Kaunda played instrumental role in liberation struggle: Nujoma

30 Apr 2019 11:20am
WINDHOEK, 30 APR (NAMPA) - Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda played an instrumental role by hosting Swapo and providing political support during the liberation of the African continent from colonial rule, Namibian Founding President, Sam Nujoma has said.
Nujoma made these remarks during Kaunda’s 95th birthday celebration on Sunday, adding that Africa owes Zambia and its people a tremendous amount of gratitude for allowing Kaunda to have undertaken such leadership in the troubled world.
“Today, the whole of the African continent is free thanks to his tireless contributions and unwavering support,” Nujoma added.
Nujoma said the annals of history have recorded with kindness the role played by Kaunda before the independence of Zambia in 1964 to Namibia’s liberation struggle.
Both Nujoma and former President Hifikepunye Pohamba, along with other former African heads of States, attended Kaunda’s birthday celebration in Lusaka, Zambia on Sunday.
Among the Former Heads of State were Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique, Edem Kodjo of Togo, as well as the current Zambian President, Edgar Lungu.