African leaders gathered in Zambia to attend a memorial service of Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and a champion of African nationalism.
Leaders in attendance were the President of of Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe all flew into Lusaka to honour Kaunda
The Legenary Kenneth Kaunda was diagnosed of pneumonia and died last month at aged 97.
Kaunda is remembered for leading Zambia to independence from British colonial rule in 1964 and backing nationalist movements that fought to bring majority rule to the southern African states of Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
President of Zambia,Edgar Lungu graced the occasion at the National Heroes’ Stadium where Kaunda’s casket, draped in Zambia’s flag was brought in by a military guard.
Since his demise on the 17th June 2022, Mr Kaunda’s body has been taken across Zambia’s ten provinces to enable people throughout the country to pay their respects.
His burial service has been scheduled to take place in Zambia on the 7th July 2021.