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KK to be buried on 7th July at Embassy Park, body to be flown across the country

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First President Kenneth Kaunda will be put to rest on 7th July 2021 at the presidential burial site at Embassy park in Lusaka,

Vice President Inonge Wina has announced at a news briefing.

Dr. Kaunda died on Thursday 17th July 2021 at Maina Soko Medical Centre in Lusaka.

Mrs. Wina announced that the bereaved family has requested that the remains of Dr. Kaunda should be taken to all the ten provinces across the country to enable Zambians pay their last respects.

Mrs. Wina said the official funeral service will be held at Lusaka’s Heroes stadium on 2nd July and the number of people in attendance will be restricted.

She said the provincial visits will start will Choma in Southern Province on 23rd June and end in Lusaka on 5th July.

Mrs.Wina said no physical body viewing will be conducted in line with the covid-19 guidelines and the proceeding will carried live on national television.

“There shall be no physical body viewing. There will be route lining as the procession passes through the provinces. Friday, 2nd July is the day for the state to accord the state funeral to be conducted at heroes stadium to allow for heads of state to bid farewell to Dr Kaunda,” Mrs Wina announced.

She added, “it’s the wish of the family that the remains of their father be taken round the country starting with Choma and ending with Lusaka. The former head of state will be put to rest at the presidential burial site at very private ceremony. The burial will be televised live on tv.”

Mrs Wina emphasized that no party regalia and flashing of party symbols will be permitted during the entire funeral of Dr. Kaunda.

29 COMMENTS

  1. AM I THE ONLY ONE THINKING THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE SAYING SOMETHING ??
    HAS HE BEEN CONFINED TO STATE HOUSE ?
    OR INCAPACITATED ??
    OR SEVERELY AILING ??

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    • Which president mudala? Do we have one? Are you talking about the collapsing expert who delegates ANYTHING and EVERYTHING about being president???

  2. You know there’s covid-19 and you want to fly the body around the country where people will be queuing up to pay their respects. Why can’t you just have the restricted ceremony at Hero’s stadium televised.

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  3. tikki – The country is on autopilot….there is no Head of State just a PF President its laughable that Lazy Lungu wants 5 more years when he can’t lead..this lazy chap can’t even manage a Primary school Tuckshop.

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  4. I CAN GUARANTEE YOU ALL IT WILL BE EMPTY COFFIN GOING AROUND THE COUNTRY
    WHILST HIS REMAINS WILL REMAIN SAFE IN LUSAKA

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  5. This is definitely good news. I was worried when I heard that Super Ken was going to be buried next to his wife Betty. KK is no longer the property of the Kaunda family, so they have very little say in how we wish to mourn him. There’s already confusion in Zimbabwe about Mugabe’s resting place. In future, he might be exhumed and be buried at a place befitting his status. I’m happy that Panji hasn’t complicated issues. We only had one Super Ken.

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  6. Wasting of resources and spreading covid, our thinking also, kwati balwele ba scrotal hernia

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  7. I am volunteering and working tirelessly to help with logistics of this important event. Can we have more people volunteering their services especially those in opposition. We have not received not even a single ngwee of donation from hh and his party. And yet they are at the fore front of using FATHER KKs death for their political games.

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  8. @tikki we leave talking for useless talkative under 5 like your hh. Our president is too busy working to ensure the father of the nation gets a good send off. Hh can cover the talking. Since that is the only thing he is good at.

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  9. Dr Kenneth David Kaunda will be the King of Embassy Park towering above all others buried there.

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  10. As founding President we should have found another befitting site to bury KK. Why bury him together with the “Other” Presidents when his contribution stands out?? Bury him at the site opposite the Freedom Statue, turn the place into a KK park, build a statue for the man etc Go to Nairobi and see where Jomo is resting.

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  11. KAIZER FACE FACTS THE PRESIDENT IS BEING CONFINED TO STATE HOUSE
    WHETHER VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY
    SO MANY IMPORTANT EVENTS GOING ON AND HIS SILENCE IS OUT OF ORDER
    FOR ALL WE KNOW GOD FORBID HES IN A COMA OR BEEN TOLD TO SHUT UP BY THE FACTION IN PF
    ANYWAY TALKING TO YOU IS REALLY A WASTE OF TIME AS MY BEST FRIEND KEEPS TELLING ME PRIVATELY
    DONT FEED THE TR000LL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. I don’t see the point of transporting his body around the whole country when there will be no body viewing. I am not even sure it was the family’s wish. Give ba mudala a dignified funeral in one place with restricted numbers, a body viewing and televised to the nation.

