Vice President Inonge Wina has announced that the late First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda will be put to rest on the 7th of July 2021 at the Presidential burial site in Lusaka.
Mrs. Wina says Dr. Kaunda’s body will however be taken to all the ten provinces prior to his burial and that route lining as well as Church services, with limited attendance, will be conducted in all provinces.
Addressing the media in Lusaka today, Mrs. Wina said the military will supervise all funeral programs to ensure adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines.
She also said the state funeral will be held on 2nd July 2021, at the National Hero’s Stadium in Lusaka to allow international delegates pay their last respects.
Meanwhile Mrs. Wina has banned wearing of any form of political party regalia on all funeral programs, saying Dr. Kaunda deserves to be mourned with Dignity as the country’s founding father.