Kenneth Kaunda

First president of Zambia (1924–2021)

Kenneth David Kaunda (28 April 1924 – 17 June 2021), also known as KK, was a Zambian politician and teacher. He first served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. He was also Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from September 1970 to September 1973.

Kenneth Kaunda
2020 Kenneth Kaunda.jpg
Kaunda in 2020
1st President of Zambia
In office
24 October 1964 – 2 November 1991
Preceded byBritish Colonial Governor
Succeeded byFrederick Chiluba
3rd Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
8 September 1970 – 5 September 1973
Preceded byGamal Abdel Nasser
Succeeded byHouari Boumédienne
Personal details
Born(1924-04-28)28 April 1924
Chinsali, Northern RhodesiaNow.Zambia
Died17 June 2021(2021-06-17) (aged 97)
Lusaka, Zambia
NationalityZambian
Political partyUNIP
Spouse(s)Betty Kaunda
Children8
ProfessionTeacher

Kaunda died on 17 June 2021 at a hospital in Lusaka, Zambia from pneumonia at the age of 97.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ch, Bwalya; a (2021-06-17). "BREAKING: Zambian 1st President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has died aged 97". ZambiaNews365.com. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  2. "Zambian 1st President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has died aged 97". News365.co.za. 2021-06-17. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  3. "Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda dies | eNCA". www.enca.com. Retrieved 2021-06-17.

More readingsEdit

  • "Kaunda, Kenneth."Encyclopædia Britannica from Encyclopædia Britannica Online. URL:http://search.eb.com/eb/article-3849 Accessed 19 May 2006.
  • Fergus Macpherson, Kenneth Kaunda: The Times and the Man (1974)
  • Richard Hall, The High Price of Principles: Kaunda and the White South (1969)
  • David C. Mulford, Zambia: The Politics of Independence, 1957–1964 (1967)
  • At Ipenburg, 'All Good Men.' The Development of Lubwa Mission, Chinsali, Zambia, 1905–1967 (1992)

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Kenneth Kaunda at Wikimedia Commons