Zambia 1st president Kenneth Kaunda conferring with India high commissioner to Zambia Ngulkham Jathom Gangte after delivering his message

About Six Former Heads of State have confirmed attendance for the 95th Birthday Anniversary of the First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji confirmed the development in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka.

Mr Malanji explained that the six selected former Heads of State representing the Africa Forum, will visit the country to honour Dr Kaunda for his legendary contribution to the liberation struggle.

He said Dr Kaunda will also be honoured for his unwavering efforts and commitment towards peace and development on the African continent and humanity.

“The visit is an important recognition for Zambia and President Edgar Lungu’s continued interest to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors in championing peace and stability in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, continent and beyond, “said the minister.

Mr Malanji noted that President Edgar Lungu believes that peace and stability is a precondition for any meaningful and sustainable development.

The African Forum is an informal network of Former African Heads of State and Government and other African leaders designed to support the implementation of the brand objective of the African Union (AU) and its efforts to bring peace and development to the continent.

The former Heads of State are scheduled to visit Zambia on April 27th to 30th , 2019.

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    • Malanji is slow or is disrespected by Emmanuel Mwamba.
      Emmanuel informed everybody last week that those 6 ex-presidents reported to him.
      He even listed their names.


    • Mediocre reporting. WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN, WHERE, HOW,…these are the simple questions an intelligent journalist answers in his or her article. So who are the six former Heads of State ? Hello? Again mediocre reporting. Lusaka Times, get serious.


  1. Lungu will soon be a “former president ” too and he loves visiting Zambia in between his many foreign tours.



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