The President of the Coalition of Supporters Unions of Africa (COSUA), which is a civil society companion to the African Union, has prolonged the group’s condolences to the Government and other people of Zambia following the loss of life of the nation’s first president, Kenneth Kaunda.
Speaking on a Voice of America information bulletin on June 17, the Ghanaian-born legal professional for the New York Supreme Court, Sarfo Abebrese, stated Dr. Kaunda performed a number one position within the emancipation of a number of Southern African international locations after preventing for, and acquiring, independence for Zambia.
Abebrese particularly referred to the mentorship position that Dr. Kaunda performed in nurturing ties with the likes of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, in addition to Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe and Sam Nujoma from Namibia. These have been just some of the political leaders from southern Africa who benefitted from Dr. Kaunda’s mentorship, as he helped to empower them and to liberate their respective international locations from colonial rule.
“It’s safe to say, that as Kwame Nkrumah was, in the liberation struggles of the West African states, so was Kenneth Kaunda in the Southern African countries”, Abebrese stated, in reference to the truth that Kaunda’s ascension to turn into president of an unbiased Zambia in 1964 didn’t cease him from persevering with to help different international locations to assist the, acquire independence.
“His legacy is larger-than-life. His legacy lasts, not for a lifetime, but forever”, Abebrese concluded.
In a phone chat with New Europe, Abebrese, who’s himself a pan-African chief, indicated that his group, COSUA, is able to coordinate their participation within the funeral for Dr. Kaunda via the places of work of the President of COSUA Zambia, Pastor Peter Makembo, and that of Zambia’s Daniel Mundea, the Chief Director of Operations of COSUA Global.