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Grey Zulu dies at 96

General News Grey Zulu dies at 96

Former Secretary General of UNIP and Veteran Politician Grey Zulu has died. Mr. Zulu 96, died at his home in Lusaka on Sunday after a long illness.

Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti confirmed the death to ZNBC News in a statement.

Mr. Zulu served in various ministerial positions in the government of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda.

Among the positions he held were Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of transport and works, Minister of Mines and Corporatives, Minister of Home Affairs and Defence.

And President Edgar Lungu has received the death of Mr Zulu with shock and has conveyed his message of condolence to the family.

Dr Miti says the funeral is been held at his farm number 396A Grey Zulu Road in Makeni.

Dr Miti has also advised members of the public that in the wake of the escalating COVID 19 cases, attendance to the funeral remains restricted to only close family members and selected senior government officials.

42 COMMENTS

  1. It was a life well-lived. After his party UNIP was soundly beaten in 1991, he left government quietly to go into retirement where he never-again issued a public statement for or against the government of the day. He wrote a memior as his last word to the younger generation in which he reveals all. They no longer come like Grey Zulu these days, politicians from Eastern province. Rest in peace AGZ, Alexander Grey Zulu.

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  2. so,sad indeed.mysrip.96 is a good age.these ones lived longer cz they respected human life. not what this so called kz riff raff no respect for the human being.he will never reach that age cz he has no fear of peoples things.

  3. To LT editors, I know everything going on on my number. The same technology being deployed to follow me is alerting me to wht else is happening.

  4. Gile waluta… without receiving his retirement benefits. Shame on this country and how it mistreats senior citizens and when they are gone, we start making hypocritical speeches during their funerals and telling all I imaginable lies! Shame on MMD, Shame on PF for not giving these gallant men and women their dues! As for Gile, You have fought a good fight and left a good example to us. Go well comrade!

  5. Rest in power my father, mentor and light. I will continue to use your wise advice to lead my life. It’s because of you that I am where I am. I have lost 2 close people within weeks. I am really low and feel so lost.

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  6. Rest in power my father, mentor and light. I will continue to use your wise advice to lead my life. It’s because of you that I am where I am. I have lost 2 close people within weeks. I am really low and feel so lost. What is point of life

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  7. Like his friends Grey .A. Zulu valued service to mankind above riches . How i wish the likes of Bowman C Lusambo could learn at least this one thing ; Politics is all about Service to fellow Citizens . Its never about how much un explained wealth you acquire. Grey Zulu , you gave us your best .You were honest , committed and faithful to your Nation. You desired only the best for your country. Yes you were not a saint and made a lot of mistakes . You acknowledged your mistakes and gave those that came after you their space to do their job in peace. We will not see the likes of Grey Zulu again but this we will remember: they loved this country across tribe and region . In their eyes we were never LOZI/BEMBA/NGONI/TONGA/KAONDE/LUVALE /LUNDA. Yes we were simply Zambians . They taught us to…

  8. I am currently in discussions with cabinet to look into a state funeral with a period of national mourning for my father. Details coming soon

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  9. KZ, Grey Zulu can never be you mentor…..it’s like a masuku tree calling an apple tree its mentor. The product of your character and grandpa Zulu’s are totally different….

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  10. KZ, Grey Zulu can never be a mentor to you and ECL, it will be like a masuku tree calling an apple tree its mentor. The fruits of both trees are totally different and so are yours and grandpa Zulu’s characters…..In fact very few, if any of the current members of cabinet including the president himself, would cut it in KK’s cabinet or leadership team. Rest well sir, leaders that put country before self are now disappearing like morning mist amidst a rising sun…..

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  11. Marabo, how many in the first cabinet are still alive, u ask. It’s only Kenneth Kaunda, Sikota Wina and Aaron Milner now remaining. I was looking at their picture the other day and said to myself that they did their best given that very few had a decent education. Whn u consider that there’s no manual to post-colonial nation-building, then u understand that they did well. Challenges were there that could hv easily torn Zambia apart as Sikota Wina has very kindly told us in his memoir THE NIGHT WITHOUT A PRESIDENT. But they managed to deal with them, didn’t they? That’s why we are here remembering wht they did for us and inquiring into it with the benefit of hindsight and social science literature on post-colonial states. They had no such benefit and just had to muddle their way as…

  12. Uwakwinaso you are a nobody who has attained nothing. You will amount to nothing with your jealousy and hatred. I have many mentors and mingle with some of the greatest minds in this country. You are just a diasporan who is angry at us for your own personal failures. Get a grip

  13. Uwakwinaso you are a nobody who has attained nothing. You will amount to nothing with your jealousy and hatred. I have many mentors and mingle with some of the greatest minds in this country. You are just a diasporan who is angry at us for your own personal failures. Get a grip. Kaizar

  14. Uwakwinaso you are a nobody who has attained nothing. You will amount to nothing with your jealousy and hatred. I have many mentors and mingle with some of the greatest minds in this country. You are just a diasporan who is angry at us for your own personal failures. Get a grip. Kaizar Zulu who is in mourning.

