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Dr Kaunda’s body arrives in Choma

General News Dr Kaunda’s body arrives in Choma

Body of late first republican President Kenneth Kaunda has arrived in Choma district of Southern province to kick start the tour of the 10 provinces around country, ahead of his burial on July 7, 2021.

Dr Kaunda’s remains arrived in Choma aboard the Zambia Airforce helicopter which touched down at St Mawagali trades institute grounds at 11 hours and was then driven through the central business district were scores of Choma residents lined up the streets.

The body of the late President was accompanied by Deputy Secretary to cabinet in charge of Administration Patrick Kangwa while family members were led by Panji Kaunda.

The casket carry the body of Dr Kaunda has been placed at Choma’s independence stadium where the United Church of Zambia will lead the sermon.

Meanwhile some traditional leaders from across the province have arrived to bid farewell to Zambia’s founding father, Dr Kaunda.

And freedom fighters have hailed government for according the Zambian people chance to bid farewell to the late president.

Bernard Namula who spoke on behalf other freedom fighters thanked government for the opportunity to be the first to view the remains of Dr. Kaunda.

“We praise government and the Kaunda family for the opportunity to view the remains of the late president, as this history will remain indelible,” he said.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Again PF go ahead with this pointless ceremony against everyone’s wishes further decamping themselves.

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  2. CAN SOME F000LS EXPLAIN HOW A BODY UNDER REFRIGERATION WITH SIGNIFICANT TEMPRATURE CHANGES CAN LAST A 10 PROVINCE
    TOUR ???
    WAKE UP

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  3. This could have been done with the first president laying in state at his Chilenje home ( museum ), then broadcast on national television. It could also have been aired online. This is disrespectful and wrong. What’s wrong with the government?

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  4. Zambians loved KK….he was genuinely a good man and President for all Zambians…regardless of tribe,race,religion….Zambian Indians loved KK and UNIP…..MHSRIP

  5. Pointless when there is no actual body viewing but just viewing of the casket and that too from afar. More like entertainment than actually paying respect to the man.

  6. Only a foool would trust PF govt of Lungu telling you the casket has a corpse in it…these are just superspreader ceremonies, can you imagine that LCC just issued out 600 burial permits last week but Lazy Lungu is still playing his games.

  7. Its an honor to have KK casket in Choma. Some rituals we have to do them i guess. Though also respecting the Kaunda family. Let the people wave at the old man for the last time.

  8. There is also a large contingent of people travelling for ‘logistical’ purposes – meaning huge resources being spent

  9. Normal and decent people are mourning our president and reduced presence on LT.
    Fu.uls are busy arguing. Your actions are dishournering KK.
    Its sad he had to die during covid period, he deserved a galantly funeral, and a state bariel. This lonely, for a man of KK caliber.
    MHSRIP – Wamuyayaya, One Zambia One Nation and Tiyende Pamodzi reigns on forever !

  10. That’s how LPM was laid to rest he toured all ten provinces before burial… that’s how a body gets by except it’s embalmed

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