S/Africans know, respect KK immensely – Mathebe

SOUTH African High Commissioner to Zambia Kgoshi-Piet-Mathebe says his country’s liberation could not be talked about without mentioning the selfless contribution by Dr Kenneth Kaunda and Zambia.

Speaking on Sunday at Mulungushi International Conference Centre to celebrate Dr Kaunda’s 89th birthday, High Commissioner Mathebe said South Africans know and respect Dr Kaunda immensely.

“We are always indebted to you and this nation. Dr Kaunda, we all hope you are still enjoying a wonderful day and I talk on behalf of everyone here and the millions of Zambians, South Africans and others around Africa in saying that we hope that we will be able to celebrate with you many birthdays to come,” he said.

High Commissioner Mathebe said it was not coincidence that Dr Kaunda was celebrating his birthday a day after South Africans celebrated Freedom Day, which fell on April 27.

He said South Africans could not celebrate without invoking the names of Dr Kaunda and Zambia.