Kenneth Kaunda, former Zambian President and author of “Zambia shall be free”, dies at 96.

A former Zambia President, Kenneth Kaunda has died at 96.

Kaunda was born in Chinsali, the Northern Province of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia).


The Late Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda (KK).

Kaunda was a qualified teacher and taught in a number of schools for years. In 1951, he left teaching to become Organising Secretary of the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress for the Northern Province.

In 1959, Kaunda broke away from the ANC and formed his own party, the Zambian National Congress (ZANC).

In 1964, Kaunda became the first president of an independent Zambia. He remained in power until 1991, when he stepped down following pressure from his own people and the international community.

A voracious reader and prolific author, Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda also called KK wrote 8 books four of which were ZAMBIA SHALL BE FREE (1962); LETTER TO MY CHILDREN (1973); THE RIDDLE OF VIOLENCE (1981) and THE POLITICAL PHILOSPHY OF KAUNDA (1986).




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