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When the results showed on November 1991 that his opponent in the presidential race had won, Kaunda gracefully threw in the towel. The telephone call he made that evening to Frederick Chiluba conceeding defeat earned Kaunda great respect and admiration from his countrymen. What then was Kaunda's legacy to the people of Zambia? The most important legacy of the Kaunda era is undoubtably the peace and stability that he bestowed on the Zambian nation. Dr Kenneth Kaunda will be honoured forever in the pages of history as the first President of Zambia. "When Kaunda conceeded the Presidency of Zambia to Frederick Chiluba yesterday, he became the first 'father of the nation' in Africa to hold an election lose it and give up power peacefully. Others have retired quitely, having handed over power to a chosen successor. Kaunda is the first to risk all in a test of popular opinion" - The Independent
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J.M. Mwanakatwe was educated at Munali Training Centre in Lusaka and at Adams College in Natal South Africa. Later, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Africa in 1952. He was called to the Bar at Lincon's Inn in England. He was adimitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia in January 1966. After a successful carrer in education as a secondary school teacher and later as an education officer from 1949, he joined politics in 1962 under the leadership of Kenneth Kaunda at the time President of the United National Independence Party. He was among the Ministers appoinetd to the Cabinet at Independence in 1964. He held many portfolios in Dr. Kaunda's Government, including Education, Mines and Finance until his retirement from politics in December 1978. Since 1978, he has concentrated on law practice and gained the status of "State Counsel" in 1988. Since 1978, he has written a number of articles for publication in learned journals, apart from writing papers on development issues at the invitation of the World Bank. He was until recently Chairman of the Zambia Privitisation Agency. In November 1992, he was installed as Chancellor of the University of Zambia. His hobbies include reading, writing, walking and gardening. He is married with four children and five grandchildren.
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Book Description Multimedia Zambia, Lusaka, 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Inscribed ". I hope that this book will help to kindle your interest in contemporary Zambian politics." and signed 'Mupanga'. Top edge stained, top right hand corner slightly crushed. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # A00014
Book Description Multimedia Zambia, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG9982300652