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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Memorial Service and Burial Programme for Dr Kaunda gets underway

Kenneth Kaunda Memorial Service and Burial Programme for Dr Kaunda gets underway

The Memorial Service and Burial Programme for the late First Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and Zambia’s Founding President, His Excellency Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda is underway here at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka.

In attendance are; His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu accompanied by the First Lady, Mama Esther Lungu, former President, His Excellency Rupiah Bwezani Banda, former Vice President, Dr. Guy Scott and the Kaunda family.

Opposition leaders led by Hakainde Hichilema and Felix Mutati are also in attendance.

Late Dr Kenneth Kaunda's first Son Panji Kaunda at his Father's Funeral Service
Late Dr Kenneth Kaunda’s first Son Panji Kaunda at his Father’s Funeral Service

Zambia 's Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba attending the Funeral Service
Zambia ‘s Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba attending the Funeral Service

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema together with Felix Mutati attending the Funeral Service of Dr Kaunda
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema together with Felix Mutati attending the Funeral Service of Dr Kaunda

President Lungu meeting Former Rebublican President Rupiah Banda at the Funeral Service of Dr Kenneth Kaunda
President Lungu meeting Former Rebublican President Rupiah Banda at the Funeral Service of Dr Kenneth Kaunda

28 COMMENTS

  1. Senior govt officials at Cabinet office should up their game when it comes to handling national issues. How did they allow some of the Dr. Kaunda’s children change posts on the choice of burial place for SUPER KEN? Do these Kaunda children really appreciate the effort govt has made and the cost to the taxpayers?

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  2. PLEASE DONT LISTEN TO THE TR000LL KZ WHEN HE TRIES TO TELL US IT WAS HARD WORK ORGANISING THIS
    AND ONCE AGAIN HE SHED BUCKETS AND LOST 30KGS THROUGH GRIEF
    HE CAN BE READ LIKE A BOOK NOW

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  3. LT you should have taken HHs picture also. I saw him at Cathedral on TV otherwise we will start hearing that he did not receive his huge well deserve invitation letter.

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  4. I thought there was not going to be any campaigning by PF, but this is just that! And Edgar China Lungu has achieved his goal: a divided Kaunda family! Shame on you! And the world is looking on in bewilderment!

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  5. Where is the cry baby? is he doing another makaveli? We want to see him walk shoulder to shoulder with his counterpart. Infact, I would like to see all aspiring leaders walk side by side whether they hate each other or not.

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  6. FutureZed
    YOU ARE MAD
    WALK WITH PEOPLE OF YOUR SAME INTELLECT AND MORALS
    HONRABLES ONE SIDE L000TERS THE OTHER WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE

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  7. Very emotional funeral. I failed to walk back to my car due to weakness. I cannot still believe that my mentor and father KK is no more. As a patriot I can only thank him for his sacrifices..

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  8. “So, let us not be blind to our differences–but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”
    John F. Kennedy

  9. And where is the half baked Lawyer Sangwa who can’t even understand the basic and simplest Legal issues….just trying to mislead people all the time and he should be ashamed of himself. …always trying hard to sound like he knows Law and yet he knows nothing

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  10. Stop lying, if you were trully in Zambia, and involved as you try to fuul everyone here, why dont we see a picture of you at the scene where things are happenig?
    It seems you have believed your own lies.

  11. @ Kaizar

    If you failed to walk back to your car due to weakness, as you write,
    I assume you are still sitting in church.
    Are you?

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  12. @Tikki, you are simply a child full of sadness. Your hatred only makes other stronger. You are what Zambians should never aspire to be. Stop acting like a miserable worm and start loving yourself a little before regurgitating your hate for others. Even in world war, some soldiers on opposing sides found time to drop their guns and played football together before going back to their camps and continued with the fight. Would you even know what intellect looked like if presented on a silver plate for you?

  13. You will never see a picture of KZ troll from the UK, after all he is in UK! I do believe he is crying though: after August 12 his boss Edgar China Lungu will be in JAIL and all CORRUPTION will be over!

