Botswana Declares 7 Days Of Mourning Dr Kaunda
19 June 2021
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Tinashe Sambiri|The late former President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda was a selfless leader who dedicated his time to the struggle for freedom and emancipation of Africans.

Following his death on Thursday, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia has declared 21 days of national mourning in which all activities of entertainment nature have been suspended.

Botswana President Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi has declared a seven (7) day mourning period following the death of the founding President of the Republic of Zambia.

The President of Botswana has also decreed that all flags must fly at half-mast during the mourning period.

Former President of Malawi Peter Mutharika wrote on Facebook:

Good morning friends,

Gertrude and I are downcast and shattered by the news of the demise of our mentor and friend former President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda who has passed on yesterday June 17th after an episode of sickness at the Maina Soko Medical Centre in Lusaka.

Kaunda is a hero who fought very hard for the liberation of his people and the entire Africa. He put Africa and his people first; a thing that all leaders must emulate.

I join hands with Africa, Dr Lazarus Chakwera and my fellow Malawians as we condole the President of Zambia, the Kaunda family and the entire Zambia for their painful loss.

May God receive his gentle soul in eternal peace and tranquility.

Dr Kaunda