First Republican President Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda on Friday sent a message of condolences to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the passing of the country’s former leader Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
According to a statement Dr. Kaunda said,
“…I would firstly convey my heartfelt condolences to His Excellency Comrade Emmerson Mnangagwa and the people of Zimbabwe for the passing away of our brother and colleague in common struggle His Excellency Comrade Robert Mugabe Former President of Zimbabwe. It was heartbreaking and saddening when the news was brought to me this morning.”
Meanwhile President Lungu says Mugabe will be remembered for his fight for Africa’s liberation and standing up to fearlessly defend the continent he loved the most.
“His place in the annals of Africa’s political history is well assured,” he said in a statement.
The Zambian leader said the hallmark of Mugabe’s leadership was his embrace and strong passion for education as the definitive and emphatic means to unlocking the freedom of his people.
Mugabe, 95, died in a Singapore hospital where he has been receiving treatment. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.