleased with this development. So, on 4 February 1972, he banned UPP and imprisoned 122 members of the party,…

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  15. CONTD:So, on 4 February 1972, he banned UPP and imprisoned 122 members of the party, including Kapwepwe. Kaunda’s excuse was that UPP was an instrument of the Rhodesian, South African and Portuguese governments, which favoured White minority rule. Kapwepwe was kept in prison until 31 December 1972. By then, Kaunda backed by strong political ties with China (The Chinese were critical of European colonial rule of African territories, therefore, sided with a number of African freedom fighters like Kaunda during the liberation struggles for independence. see Taylor, 2006 for an analysis of Sino-African relationship) had neutralized any threat that Kapwepwe could pose: the Chona Commission, under the chairmanship of Mainza Chona, was appointed in February 1972 to make recommendations for the…

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  16. CONTD:the Chona Commission, under the chairmanship of Mainza Chona, was appointed in February 1972 to make recommendations for the constitution of a ‘one-party participatory democracy’ (i.e. a one-party state). After collecting four months of public hearings, the commission’s report was submitted to Kaunda in October 1972. The Second Republic (i.e., the one-party state) was inaugurated on 1 January 1973, the day after Kapwepwe was released from detention. Source: Wikipedia. Note Mainza Chona was used to neutralise the 1967 Bemba/Tonga alliance the same way this Hamududu chap is being used. Kapwepwe was harassed even after he had been politically emasculated. He was arrested in February 1973 for illegal possession of two guns. He received a two-years suspended sentence. The…

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  17. CONTD:He received a two-years suspended sentence. The UNIP-controlled Zambian media reported that Kapwepwe had sent people for military training outside Zambia. He sued the Zambia Broadcasting Services, the Times of Zambia and the Zambia Daily Mail for libel and won when he proved that they had made false reports. Source: Wikipedia
    Kapwepwe turned his back on politics and went to live on his farm in Chinsali. In the spirit of national unity, Kaunda asked Kapwepwe to return to UNIP in September 1977, which he did. To test his erstwhile friend’s sincerity, Kapwepwe stood for the 1978 UNIP’s one-party presidential nomination against Kaunda. He was disqualified by last-minute changes to UNIP’s constitution. He retired for good from politics and returned to Chinsali. He died on 26 January…

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  18. CONTD:He died on 26 January 1980, after suffering from a stroke two days earlier. Source: Wikipedia
    Though not exactly the same, there are similarities and lessons to be learnt with regard to the dirty African/Zambian politics by the likes of Kambwili, Mulenga Sata, Dr Kaseba (sata’s widow) and incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. There is also history repeating itself in Judge Lisimba’s commission on of Inquiry on “voting patterns and political violence in the last elections” when one compares with the Mainza Chona Commission of Inquiry of 1972 that ushered in one party dictatorship. Easterners are SLY! They seem to be the biggest beneficiaries of the unfortunate but real tribal divide our country has faced since independence. It’s getting worse and EL’s PF despite being…

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  19. in power are thriving on it (trialism). A kettle calling the pot black! I a m NOT suggesting that UPND is blameless. However, those in power need to demonstrate their commitement to unity rather than thriving on tribalism/regionalism themselves!

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  20. “On 4 February 1972, he banned UPP and imprisoned 122 members of the party, including Kapwepwe. Kaunda’s excuse was that UPP was an instrument of the Rhodesian, South African and Portuguese governments, which favoured White minority rule.” EL’s pf is now parrotting the song that former colonial masters are using HH, Odinga, Obasanjo, Maimane to re-colonise Africa and yet we know that Africa’s new colonial masters are the Chinese and Indians. Does this PF song not ring a bell when you look at Kaunda’s banning of UPP? History repeating itself!

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