Ugandan president hails fallen ex-Zambian leader for liberating southern Africa

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Kenneth Kaunda
Kenneth Kaunda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the fallen ex-Zambian leader, Kenneth Kaunda, for his contribution in the liberation of several southern African countries.

Kaunda died on Thursday aged 97. On Thursday night, Museveni said Africa still need Kaunda’s wisdom.

“He fought for Zambia’s independence and he made a big contribution to the freedom struggle of the liberation of the subcontinent of Southern Africa,” Museveni said in a Twitter message.

“Here, I am referring to the liberation of Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Namibia,” Museveni said.

Kaunda was the first president of Zambia who served from 1964 to 1991.

Museveni hailed Kaunda for helping him during the war to liberate Uganda.

“He also welcomed Ugandan exiles, when we were fighting the dictatorship of Idi Amin. Many Ugandans got jobs and education in Zambia when they ran out of Uganda,” Museveni added.

“Therefore, in his long life, Mzee Kaunda made his contribution to the freedom of Africa. I salute his contribution and I salute his memory,” the Ugandan leader added. Enditem

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