Three days of national mourning for President Kaunda

by | Jun 18, 2021 | International | 0 comments

By Pretty Manyewe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared three days of national mourning after the passing of former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda.
President Kaunda died yesterday in Zambia, at the age of 97.

In a just released press statement, President Mnangagwa declared the three days of national mourning to start from today Friday 18 to Sunday June 20.

“All flags will fly at half-mast throughout the country. Government also encourages all religious organizations to pray for both the former Zambian president and Father Emmanuel Ribeiro,” said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa described former President Kenneth Kaunda as the region’s last surviving Elder statesman, leader of the Frontline States in the struggle against Colonialism and founding President of the sister Republic of Zambia.

He died at the age of 97.
President Mnangagwa also exalted Zimbabweans to pray for Father Emmanuel Ribeiro who died yesterday.