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Late First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda believed in Peace and Co-Existence-Wina

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REPUBLICAN Vice-President Inonge Mutukwa Wina has said that Zambians were remembering late First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda because they considered him as the ‘leader who made their country and created a nation’.

Mrs Wina said this was because Dr. Kaunda was a man who did not only preach peace but believed in it and the peace in co-existence.

Her Honour the Vice-president said this when she featured a live virtual interview on BBC’s Focus on Africa television program with Lukwesa Burak last evening.

She said that Dr Kaunda who had been considered a father of the nation since independence was a tough leader who was very kind and hard working at the same time.

“He wanted all government officials to behave and act as he did. He never touched alcohol and he would not take kindly to any of his officials who were fond of the bottle during work times,” Mrs Wina recalled.

She said that the late president was a believer in christianity and his early upbringing had a strong bearing on his outlook to life.

“As you know his parents were christians missionaries hence he had strong values in his modest lifestyle,” Mrs Wina added.

And when asked about his wish of being laid next to his late wife Betty Kaunda, Her Honour the Vice-president disclosed that negotiations were still ongoing between the government and the family and a conclusion was yet to be reached.

“The issue of the burial site is being looked into and some discussions between the Kaunda family and the government are still taking place as family had always been engaged since the demise of Dr. Kaunda,” Mrs Wina revealed.

And Mrs Wina said that Dr Kaunda never believed in tribalism and he had been preaching against it throughout his tenure of office and even after.

She informed the interview thay the current situation in the country was that tribalism was not really there in Zambia.

“Tribalism is only being promoted by some politicians who want to use tribe as a leverage to get more votes from their regions and this is something that every leader in Zambia is fighting against,” she said.

She has since advised that to ensure that the nation held free and fair elections, there was need to avoid tribal sentiments and hate speeches.

She added that the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) was taking a firm stance in ensuring that next month’s elections are free and fair.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Madam Wina if KK believed in Peace and Co-Existence, why has PF your party, become dehumanisers of the Tonga people especially from known & shameless Bemba tribalists?

  2. He was God fearing and patriotic just like the pf. Tikki aka tarino if you tried of our patriotic article then fcuk off to Zambia watchdog where you can chat about hh with your fellow fagg0ts

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  3. Wise words. She has nothing to lose at he age. These are people who fought for the very freedom we are at risk of loosing due to a few selfish individuals. PF and UPND missed a massive opportunity to unify the country. I hope peace loving Zambians can see through these two polical parties and vote an alternative. They have set a very bad precedent with elections going forward.

  4. Please let this be over so people can move on with their lives…..people are struggling to make ends meet and i think it’s about time KK is put to rest so poor Zambia can continue scraping through dump sites looking for food….KK this…KK that….come on now……enough is enough

  5. @Anonymous KK was Zambia and Zambia is KK. You will never take that away from him unless you and your cohorts are in a rush to rename the country. What you’re experiencing is a sign of a true legend, the stuff that made others dislike the man out of jealousy and envy. We shall miss him dearly. After this, we shall find out the real men and women from the boys and girls.

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  6. HE WAS THE FOUNDING FATHER THAT IS IRRIVERSEABLE
    AND HE WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA
    THAT CAN NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY AND IT IS RECORDED IN HISTORY
    BUT THAT IS IT

  7. KK was the founding father for sure. But why don’t I hear anybody talk about the food shortages, the absolute hunger conditions? I’m old enough to remember, id!ots like KZ were not even swimming in his father’s d!ck at the time! Let’s remember KK for the good things, let’s not forget the not so good things!

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  8. Busy prasing KK without shame this old hen Bo Inonge…what do you believe in yourself? Do you believe in peace and co-existence with the opposition? One more month for this grandma to go…she is a disgrace 80 years old and she lies everyday. She is a selfish wicked woman with no love for the children of Zambia.

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  9. The PF don’t like Panji Kaunda over the issue of the now finished Tasila grabbing land in Eastern province.

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  10. Food shortages…..coca cola was only for the rich…cooking oil and butter used to come from Zimbabwe even washing powder…

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  11. WE ALL KNOW WHAT KAUNDA DID TO THIS COUNTRY
    BUT HE HAS PASSED NOW LET HIM RIP
    DONT LISTEN TO THE PF THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO GANER SUPPORT
    BUT WE ALL KNOW THE OUT COME OF THIS
    BRING ON AUGUST

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  12. All men are created equal,

    “He wanted all government officials to behave and act as he did. He never touched alcohol and he would not take kindly to any of his officials who were fond of the bottle during work times,” Mrs Wina recalled.”-LT

    “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,-That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such”

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