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Images: Foreign dignitaries paid their last respect in Kaunda's memorial service including Ramaphosa

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda's memorial service was held in the capital city of Lusaka. Among the foreign mourners, were diniteries from countries like Kenya, RSA, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Kenneth Kaunda's memorial service was held on Friday 2 July, in an event that raised a lot of concerns as the country is battling with covid. Mourners waved white handketchiefers a sign synonymous with the fallen leader. Current presidents from Ghana, SA, Kenya and Zimbabwe flew into Lusaka to attend the memorial of Kaunda.

He will always be remembered for delivering Zambia out of colonialism to independence from Britain in 1964. He is also known for backing nationalist movements that faught to bring majority rule in places like Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The service was directed by the current President Edgar Lungu, and it took place at the National Heroes Stadium. His casket was draped in a Zambian national flag. Kaunda died on the 17th of June of pneumonia, and since then his body has been flown to the 10 provinces of the country in military aircraft. He will be buried on July 7. Below are the images of the service.

The official condolences book was signed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will and his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa. He is regarded as the champion of Africa nationalism.


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