Zambia’s founding President Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97

Kenneth Kaunda, founding President of Zambia dies aged 97

The first president of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, has died aged 97.

President Kaunda’s death comes days after reports that he was admitted to Maina Soko military hospital in the capital Lusaka, where he was treated for pneumonia from June 14.

Kaunda was the country’s founding father and ruled for 27 years from 1964 after it gained independence from Britain.

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