The body of First President Kenneth Kaunda has arrived back in Lusaka from Kasama, Northern Province.
The Zambia Airforce plane carrying the casket of Dr Kaunda touched down at City Airport in Lusaka at about 16:13 hrs.
Dr Kaunda’s body was accompanied by his son Panji , and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet in charge of Smart Zambia Institute, Martin Mtonga.
Dr Kaunda’s body was flown to Kasama, Northern Province for people in the region to pay their last respects to him, as the country’s founding father and First President. .
Dr Kaunda’s body has since been taken to Maina Soko Medical Centre in readiness for the ceremonial State funeral on Friday July 2, at the Lusaka Show grounds.
African and World leaders and other personalities are expected to pay their last respects to Dr Kaunda at the Lusaka Show grounds.
The international community has always revered Dr Kaunda as an international statesman, Pan Africanist and Africa’s last liberation leader.
Dr Kaunda died on June 17, aged 97, after a short illness.
He will be buried on July 7, at the Presidential burial site at Lusaka’s Embassy Park.
He was indeed a great man whose life is worth remembering. KK has left huge foot prints on the surface of the Republic of Zambia and Africa at large. He ruled Zambia during difficult times when Zambia was surrounded by hostile regimes south of Zambezi river, South East by Mozambique, East by Hostile Malawi then and North by another unstable Zaire now DR Congo and West by Angola apart from Tanzania. I still remember how schools and clinics sprang up near each Chief’s palace and secondary schools in each district and provincial centers connected to national grid It was huge development taking place all over the country no part of the country was left behind. Not what we are seeing today selective development and people standing on hill tops we have done this and that as though those…
Looks like they’re bringing it back to Lusaka for more embalming…more embalming fluid…why are they troubling the old man….Just adding more formaldehyde in his body when he is suppose to rest….
Welcome back father of nation. We will miss you so much once you put to rest. God bless you and Zambia.
“African and World leaders and other personalities are expected to pay their last respects to Dr Kaunda at the Lusaka Show grounds.” LT
Look at the children in the picture above, Who does that.
International community would you do this in your own countries?
# 2 Kaizar Zulu
June 30, 2021 At 7:01 pm
” …….. We will miss you so much once you put to rest. God bless you and Zambia….”
Looks like they would rather have the old man being dragged around then put to rest for them to milk maximum sympathy and deflect attention……
Spaka don’t be jealous of KK. We will also give HH same type of funeral when he passes away.
The only difference will be that his body will only be taken around all the towns and villages in southern province.
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