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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Opposition commended for suspending election campaigns to mourn KK

Headlines Opposition commended for suspending election campaigns to mourn KK

The family of First President Kenneth Kaunda has thanked opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) for suspending its election campaign for the August 12 general elections.

Dr Kaunda’s son Kaweche Kaunda said the suspension of the campaigns shows mark of respect for Dr Kaunda following his death.

Mr Kaunda said this when UPND President Hakainde Hichilema visited the funeral house today.

Mr Hakainde was accompanied by his running mate Mutale Nalumango and leaders from 10 political parties from the Zambia Opposition Alliance.

Among them were Movement for Democratic Change leader Felix Mutati, ADD President Charles Milupi and Kelvin Fube.

Mr Hichilema has since urged political parties and other players to emulate Dr Kaunda’s leadership.

He said Dr Kaunda was a great leader who integrated Zambians with values of love, peace, unity under the maxim of One Zambia One Nation.

The UPND leader said Dr Kaunda has left valuable lessons for political players to emulate in serving Zambians.

In his message of condolences Mr Hichilema expressed optimism that Dr Kaunda’s legacy will live on.

“May his soul rest in peace as we know his legacy will live on” reads Mr Hichilema’s message.

21 COMMENTS

  1. But their supporters have continued to use social media to politicise kks death and criticise ECL

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  2. OF COURSE WE HAVE
    THIS GOVERNMENT DOESN’ T KNOW WHAT FAIR PLAY IS
    THIS 21 DAYS IS PURELY A CONVIENENCE FOR PF TO HINDER FURTHER GAINS BY THE OPOSISTION
    WE NOT DULL ANY MORE WE’VE SEEN YOUR DIRTY TACTICS BEFORE

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  3. You would have expected Lungu to have addressed the nation before the whole world at large did. Every president and diplomat passed on their condolences even before government made their announcements via a clerk at state House.

    The calibre of leaders these days compared to KK is very low.

    We will truly remember KK as the president that never stole from his people.

    How will we remember Lungu?

    Vote wisely.

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  4. PF STILL CAMPAIGNING IN KITWE NDOLA AND KABWE AND PRESUMABLY ELSEWHERE
    YET POLICE DO NOTHING JUST WAVE£ THEM ON
    ITS BE SASD BEFORE THIS 21 DAYS IS JUST TO DENY OPPOSITION THE OPPURTUNITY TO CAMPAIGN
    PF HAS NO RESPOECT FOR THE 21 DAYS
    PF OUT FOR SURE

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  5. In every race the dead are always respected.
    Whatever difference we can have but we have to get together to mourn the dead together.

  6. Contrast HH speech with ECL speech which were provided under the same circumstances after visiting the Kaunda family !!!
    HH says emphasizes on learning from KK and emulate him, ECL emphasizes on Opposition to stop violence…total contrast, and this tells alot about the two men.
    I guess its the reason why ECL wouldnt want to have face to face presidential debate.

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  7. The choice of a National Mourning for KK for 21 days is suspicious given that we are in the 90 day Campaign Period. Lets hope ECL and ECZ are not going to ban Campaigning for 21 days? Surely soon after burial of KK Political Parties should be allowed to resume their Election Campaigns. We heard that PF and UPND Alliance on the CB have entered into Agreement which will ensure peaceful Campaigns by the two Parties. Why doesn’t ECL enter into a similar arrangement with HH so that this arrangement is National? We hope PF Cadres, Commanders and Generals will stop interfering with UPND Campaigns and Road Shows. KK wanted Zambians to unite and live in peace. To honour Kk’s legacy PF Cadres, Militias and Vigilantes should stop interfering with UPND Alliance Campaigns and Road…

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  8. THE PRESIDENT CANT EVEN SPEAK TO THE NATION SO HOW CAN YOU EXPECT HIM TO COME TO A NATIONAL DEBATE
    ALSO DUE TO HIS CONTUNUED SILENCE ON MOST ISSUES IS HE EVEN INCHARGE ???
    THE SPLIT IN PF IS START TO BECOME MORE VISIBLE NOW

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  9. KK’s legacy to live on it is important for the next parliament to make KK’s birth date a national holiday in his honor. Many countries have national day’s named after their heroes and KK is much more than just a hero but history of Zambia foundation! Thus let Zambia have Kenneth Buchizya Kaunda Day!

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  10. Yes KK had very strong points and qualified to be a great leader. Totally believed in quality education, hospitals, tribal balancing and discipline in government. A very gifted communicator , would talk for hours explaining government policies and disappointments.

    Now this ECL behaves like a Manchurian candidate – does not talk to the nation except through his cadres and destruction. Strange man indeed!

  11. The PF Govt declared 21 days of National Mourning for KK but are they continuing with their Election Campaigns? They are so desperate. With the Hard Economy, PF Corruption, Gassing, PF Cadreism, Lawlessness, Third Term imposition etc ECL and PF “ku wire”. People have already made up their minds. HH and UPND Alliance ku State House on August 12 without fail. The writing is on the wall.

  12. And yet the hypocrite troll uses this forum to politicize KK’s death while accusing others of the same.Fuseke you stinky KZ troll.

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  13. We mourn your passing father.
    Your legacy lives on,
    You have left footprints in the sands of time,
    which will be hard to erase.
    The death of every man is always indeed untimely,
    When would your death have been timely?
    We mourn your passing, Zambia mourns your passing, Africa mourns your passing.
    You were among the greats of this continent,
    You were with Sir Tseretse Khama, Neson Mandela, Mwarimu Nyerere, King Sobhuza and many others,
    You said you wanted Africa to be free from Cape to Cairo. And now it is.
    You walked your talk. The world mourns, sceptics, foes and friends mourn.
    We love you Dad.
    Rest in eternal peace.

  14. Zambia : President Lungu urges political players to emulate late KK
    Date:June 19, 2021. Credit: #lusakatimes
    Speaking in an interview at Dr. Kaunda’s funeral house, President Lungu said that it was a turning point for the country especially when various political players are competing for political leadership ahead of the 2021 general
    President Lungu indicated that politicians need to turn to God for guidance and move in the right direction.
    “…. [KK] meant a unit of love and peace in the country. So those of us that aspire to lead the country, let us emulate him,” President Lungu indicated.
    He added that the only way to mourn Dr. Kaunda was to emulate him by picking a few things from his [KK’s] leadership and life.
    President Lungu said that it was a turning point for the…

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  15. .. Continued
    President Lungu said that it was a turning point for the country especially when various political players are competing for political leadership ahead of the 2021 general elections.

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  16. It looks like both opposition and ruling parties are all mirroring this inspirational centenarian. Commitment and selflessness are paramount as they strive to foster peace as exemplified by KK.

  17. Does national mourning mean all business must come to a standstill? For sure it is not a public holiday.

  18. UPND Alliance should not be duped into failing into the PF trap 21 day national mourning in honor of Super Ken our First Republican President is a good idea but the UPND Alliance should not sleep because the PF are busy effectively campaigning under the pretex of inspecting on going projects. This period will spill into the first week of July and by then restarting the silent campaign will have the good will and gained momentum among would be voters swing back to the Mighty PF. I am urging the UPND Alliance leadership not to relax but be on top of things otherwise they will have themselves to lame and should not take the unexpected raising popularity for granted. In fact they should not forget that PF desperation to retain power at all cost than they were in 2016. KBF knows the PF very…

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