Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda fell ill while attending a meeting of liberation movements in the Southern Africa region, the Watchdog understands.
Contrary to lies by government and his family that Kaunda went on holiday to reflect on his memoirs, it has emerged that he specifically traveled to attend the meeting of liberation movements.
The meeting held last Thursday in Windhoek was highly charged with anti-colonial rhetoric and demanded the lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe and release of some Cubans held in USA.
Liberation movements present were MPLA (Angola), ANC (South Africa), Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Tanzania), FRELIMO (Mozambique), SWAPO (Namibia) and ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe) and UNIP of Zambia.
In attendance were Presidents Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, FRELIMO secretary-general Filipe Chimoio Paunde, ANC’s Gwede Mantashe, and Chama Cha Mapinduzi secretary-general Wilson Mukama.
The MPLA of Angola was represented Alberto de Almeda.