Lawrence Sikutwa and Associates (LSA) Wins Golf Tournament

LAWRENCE Sikutwa and Associates (LSA) on Thursday won the Kenneth Kaunda Children of Africa Foundation (KKCAF) fundraising golf tournament after accruing 150 points in an 18-hole event at Lusaka Golf Club.
And former President Kaunda has hailed corporate bodies that came on board to help raise money for orphans and vulnerable children.
The LSA team led by Frazer Chishimba, were four points ahead of second-placed Zambia National Service. Team ZNS amassed 146 points, nine better than third-placed Zambia Police Service.

Source: Daily Mail

KK honoured with Icon of Africa Award

The Voice Magazine Achievers Award committee on behalf of The Voice Magazine has announced the top names on their Award list for this year’s event slated for Friday 16th November 2012 at De Koning Party & Event Centre, Isolatorweg 29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 5.00pm prompt.
The Voice magazine is recognizing first Zambian President, Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, a Pan-Africanist, icon of democracy in Africa as well as a forthright leader still alive today with Icon of Africa Award for his continued promotion of sustainable development and peace in the continent. It is for this reason that Dr Kaunda will be honoured for his continued fatherly role in the advancement of African continent.

Source:  UKZambian

Help raise K600m for KK Foundation golf tournament

BARRICK Gold Lumwana Copper Mine corporate affairs manager Nathan Chishimba presents a K50 million cheque to first Republican President Kenneth Kaunda towards next weekend’s Kenneth Kaunda Children of Africa Foundation golf tournament at Lusaka Golf Club yesterday. Picture by SHAMAOMA MUSONDA

 Times of Zambia

Independence Day

On October 24, 1964 — 48 years ago on Wednesday — Northern Rhodesia officially became the Republic of Zambia, ending years of struggle between the ruling British and the African nationalists. Dr. Kenneth Kaunda became the nation’s first president.

Eastern African Heads of State Conference, Kampala Uganda, 1967

From left to right, Front row, President Gregoire Kayibanda of Rwanda, President (later self proclaimed Emperor)Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic (later Empire), Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, Prime Minister Ismail al-Azhari of the Sudan, President Joseph Desire Mobutu (later Mobutu Sese Seko) of the Congo (later Zaire), Second row, second from left, President Milton Obote of Uganda, President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia and Prime Minister Ibrahim Egal of Somalia.

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Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda Recovering Quietly

FIRST Republican President Kenneth Kaunda, who was recently admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) days after the death of his wife, Betty, has continued to recover steadily.
His spokesperson Sunday Musonda confirmed the development in an interview in Lusaka yesterday.
"He's doing well. In fact he's far much better now," he said.

Source: Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda Recovering Quietly

My girl Betty was a great activist – KK

First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has described his late wife as a great activist for Zambia’s Independence, a dear wife, friend, advisor and supporter.

Dr. Kaunda, in a message read on his behalf by family representative Pius Kasutu during a Church Service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, said the journey of life with Mama Betty was a fruitful one.

Dr. Kaunda recounted events of the past few weeks when he and his wife celebrated their 66th anniversary without knowing that the end of the lovely journey of their marriage vows was near.

“My dear girl, your departure has been unexpected. In fact, on the night of Tuesday September 18, 2012, the day before your passing, I was in Durban, South Africa receiving the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize,” he said.

He said, “There, I shared with others the song I sang for you during our courtship, the song of Pagna Moon. I told them that you had days earlier gone to Harare, Zimbabwe to visit our daughter Musata, son in law and our grandchildren,” he said.

“My girl Betty ours was a journey of Happiness and love,” said Dr. Kaunda.

“I recall the times when Betty, my girl could go and ask for food from the colonial masters when I was in prison, and my children running away when I came back home with long a beard, this was because they never knew me to be with them because they were always with the mother, Mayo kwaisa ichimuntu no mwefu uutali,” recounted Dr. Kaunda.

He further described the death of Mama Betty as very unexpected.

Dr. Kaunda said working together during the struggle for independence was the most difficult time for the family as he had to leave her with the children for a long time amidst the challenges of providing for the family.

He further described his late wife as a freedom Fighter who led fellow women to strengthen the struggle despite the dangers that came along.

“I recall the times when Betty, my girl could go and ask for food from the colonial masters when I was in prison, and my children running away when I came back home with long a beard, this was because they never knew me to be with them because they were always with the mother, Mayo kwaisa ichimuntu no mwefu uutali,” recounted Dr. Kaunda.

Dr. Kaunda said Mama Betty’s involvement in the struggle was for the love of peace and justice.

“Betty never hated the colonial masters but she was against the injustice of the masters,” he explained.

He said despite not been in the lime light, Betty was always in the forefront of organizing women in support of harmony among families together with other first ladies.

Dr. Kaunda, however, attributed his marriage and success with his late wife to a partnership that came through Gods’ divine love.

Meanwhile, Daughter, Granddaughters and grandsons to the late Mama Betty have described Mama Betty as a pillar of hope trust and hard work who always had a heart for the people without segregation.

Daughter Masata Banda from Zimbabwe where Mama Betty went to visit and later died said it is such unforgettable moment as she hardly knew that her mother visited her for the last time.

Mrs. Banda said Mama Betty was a preacher of peace, Unity and love for all people.

