Kenneth Kaunda, first president of Zambia dies at 97
Kenneth Kaunda, who led Zambia to independence, has died at 97.
He was being treated for pneumonia in a hospital in the capital, Lusaka, according to his aides.
Affectionately known as KK, he was one of the last surviving figures from Africa’s post-Second World War anti-colonial movement.
Earlier in the week, Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu and several other African leaders, had asked people to pray for Mr Kaunda.