Lusaka, 21 June, 2021 / 10:32 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Zambia have eulogized the country’s first President, Kenneth David Kaunda, as a statesman who selflessly served the people of God in the Southern Africa nation.
KK, as he was popularly known, passed on June 17while receiving treatment at the Lusaka-based Maina Soko Medical Centre at the age of 97.
“Certainly, the country has lost a freedom fighter, a true statesman who united the nation and a great leader who rendered selfless service to the Republic,” members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) say in their Monday, June 21 statement shared with ACI Africa.
The late founding President has left behind a legacy that Zambians “must always aspire to put into practice,” the Catholic Bishops add.
“We believe that the best way we can mourn our fallen hero, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, is to live by the national values he labored to inculcate into the fabric of this nation,” they say in the statement signed by ZCCB President, Archbishop Ignatius Chama.