Following the death of Zambia’s first Republican President – Kenneth Kaunda on Thursday 17th June 2021, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has suspended all his 2021 Presidential Campaigns until further notice.
In his message sent out to all media platforms, HH said…….
“As the nation comes together in mourning, remembrance and celebration of the life of our dearly departed founding father of our nation, Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, it is agreed and therefore directed, that the UPND and all our alliance partners, suspend all active mobilization activities until further notice”.
It is also agreed and therefore directed, that all our people out on the campaign trail across the country, immediately call off all campaigns and return to their original bases as the nation comes together in unity and pay our respects to our nation's founding father.
Hakainde Hichileme called upon all his supporters and Zambians at large to remain calm as the country mourns its freedom fighter – Kenneth Kaunda.
“We urge all to remain peaceful and united as we continue to reflect on the life of Dr. Kaunda, the immense sense of duty, service and sacrifice with which he led and served our country and our people” – said HH