    Please can you all show some respect

  15. @nostra what you talking about? This is about my father grey Zulu. What has lusambo and kaunda family got to do with anything? What are you guys consuming there in diaspora

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  16. @nostra what you talking about? This is about my father grey Zulu. What has lusambo and kaunda family got to do with anything? What are you guys consuming there in diaspora. Stay off the drugs. Kz

  17. @nostra what you talking about? This is about my father grey Zulu. What has lusambo and kaunda family got to do with anything? What are you guys consuming there in diaspora. Stay off the drugs. Kaizar z

  18. Kaizar Zulu, Lusambo and Lungu are abusing our veteran founding fathers. Kaizar is so corrupt and has dehumanized Zambians with impunity as a law in himself records exists. Lusambo last week insulted children of KK that they are poor because did not steal enough, not even K2 million as pocket money. Lungu puts his hat on Grey Zulu’s head who is not even aware of it – taunting dying in poverty. Bad Karma

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  19. Go well Sir. Great son of the soil. We shall definitely find you. It’s just that you had to go first. Your life has been exemplary. MYSRIP

  20. Lusaka Times what is wrong with you? The Country is approaching the end of the line of Founding Fathers and all you can say is “he served in various Ministerial positions”. Grey Zulu is the longest serving Vice President of Zambia. He was one of the founding fathers of our country. He was the Minister of Transport and Works in the first Cabinet of Zambia. He was one of the few who actually believed in Socialism. He knew how to carry power lightly. He was utterly incorruptible. He served selflessly. He lived a modest life after serving in such high positions. Zambia in its characteristic nature never gave him any recognition. It was the same for Mainza Chona and for Munukayambwa Sipalo. We should as a nation learn to honour those of our citizens who serve their country well. Go well…

  21. Sure Mr Grey Zulu goin without Named him any Road here in Zambia sure even One Tollgate Mwebenika amashina ati shani apo?

  22. This is indeed very sad news , my sincere condolences ,
    My prayers and thoughts also go to the family MYSRIP ,
    You served our Country with honour
    Go well

  23. Mr Rabbison M. Chongo, let me differ slightly. The late Grey Zulu was honoured by KK himself. So Zambia has recognized his contribution. We hv a big problem of giving decent pensions not just to former leaders but just about everyone else except retired presidents and judges. It’s not just former leaders who deserve decent pensions but all of us; ex-military leaders and those who served under them, ex-miners , ex-teachers, well everyone. Late Zulu will get a state funeral, wht about ex-permanent secretaries? Is a comfortable retirement only for politicians?

  24. Of course UNIP made some mistakes, but compared to the current lot, the Grey Zulu’s of this world and his comrades were angels. Even in tight times in the early years, the emphasis was service to the people, ‘One Zambia One Nation’ and free health and education for all as the basis for human development. We have really changed as a nation – with serpents at the helm

  25. Thanks @Robbison M Chongo still remember you in my secondary school days, you were following footsteps of great Grey Zulu, continue reminding Zambians of these selfless leaders Zambia had.

  26. Given the current political environment, many may not be aware Zambia has had true servants of the people in politics. Mr Chongo you are one of those who served the Country in the manner in which you have described Mr Zulu. Never chased cabinet positions by changing political parties! Long live genuine political convictions. Still remember our time at Imperial College

  27. No matter what government does in Grey Zulu’s honor in this period of mourning his passing, it’s of no consequence to him or family for the help the icon needed was never accorded! That’s how mediocre Zambian politics degenerated into post UNIP governance! Surely hearts of sorrow from the genuine will pour out to the Zulu family with prayers and praise for his service to the country! Let’s not overlook that KK the father of the nation is hurting too with this sad news for Grey Zulu was a pillar among those that held the nation together dedicated to service, MHSRIP.

  28. I remember him when he came live on ZNBC after the failed attempted coup to reassure the nation.
    We used call him Mr. Aloso for how pronounced the word.

  29. State house has announced that Lungu will be represented by his Prime Minister Lusambo at Grey Zulu’s funeral

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