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Kenneth Kaunda’s 96th Birthday Celebrations Suspended

Kenneth Kaunda
Dr Kenneth Kaunda

Zambia’s first president is turning 96 years old and its a pity we can’t celebrate with him…. The Family and Office of Zambia’s first Republican President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda has suspended his 96th birthday celebrations.

This follows the directive given by President Edgar Lungu and the World Health Organisation – WHO on social distancing due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 globally.

Friends, institutions and the general public wishing to present some gifts to Dr Kaunda on his birthday are requested to leave the gifts at the entrance of his residence in State Lodge area or at the Office of the First President in Kabulonga in Lusaka.

And the First Republican President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda has urged all Zambians to adhere to the measures put in place by the government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 by observing social distancing, washing hands with soap, staying home as well as wearing masks when in public places.

Zambia’s First Republican President’s birthday falls on April 28.

This is contained in a statement made available to the ZANIS in Lusaka today by the Administrative Assistant at the Office of the First President, Rodrick Ngolo.

In Other News – George Bester and Family placed under Intense Counselling

Commissioner for Juvenile Welfare in Zambia, Mr Kennedy Mumba has disclosed that the man who beat his son for failing G12 examinations have been placed under intense counselling.
Last week the Child Protection Unit under the Zambia Police summoned Mr George Bester after a video went viral depicting him slapping, poking and beating his son for failing G12 Examinations.

George Bester has since apologised to his son. He explained that the incident occurred 3 months ago shortly after G12 results were released.

And Mrs Musumpa Bester said she took the video for purpose of the family circle to discuss the matter after the incident. She says she learnt that the video was leaked and circulated on social media last week by one of her son’s friends. See More on George Bester…