Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero recently turned 95 and was celebrated by former African presidents on Sunday.
Kaunda was president of Zambia for 27 years before losing power in 1991. To celebrate a man of unequaled personality, ex-presidents from other African nations travelled to Lusaka to join in the occasion.
Amongst whom was former Malawi President Bakili Muluzi, Joaquim Chisano (Mozambique), Ali Hassan Mwinyi (Tanzania), Festus Mogae (Botswana) and Sam Nujoma and Hifukepunye Pohamba (Namibia).
Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu and the country’s former leader Rupiah Banda also attended the state banquet in Lusaka.
Highlite of the occasion was the singing of Kaunda signature song “Tiyende Pamodzi” (Let’s Move Together), also called for brotherly love among humanity.
“Love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind. Love your neighbour as you love yourself.”
Kaunda, one of the few surviving members of the liberation struggle, is revered in southern Africa nation and indeed the entire Southern Africa for the role he played in ensuring countries got independence from their colonisers.