The Founding Father and The First President of Zambia


The first President of Zambia was Kenneth David Kaunda, who served from 1964 to 1991. He was born on April 28, 1924, in Lubwa, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), to a Nyasa fisherman and a Malawian mother. Kaunda’s early education was interrupted when he was forced to work in the copper mines to support his family. In 1948, he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and became actively...

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