The African Union (AU) has described the death of first president of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda as an unbelievable loss not only to Zambia but the African continent at large.
In press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian embassy in Ethiopia, Inutu Mwanza, AU chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said the death of Dr. Kaunda is an incredible loss.
And Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba said the AU chairperson and other African ambassadors accredited to the AU have poured their massages of condolences on the death of Dr. Kaunda.
Many ambassadors have sent messages of condolences to the Zambia Embassy in Ethiopia.
Algerian Ambassador to the AU, Elhamdi salah said the late Dr. Kaunda’s rich legacy of fighting for African liberation will be respected by all Africans.
And Egypt’s Ahmed Abeu Zeid, said Dr. Kaunda was a hero who would feature permanently in the history and liberalization of Africa.
Several messages of condolences are still pouring in at the Zambia embassy in Ethiopia.
Dr. Kaunda was one of the founding members of the AU and during this year’s African Freedom Day celebrations, the AU recognized Dr. Kaunda with a distinguished award for the role he played in the liberation of Africa.