Vice President Inonge Wina has sternly warned all political party cadres that in order to respect late First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda’s legacy, no party regalia or party symbols of any kind, including party-branded facemasks, will be allowed during the mourning period.
Speaking today when she announced the burial program, Mrs Wina further cautioned that in order to accord the late Founding Father respect and dignity, and while showing love and support to the family, with strict compliance to the COVID-19 health guidelines, no physical body viewing will be done.
The Vice President explained that the proceedings will be televised live on the national broadcaster, on social media and on radio, for the millions of Zambians to follow, in order to avoid mass gatherings.
Mrs Wina said President Edgar Lungu has reiterated the need for the country to mourn its Founding Father with dignity, respect and calm, deserving of the great man he was.
The remains of late First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda will be taken to all the 10 provinces of Zambia, in honour of the first family’s wish.
Mrs Wina said the programme for the regional visits will begin with Choma district in Southern Province on Wednesday June 23rd 2021, and end with Lusaka Province on Monday, July 5th 2021.
Mrs Wina also revealed that the programme for the provincial visits, which will be conducted in the ten provincial capitals, will be availed to the general public in due course.
She noted that in all the ten provincial capitals, a short Church ceremony will be conducted by the military personnel, in conjunction with the United Church of Zambia (UCZ), to which the late Dr. Kaunda belonged.
The Vice President emphasized that physical attendance to the provincial Church gatherings will be extremely limited and short in nature.
President Edgar Lungu declared a 21 day mourning period for late First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda who was born on April 28th, 1924, and died on June 17, 2021 at the age of 97.
Dr Kaunda will be put to rest on Wednesday July 7th 2021, at a very private ceremony for family and selected invited mourners, to be held at the Presidential burial site in Lusaka.
I DOUBT IT
In the year Zambia lost its first republican president, Bally became president.
Same movie has that of 2011,but different actors.
Do you understand,or should I continue?
I am waiting for an official statement from the shameless PF government, that they are responsible for NOT giving a vaccine dose to the first president, and that he therefore died of Covid-19. PF: Lying about everything, not delivering anything!
OBVIUOSLY PF LYING ABOUT EVERYTHING
BUT THE CHAP IS DEAD NOW SO LETS MOVE ON TO WHY THE PRESIDENT
IS HIDING WHEN HE SHOULD BE RIGHT AT THE FORE
Is everything okay in Zambia? This is actually not constitutional. You have to use words like “discouraged” or that it is not allowed. Frankly, PF have no respect for laws so they believe they can make them.
In which capacity does she speak on this one? And where’s bosale?
Whats the point of flying his body around if we are trying to avoid gatherings?
This just goes to show how much of a volatile environment the PF and its cadres have created..I do believe this ban is unconstitutional and the government has no right to enforce it
I have no issue with taking our our beloved KK to the provincial capitals as long as Covid measures are followed. A drive through in the key towns will also accord Zambians an opportunity to say bye, safely in the open.
My only issue is on the burial site. You don’t bury your founding father together with other presidents. We have to find a special location for his burial site, some people are suggesting the site near the Freedom Statue.
I GUARANTEE YOU PF PARTY REGALIA WILL BE THERE
Still trying to comprehend the rationale of moving Dr Kaunda’s body to all provinicial capitals in the midst of heightened covid caes, please let the old man rest. Government should not get evertything the family demands.
Those f00Is in upnd have already been politicising the death of our father. They will rot in hell for this
PF are good as wasting money. They have seen an opportunity to campaign under the disguise of national mourning.
They are seeking a sympathy vote, they want to use the same trick they used during the late sata’s funeral.
These no sense whatsoever in parading the late in all 10 provinces especially when the masses won’t have a chance to do body viewing coz of COvid 19.
I hope pf will bank roll this exercise coz this is a pf program.
This is how much PF has eroded the civility in our society…even dress code has to be emphasised because PF leaders are unsure what their cadres ( monsters they have created) will do its like someone who has Apex predators like hyenas for guard dogs you just dont know what mood they may wake in!
Wishes of the family! I hope they will help us pay for the expenses of flying their copse all over the country. We need money for COVID-19 vaccine.
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