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Zambians urged to emulate late Mulundika-Hichilema

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Zambia’s Freedom Fighter, Christine Mulundika has been put to rest at Leopards Memorial Park in Lusaka today.

Mulundika, who died last week on Sunday March 13,2022 aged 80, was buried at the Leopards Memorial Park, after a church service at St Ignatius in Lusaka.

Vice President Mutale Nalumango represented President Hakainde Hichilema in leading other mourners to witness the burial, who included Cabinet ministers and other government officials.

President Hakainde Hichilema in a speech read on his behalf by Vice President Mutale Nalumango said the former freedom fighter will not just be mourned but celebrated because of the exemplary life she lived.

President Hichilema said Late Mulundika spent a large part of her youth actively supporting the independence struggle of mother Zambia.

“We lost two eminent persons whom we will forever remain indebted to for their great contributions and sacrifice to the independence struggle of our country,” he said.

President Hichilema further noted that in the post independent Zambia, Mulundika was among the few women who served in high leadership positions in UNIP until 1991.

He added that the late Mulundika’s career in the public service began in the late 1960’s and was among the first few Indigenous women to be trained as a Teacher at Minga Teachers training College.

The President also explained that late Mulundika was an ardent freedom fighter that exhibited her commitment to the welfare of other people.

He said Mulundika ventured into Unionism, which was predominantly a preserve of the male folk at that time.

“Late Mulundika will go down in the history of our country as an architect of the emancipation of women in the workplace,” he said.

He urged Zambians to emulate the late Mulundika’s patriotism and contributions to the development of the country and honour her legacy.

The President said the legacy left by Mulundika will continue to inspire the current crop of leaders as she promoted peace and unity.

And giving a vote of thanks, Chieftainess Nkomesha urged upcoming politicians to serve the interest of the people like what late Mulundika fought for.

She praised late Mulundika for fighting for the liberation of Zambia to gain independence.

ZANIS reports that the late Mulundika is well known for the 1995 Supreme Court judgement dubbed: ‘Mulundika and seven others on the Public Order Act (POA)’. In this case, the appellants challenged the constitutionality of certain provisions of the POA Chapter 104 of the Laws of Zambia (now Chapter 113), especially section 5 (4).

9 COMMENTS

  1. She deserves recognition as a freedom fighter. During the Unip vigilante period everything Unip was detested…. everyone Unip was despised. We stopped watching TV because everyday it was Mrs Mulundika, Mrs Kankasa or some other Unip functionary lecturing to us. You can’t blame them because they were only doing what they were only doing what they were supposed to do… protect Unip just like those who protected MMD, PF and now Upnd cadres must emulate Mrs Mulundika so that they can protect their cherished party. May Her Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

  2. EVERY ZAMBIAN AROUND AT INDEPENDENCE WAS A FREEDOM FIGHTER SO NOT SURPRISING
    AND THE LEADERS AT THAT TIME AND THROUGH KK’S RULE BEAR NO RESPONSIBILTY TO WHAT THEY DID TO THE COUNTRY ?

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  3. Naimwe ba LT its not like Zambia had only one freedom fighter. That intro! As if you have never been to school. Zambia’s Freedom Fighter,

  4. #5 To some point you are right…in fact those died during the independence fight died from arrows used by either Unip against the ANC or vise versa. Over all our fathers fought by challenging all discriminatory laws imposed by the colonials.

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  5. There is a tendency by youngsters to trash what their forefathers achieved just because they have never gone through the experience. People like Kaunda are scorned instead of being cheered. In South Africa you hear from youths about Mandela not having been imprisoned. Not having brought freedom. Instead of you young loudmouths criticising your forefathers lets see you achieve what you are accusing your grandparents of failing not merely mouthing off. Get your butts off the couches and work better than your parents!

  6. The Thinker and Deja Vu – Next you will say Chacha Road was derived from a resturant in Kamwala…this is what happens when history taught in our schools is about Hitler and the Nazis we get lost children like you two donkeys!

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