Former Minister of Justice Given Lubinda has said that the late founding President Dr Kenneth Kaunda will be buried at the Presidential burial site.
Mr. Lubinda said that the proposed plan to lay the remains of the late Head of State at the Presidential site remains the same.
In a telephone interview today, the former Minister of Justice said that Dr Kaunda will be buried where other past Presidents are laying.
Mr Lubinda said that Mr Kaweche Kaunda has not been granted the injunction to stop the burial of the late President Dr. Kaunda at the Presidential site.
Mr Lubinda assured the public that the proposed burial site has not been changed.
“Yes Mr Kaweche Kaunda applied for the injunction but his not been granted, So the public may wish to know that His Excellency President Dr Kenneth Kaunda will be buried at the burial site tomorrow,” Mr Lubinda said.
Earlier today, Dr Kenneth Kaunda’s son, Kaweche and his siblings had dragged government to court over the decision by Cabinet Office to bury Dr Kaunda’s remains at Embassy Park.
Kaweche and his siblings who are represented by Simeza, Sangwa and Associates had cited the Secretary to the Cabinet as the respondent in his application for leave to commence Judicial Review proceedings.
They were seeking a declaration of the government’s decision that Dr Kaunda’s remains be surrendered to the family.
Kaweche contended that the decision made by Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Simon Miti to bury Dr Kaunda’s remains and thereafter be exhumed and reburied next to Dr Kaunda’s wife Betty in State Lodge in accordance with the wishes of Dr Kaunda is null and void for want of authority on the part of Dr Miti.
And in what capacity are you commenting on this matter. This is not a PF funeral but for the people of zambia. Let the Government through PS information issue statements. For now you’re as common as all of us.
I feel for my friends, having grown up with the older ones. Ba Tata can still be with ba Mayo, but at the Presidential Park. What it is, is that, Ba mayo was just waiting to finally be close to Ba Tata, as she watched over him over the years.
Mr Editor, flag this comment to the Colonel.
Mwana Panji, present this as a compromise. Consultant, support me with this, talk to your elder brother.
You are right Badala, but also mistaken. We are on the same side. The court’s decision is by way, in keeping with the Common law,
I was around the family before you were born. I have ‘locus standi’ in this matter.
Who is PF by the way?
His Excellency will be buried? Excellency after death or while alive?
Give them the body and let them take both their mother and father to Shambalakale farm in Chinsali.
They can reposses Kaunda and govt reposses the house that was built for Kaunda at State Lodge
KK told us that he would retire as president to his village in Chinsali at Shambalakale farm, whose homestead was built in 1971; Kapasa Makasa’s and Simon Kapwepwe’s farmhouses are the conspicuous neighbours.
Instead, KK chose to settle down in Lusaka after he himself know how stately he is. He deserves a presidential site, Embassy Park. In fact it is now politicised looking at who the Kaunda family has hired as solicitor: Sangwa of all the people!
Kaunda donated the land where State Lodge sits today to government because he did not want to settle in Lusaka on retirement. Chinsali was preferred by Northern freedom fighters. When tides shifted he changed his mind to remain in Lusaka until his death. Kaunda is not a personal property, but government. Even if UPND was in power today, they would also have buried him at Embassy where all other presidents lie.
Dr Kaunda, still controversial even in death. First of all, he was tricked to renounce Malawian citizenship which he never had. Now, the man who was head of State never wrote a legal will as to where he should be buried. What else is coming? The children and grandchildren fighting over his house?
Why is Lubinda talking for government when he is no longer a minister?
Like others are asking, why is he commenting on this issue? Why must we be so lawlessness?
Allow KK family to mourn in peace, why must everything be politicised?
The problem with this regime is, they don’t want to be challenged.
Don’t bury KK at embassy park against his wish.
