Zambia Sets For Ex-President’s Burial On Wednesdays

7 July 2021 Source BBC

Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda is being laid to rest in a state funeral on Wednesday.

His burial in the capital Lusaka follows a memorial service last Friday that was attended by foreign dignitaries from across Africa.

Kaunda, who died last month aged 97, governed Zambia for 27 years and was instrumental in the liberation of southern African countries from colonialism.

For weeks his body was taken around the country so that the public could pay their last respects.

The burial on Wednesday, a scaled-down affair, ends a 21-day period of national mourning.

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