She said Mama Betty never got tired to teacher her children, grand children and great grand children the better ways of life and the importance of justice and harmony among people.

The former first lady was born on November 17, 1928 in Chinsali and will today be put to rest at the Kaunda’s farm Estate near state lodge in Lusaka.


"On behalf of my children, my grandchildren, ifishikululwa and all our other relatives and friends, I am sincerely grateful to President Sata, to everyone in Government and to all the people of Zambia and our friends in the region for giving my wife a dignified farewell, GOD BLESS YOU, I thank you"


Mpelembe Secondary School official opening

President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda.officially opening Mpelembe Secondary School on 8th Sept 1983 in Kitwe,  Zambia.

Official Mpelembe Secondary School website:  

Kenneth Kaunda has been discharged from Hospital

FIRST Republican President Kenneth Kaunda has been discharged from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) where he was admitted since Friday last week for an ailment and would be ready to attend the burial of his late wife Mama Betty Kaunda slated for Friday this week.
And Princess Anne of the United Kingdom arrived in the country yesterday for a four-day official visit and has since visited longtime friend, Dr Kaunda who was admitted at UTH for an ailment, to convey her message of condolences on the loss of his wife Betty.

United Kingdom Princess Anne visits former President Kenneth Kaunda

Visiting United Kingdom Princess Anne has today visited former President Kenneth Kaunda at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Zambia.

KK admitted to hospital

The funeral service for the late former first lady Mama Betty Kaunda has been postponed to a date to be announced later.

This was after the husband Dr. Kenneth Kaunda fell ill and has since been admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

Colonel Panji Kaunda the son to the former head of state has confirmed the development to QFM news in a telephone interview.

Colonel Kaunda said his father Dr. Kaunda started feeli9n unwell because of the suspected stress saying he has not hard enough rest from the time that Mama Betty died.

QFM Radio

KK, 1st President of the Republic of Zambia in Mourning

Dr Kenneth Kaunda mourns as his Late wife Mama Betty's  body arrives at Kenneth Kaunda Airport

State funeral for Mama Betty Kaunda

A somber mood gripped the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport this afternoon as the plane carrying former first Lady Mama Betty Kaunda's remains touched down.
Mama Betty Kaunda aged 83 died in Harare, Zimbabwe yesterday were she had gone to visit her daughter Musata Kaunda Banda.

The Plane carrying her remains touched down at the KK international airport named after her husband of 66 years at exactly 14:00 hours.

Accompanying his wife's body was Zambia's first republican president Dr Kenneth Kaunda and other family members.
More from source: Q FM Radio

Zambia President Michael Sata and Ex President Rupiah Banda Mourns Mama Betty Kaunda

His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has learnt with deep shock and grief, the passing of the founding mother of the nation, Mama Betty Kaunda, wife of Zambia’s first Republican President Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda.

In his message of condolences to the Kaunda family, President Sata said the late Mama Betty 84, was a pillar at the heart of Zambia’s emancipation.

“It is with profound distress that I convey my deepest condolences to the Kaunda family on this irreplaceable loss of a dedicated and true nationalist,” President Sata said.

“As a pillar of strength for Dr. Kaunda and as a leader among men and women during the struggle for independence, she contributed immensely towards the liberation of Zambia and the Southern African region as a whole.”


President Dr Kenneth Kaunda's wife Betty has died

 Former first Lady and first republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda's wife Betty has died. 
Dr Kaunda's first born son Colonel Panji Kaunda has confirmed the death of his mother to QFM News this morning.

Colonel Kaunda who is also communication,transport, works and supply deputy Minister says Mama Betty died in a Harare hospital in the early hours of this morning. 

More from source: QFM Radio

Tribute to Mamma Betty Kaunda

Mamma Betty Kaunda was incredible, inspirational, beautiful and driven by her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with President Kenneth Kaunda and family.

Faces of Africa: Zambia's 1st President Kenneth Kaunda

An African leader’s life is considered to end after they leave office. But that has not been the case with Kaunda. This year Kaunda celebrated his 88th birthday and from the look of things, he is not slowing down. Musician, sportsman, author, and now fashion icon, Kaunda is out and about. This story is not the reflection of a life in politics but a look at an ongoing life outside the corridors of power. The story of a man who continues to inspire his country and the world. What keeps him going? That’s what we want to find out. Kenneth Kaunda said, "My name is Kenneth Kaunda of course, First President of Zambia." Source: CNTV

KK,MAMA Betty Kaunda celebrate 66th marriage anniversary

MAMA Betty Kaunda moved to tears of joy as KK sings for her his favourite and now famous love song “Pagan Moon” during their 66th marriage anniversary at their State Lodge home in Lusaka. - Picture by CHANDA MWENYA ( via Zambia Daily Mail )

A new push for KK to take his place

"The good news though is that a few progressive minds have come up with an initiative aimed at reminding and informing people and especially the youth in Zambia, the region, Africa and the world, about the important role that Dr Kaunda played not only in liberating this country and its neighbours from colonial rule but for also uniting the country and laying a firm foundation for its development.
They have come up with an idea of a Kenneth Kaunda Tribute Concert, which they officially launched at the Southern Sun Ridgeway Hotel in Lusaka recently."  - Zambia Daily Mail

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