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New Delhi, June 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on Thursday at the demise of Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda, and mentioned he was a revered world chief and statesman.
Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu took to Facebook on Thursday night that Kaunda, a champion of African independence, has died at the age of 97.
In a tweet Modi mentioned, “Saddened to listen to of the demise of Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, a revered world chief and statesman. My deepest condolences to his household and the individuals of Zambia.”
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Zambia can have 21 days of mourning, mentioned Lungu. Kaunda’s son, Kamarange Kaunda, additionally gave the information of the statesman’s demise on Facebook Thursday. “I’m unhappy to tell we now have misplaced Mzee,” Kaunda’s son wrote, utilizing a Swahili time period of respect for an elder.
Kaunda had been admitted to the hospital on Monday and officers later mentioned he was being handled for pneumonia. The southern African nation is presently battling a surge in COVID-19 instances and the nation’s founding president was admitted to Maina Soko Medical Center, a navy hospital which is a middle for treating the illness within the capital, Lusaka.
At the time Kaunda requested for “all Zambians and the worldwide neighborhood to hope for him because the medical crew is doing every little thing attainable to make sure that he recovers,” based on the assertion issued by Kaunda’s administrative assistant Rodrick Ngolo.
Kaunda was a pacesetter of the marketing campaign that ended British colonial rule and he grew to become Zambia’s first democratically elected president in 1964. He led the nation, which grew to become a one-party state, till 1991 when he was defeated in an election following the introduction of multiparty politics.
During his rule, Kaunda made Zambia a middle for anti-colonial teams preventing to finish white minority rule in southern African nations together with Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Kaunda allowed the guerilla organizations to take care of navy bases, coaching camps, refugee facilities and administrative workplaces.
Story first revealed: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 23:39 [IST]