Movement for Multi Democracy (MMD) Chairperson for Women Affairs Catherine Namugala, has described the death of former republican vice president George Kunda as big blow to the party and the country’s democracy.
Ms. Namugala says the death has robbed the party and the country of a fearless and gallant leader who served the people of Zambia diligently.
Ms. Namugala, who is former Tourism Minister, said the late Mr. Kunda was the pillar of the party especially after the MMD lost power to the Patriotic Front (PF).
She noted that Mr. Kunda positively criticized the current government which she contributed to the growth of the country’s democracy and urged other party members to emulate his legacy.
ZANIS reports that Ms. Namugala said this shortly after she led a group of women in viewing the body of the late former vice president who died on Monday.
And MMD Lusaka Province Chairperson William Banda has appealed to party cadres from all political parties to mourn the former vice president in peace without any confusion.
Mr. Banda said there is need to unite as a country in mourning a man who he said was a pioneer of democracy.
The MMD Lusaka Province Chairperson stated that the harassment and confusion caused during the late Princess Nakatindi Wina’s funeral should not repeat itself.
Mr. Banda said the late Mr. Kunda will be remembered for serving the nation in his capacity as Attorney General and Vice President where he served all heartedly.