KK extols his late Wife

KK speaking during a church service

KK speaking during a church service

First Zambian President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has applauded her late Wife, Betty Kaunda for standing with her during hard moments.

Sata (front role third from right)

Sata (front role third from right)

And President Michael Sata on Saturday, October 19, 2013 joined dozens of Zambians from all walks of life who gathered for the memorial of the country’s First Lady – Betty Kaunda.

In his message during the commemoration of her wife’s first memorial held in Lusaka, Dr. Kaunda said Betty was an exceptional Woman who stood with him in both hard and good times.

Dr. Kaunda recalled that during the fight for Independence he was detained for sometime but Betty never left but instead supported the children.

He told a church service well attended by people from all walks of life at Cathedral of the Holy Cross that Betty went to extent of getting permission from Forestry Department to make charcoal so she could take care of the family.

The First President urged the current generation to emulate and beat their over 60 years record of marriage which was separated by death.

“Young Men, Young Women I want you to beat our record,” Dr. Kaunda said as the audience applauded him.

President Sata and Dr. Kaunda leaving the Catheral

President Sata and Dr. Kaunda leaving the Catheral

And Dr. Kaunda thanked President Sata for having been supportive to the family. He said when the Wife died President Sata employed Dr. Kaunda’s daughter Cheswa to work in the Office of the First President.

Dr. Kaunda said the relationship between the Kaundas date far back. He explained that President Sata’s father was the one who facilitated his marriage to Betty.

He said he was happy that the two families had continued to be close. Dr. Kaunda applauded President Sata and urged him to govern properly.

 

KK laying wreath, as Wife of Vice president C. Scott looks on

KK laying wreath, as Wife of Vice president C. Scott looks on

After the service the procession moved to Dr. Kaunda’s residence in State Lodge where a Tomb stone was unveiled.