Former president Kenneth Kaunda is said to be in the process of marrying Senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II of the Soli people in Chongwe District.
But there is a problem. Kaunda’s long-term concubine Sally Kamanga will not have it and has promised to raise ‘hell’.
But Kaunda has the backing of President Michael Sata.
OP sources have told the Watchdog that in fact, it is Sata who is pushing the two to get married and he is the go-between.
According to senior OP sources, Sata told Kaunda that the he needs personal company and that it would not look good if he died without a wife.
‘They are just waiting for the opportune time to go public otherwise they have agreed to marry and that is why she is always where KK goes. Even when KK goes outside the country, she is with him’, said a senior OP official.
Kaunda’s wife Beatrice Kaweche Banda affectionately known as ‘Mama Betty’ died on 19 September 2012. She was 84 years old.
After Mama Kaunda passed on, Kaunda was planning to marry Sally Kamanga, one of his long time concubines. But Kaunda’s children objected saying Sally is just after the money.
Sally Kamanga is a divorcee. She was married to a certain Kamanga who was a noteworthy businessman in the UNIP days.
She started dating Kaunda many, many years ago and it is believed that the day Mama betty Kaunda died in Harare, Kaunda was with Sally in South Africa.
Now Kaunda has jilted Sally for Chieftainess Nkomenshya.
Chieftainess Nkomenshya has a history of easy virtue. It is not known if she has ever been married but she has a child with Lusaka Catholic Archbishop Telesford Mpundu
Mpundu is alleged to have even fathered a daughter with Nkomesha. The daughter used to work as a disc jokey (DJ) called DJ Jade on Radio Qfm.
But this is not a problem to Kenneth Kaunda since Bishop Mpundu is sworn to ‘celibacy’ so can not marry.
One story that has being doing the rounds about Kaunda’s relationship with Sally is below:
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN 2007
Former Zambian President Dr.Kenneth David Kaunda, turns 81 next month – April. He is allegedly involved in a love triangle with a Zambian divorcee, thirty years his junior, by the name of Sally Kamanga. Sally who lives in Lusaka and is a well know Business woman and socialite has been Dr.Kaunda’s soul mate for more many years.
The Post newspaper got this story but did not investigate or print it because of the intervention of its editor Fred Meembe.
However this affair is common knowledge in Lusaka circles. The couple is always together in Johannesburg where Dr.Kaunda spends a lot of his time. To avoid being spotted together the couple travel to Johannesburg separately but end up staying in the same hotel, The Don apartments. When staff at The Don apartments began speculating, Dr. Kaunda moved from there. Kaunda’s Indian Business partners rented a private apartment for him and his partner Sally.
To ensure absolute secrecy of this location not even his immediate family members know of this location.
The couple often dines in Johannesburg Restaurants in the company of his Indian Business partners. And they also accompanied him and Sally to various holiday resorts in South Africa. Some shocked Zambians have met the Kaunda entourage at these locations. Even most members of Staff of the Zambian Embassy in South Africa are aware and have witnessed of this affair. At Kaunda’s 80th
Birthday celebrations in Johannesburg, Sally was in attendance. The couple was also spotted together in Cape Town.
In Lusaka he uses his cameraman assistant to drive him to Sally’s residence. The Cameraman also acts as his go between. While in Johannesburg, his Indian Business partners send PTA’s for her travel, provide transport, book holidays and pay for them among other things.
Those close to Dr.Kaunda have warned the Former President of the danger of his now open relationship and urged him to terminate it, but it seems the 80 year old is love struck.
On account of the same relationship, Dr. Kaunda almost got caught up in The Vera Chiluba Triangle, because Vera used to rendezvous with Duncan Mactribouy at Sally’s resident, the same residence frequented by Dr.Kaunda, often meeting Vera at the same premises.