  14. YES FULL OF SADNESS FOR THIS COUNTRY ONLY FUTUREZED
    ANYWAY YOU HAVE STATED YOUR CASE WHICH HAS GONE OVER MY HEAD
    HAVING LIVED THROUGH THE KAUNDA ERA I AM CERTAINLY WELL AWARE OF WHAT WENT ON AND WHAT HE DID
    ALSO THIS GOVERNMENT COULD HAVE AVOIDED THIS DEBACLE>> BUT BY NATURE THEY FORCE THEIR VIEWS ON EVERYONE WITHOUT CONSULTATION
    PLAYING GAMES IN WAR WAS DURING WW1 WE HAVE MOVED ON FROM THERE
    WHERE HAS THIS HAPPENED IN AFRICA ?? PERHAPS YOU OUT OF TOUCH OR DREAMING
    GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE NOW

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  15. Watching the burial ceremony on ZNBC what an amateurish spectacle. Just as well this is not broadcast abroad, what an embarrassment. And tomorrow this will all be replaced by good old fashioned campaigning violence!

  16. @Tikki, you really are an attention seeker. Imagine if the government decided to do nothing and leave everything to the KK family, what rubbish would have come out of you then? Whether you like it or not, the Kaunda story is enshrined in our history. I for one opposed the decision by the Government to the globetrotting of his body to various parts of the country but then again we have to accept that KK has been given the funeral we can be proud of considering the circumstances. Yes KK had his weaknesses but that does not give you the right to pick and choose people’s weaknesses and then hold them to ransom. Get a life mate!

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  17. Ba VJ Mwaanga was one of the young leaders KK groomed for the future. He became one of our best diplomats
    . A professional who never insulted anyone even in politics. He served Kaunda, Chiluba and Mwanawasa as foreign minister.He has been so quiet during all this Kaunda funeral. Is all well with our VJ?

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  18. Congratulations are in order to the men and women in uniform. I admire the discipline and attention to detail. But also many thanks to government headed by Dr Simon Miti for putting up this together. But with all this, there are the unsung ‘smaller’ people that had sleepless nights running around, polishing that stone where Comrade KK is laid, chefs working in hot kitchens etc. Lastly but not least Leaders of political parties prominent among them Mr. HH coming to pay respect to a man whose office they desire to sit in. Message from the UNIP President Bishop Mwamba was great! God bless Zambia.

  19. Congratulations are in order to the men and women in uniform. I admire the discipline and attention to detail. But also many thanks to government headed by Dr Simon Miti for putting up this together. But with all this, there are the unsung ‘smaller’ people that had sleepless nights running around, polishing that stone where Comrade KK is laid, chefs working in hot kitchens etc. Lastly but not least Leaders of political parties prominent among them Mr. HH coming to pay respect to a man whose office he desires to hold. The message from the UNIP President Bishop Mwamba was great! God bless Zambia.

  20. I remember attending this Anglican Cathedral Church in Lusaka zambia ( every sunday morning service) during the early 80’s // Lived in Kabulonga , my dad worked @ Eveyln Hone College // was an amazing time during the Presidency of Kenneth Kaunda // remember my dad got tailored Safari Suits ( like kaunda’s suits) !!! “Tiyende Pamodzi’ was a Classic !!! Forever Kenneth Kaunda !!!

  21. Zambia defence forces we are so proud of you! You gave KK a fitting send off. Now Zambia needs you more than ever to safeguard the peace in our beloved Zambia.

  22. FUTUREZED PEACE BE WITH YOU
    FINALLY WE BOTH AGREE IT IS GOVERMENTS RESPONSIBILTY TO ARRANGE THE FUNERAL AND THE EXPENSE THERE OF
    BUT COMMUNICATE COMMUNICATE WITH THE FAMILY
    PEACE TO ALL!!
    GOOD WIMBLEDON AND THE PGA TOUR On

  23. Church service was okay but Bishops and pastors must be given time, they cant go on and on that people stop listening, they must be taken through a course called barrier to effective communication and listening span

  24. @Tikki, I thank you for showing the Zambian spirit and for that I withdraw the bad language coming from me. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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