Zambia’s President H. E Dr. Edgar Chagwa Langu has declared 21 days of National mourning for former first president and the founder of Icon and Global statesman Dr. Kaunda Kenneth.
The latter died today 17th June 2021 in the afternoon.
It is said that he was admitted to Maina Soko medical Centre in Lusaka and he died peacefully as he was suffering from pneumonia.
According to the press statement released in the 21 days of national mourning, all activities of entertainment nature are suspended and the flag will be raised half mast.
“His Excellency the president has since declared 21 days of national mourning in honor of the late Dr. Kaunda. During this period, all activities of entertainment nature are suspended with immediate effect and flags will fly at half mast.”
The press statement says the government through the cabinet will guide the public on the details of the Funerl and burial through this covid19 period.
“The government through cabinet office will guide the public on the details of the Funeral and Burial programme for the first President, taking into consideration the covid19 guidelines as presented by the ministry of health”
Sr. Kenneth Kaunda was the first president of Zambia. He was in power from 1964-1991.
He has died at 97 years of age.
May his soul rest in peace.