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BREAKING: Zambia’s First President Kenneth David Kaunda Dead

News gathered by gharticles indicates that former president of the Republic of Zambia Kenneth David Kaunda has passed on.

His death was confirmed by his son Kambarange Kaunda who said the founding president of Zambia breathed his last on Thursday, June 17.

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Kaunda’s death comes barely three days after he was hospitalised at a military hospital in the country’s capital Lusaka, Zambia’s Mwebantu reported.

The former president was receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, his office had earlier said.

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Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, leaves hospital
Kenneth David Kaunda, Former President of Zambia

Mourning the fallen former president, presidential candidate in Zambia’s 2021 elections Hakainde Hichilema said: “We have learned with deep sorrow, of the death of Zambia’s first President and our founding father, Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda.

He passed away peacefully in Lusaka today, after a short illness.”

He further expressed his condolences to the Kaunda family during their bereavement and also prayed for strength as they come to terms with the sad loss.

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Meanwhile, his administrative assistant Rodrick Ngolo said in a statement on Monday, June 14 that Kaunda had been feeling unwell and had been admitted to the Maina Soko Medical Centre.

“His Excellency Dr Kaunda is requesting all Zambians and the international community to pray for him as the medical team is doing everything to ensure he recovers,” the statement said.

Mr. Kenneth David Kaunda died at aged 97.

Source: Ghanaarticles.com

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