    On another note, I think there ought at least to be an explanation as to why ECL has not personally appeared to address the nation since the passing away of ba mudala.

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  13. Edgar China Lungu is silent because he is ashamed (and rightfully so) that his incompetent government did not provide KK with a vaccine dose. And now the first president is DEAD from Covid-19! And while KZ the UK based troll and imposter is working tirelessly to fill his own pockets, the rest of Zambia will quietly await August 12. PF: Lying about everything, not delivering anything!

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  14. If there is a head of state who deserves outmost respect out of the Presidents that we have had is Dr Kaunda. Can you accord him the utmost respect by letting him rest than taking the body round the country please. Can we find a better way of handling this, cant we use technology and televise all aspects pertaining to the build up to his burial. For me KK is too important to be troubled by taking him round the country.

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  15. At such a moment in time, is it not the president, and commander in chief who is supposed to address the nation and give these pronouncements? Where is the president when the country needs him most?

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  16. @tikki imwe naimwe ndimwe a imbwa sure!!! is it wrong for the president to delegate duties to his vice president or his executive assistant?? No wonder Kaiser Zulu insults you because muganizili kuma tako. you are the kinds of people, even in your family set up, who cannot delegate important roles to your wife restricting her to the kitchen.

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  17. If these bandits want to move KK’s body to all parts of Zambia. after making sure he dies of covid by not. Vaccinating him then what was the reason for burning campaigns? Someone needs to explain this. They are looking for a sympathy vote bamambala.

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  18. Not a good idea flying a dead body arround the country when COVID is raging…..minimise gatherings…..its COVID time…let KK rest in peace…no logic flying a coffin when there will be no body viewing….i think it will be an empty casket like they did during Michael Jackson’s funeral

  19. If the cross country trips came from Kaunda family, better they revisit the idea.
    The body will be beamed live on the silver screen from provincial headquarters. The same waves can actually broadcast from Lusaka.
    It is of no health value to move the casket about even if it would be empty. Still, pallbearers and local crew would be exposed to ailments.

  20. There are duties that a commander should never deligate. Clearly @African patriot you haven’t been following what’s been going on in the region. All presidents address their citizens in times of need and crisis. KK’s death was announced by the SA president who addressed his people and not his deputy or an assistant. That shows respect. When did the president ever address the nation? Zambia is in a crisis right now and he should show leadership and not hide from his people.

  21. @African Patriot
    YOU ARE TALKING WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF WHATS GOING ON IN THE PF
    THERE ARE DEFINITELY 2 FACTIONS WITHIN
    THE PRESIDENT HAS EVERY RIGHT TO DELEGATE NO PROBLEM THERE
    BUT HIS SILENCE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
    THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT FOR SURE
    DONT TALK ABOUT INSULTS YOUR KAIZER GETS 90% NEGATIVE VOTES
    SO REALLY WHAT ARE YOU ON ABOUT IWE

  22. Are we going to ask the Chinese to build a mausoleum for us? We are broke for a funeral like this. But we Zambians will want a grand funeral even if we will starve after that.

  23. @Harold Muna The PF are anti-media. by nature. Remember Sata never held a press conference because at a press conference you cant dictate what you want to say. Lungu is trying to imitate him. If the PF had their way they would imprison all independent media personnel and remain with the Politburo press that they control and then they would be offering press conferences everyday because they would know noone journalist will embarass them

  24. The greatest leader so far has fallen people in Zambia should show UNITY and speak one language ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION

  25. Dr. Kaunda died on Thursday 17th July 2021 at Maina Soko Medical Centre in Lusaka.
    17th of July???/
    are you sure???

  26. Please bury him next to his Wife . Mandela was buried in Qunu ,Eastern Cape and Moi was buried at his Farm in Nakuru , why cant we learn to diversify ? In the best place to bury KK was in Chinsali so that all of us can be flocking to Chinsali and pay respects from there. You have robbed Mwinelubemba of tourism attraction and recognition , and history in this case wont be complete.

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