This PF of Lazy Lungu is something else…surely in what capacity is Lubinda speaking as? Why is he even commenting? Whether granted or not…respect the wishes of KK and his family you thugs
Thank you learned minister for keeping the nation informed with facts not that upnd gossip which is doing the rounds. This is the official message from government. Everything else is just in hh head
Government is pathetic ,how can they not respect someone’s wishes?
Sangwa again just trying to chew money greedy lawyer even when he knows he won’t win the case…theiving Bandit Lawyer….let KK rest please stop your nonsense have some respect for the dead…..you just see money in everything Makaka Lawyer….and the KK family please note that KK was not a commoner like you Kaweche and dunderhead Panj ….trying to bring Politics in everything
Really laughable…the UK based troll/impostor calling someone with a Diploma in Agriculture Science from NRDC speaking on very sensitive legal issues learned.
That’s it! Nail in coffin… tomorrow is burial of PF.
Lubinda is PF presidential campaign manager, why is controlling courts? This is contempt at its highest… PF are fuuuls, ministers continues to work, again?
Imputti isula… taibula kubwekeshapo.
WHEN IT SUITS THE KK FAMILY, KK IS GOVERNMENT PROPERTY, OTHERWISE KK IS THEIR PROPERTY.
THIS UNFORTUNATELY SOUNDS VERY SELFISH ON THE PART OF KK’s FAMILY. IT IS CALLED THE VIP SYNDROME.
MAY KK RIP
KK is in the state’s hands,mind u that man was president and that still stands,so the man gotta be burried where other presidents are burried period! Upnd why do u always want to oppose straight forward issues ai?
Fourth time, my question remains: What is the point?
And where is the shameless corrupt president Edgar China Lungu? Keeping quiet and hiding behind misleading quotes from the bible? This guy can’t lead on anything! He has fcuked up the economy, he has diminished the KWACHA and now he is even dividing KK’s family! What a disgrace! And the world is shaking their heads in disbelief!
PURE AND SIMPLY OUR AFRICAN POLITICS
THERE IS NO NORM
Tarino and you with your “degrees” what have you achieved? Mr lubinda proves that you don’t need to have masters and other degrees to be wise and intelligent. Mr lubinda has more intelligence in his pinky finger than all upnd members put together.
LUBINDA KIKI A POLITICAL ST00GE GOING WAY BACK
HE SO CLOSED TO THE GROUND HE CANT SEE WHAT GOING ON
TELL HIM TO GET PLATFORM SHOES LIKE CHILUBA
PF has no respect, for the living or the dead! …
In what capacity is Given Lubinda is commenting on the Kaweche Kaunda court injunction? What is obtaining as at now is that there is no Cabinet in place and everything should be coming from the Secretary to the Cabinet and his PS’s. There is still a lot these guys are doing outside the law. The other day we heard some former Minister had a Birth Day message from some cops. Of all the things worse people are being taken granted. In which capacity is Given Lubinda commenting on the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda burial arrangements? In the same vain we would like to know why there were no police representatives at the burial of late Winter Kabwiku at Leopards Hill Memorial Park? Home Affairs PS Masiye Banda owe the nation an explaination. Its well known fact that the late Winter Kabwiku’s wife…
We know of some people who when their parent sends them to collect money on their behalf from a friendly party…they take this money and use it…we also know those who wish to hold the state at ransom demanding money in order to accept what it only reasonable.., and then we know they speak after being given candy….let the oldman rest dont make his body a pingpong ball….worrr not his soul is at rest….
I don’t understand anything. Buried then reburied. What is it?
Ba PF gov’t former minister of injustice what is your interest. How is it your business?
The fool is the reporter who called to speak to Lubinda about the matter..we are told that he responded in a telephone interview
The f00! is the reporter who called to speak to Lubinda on the matter
Kaweche wants to be charging money to visitors to kaunda’s grave. Let him just sit down banadya kudala. Kaunda is zambia’s property and not the children’s alone. Even exchuming the body should not happen. Selfish chap.
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