Zambia’s 49th Independence: Sata, KK brave rains to honor heroes

KK, Sata laying wreathsZambia’s President Michael Sata and First President Kenneth Kaunda braved the rains to lay wreaths at the country’s Freedom Stature to honor fallen heroes who died during the struggle for Independence.

This is part of the celebrations of the 49 years of Independence that falls today, October 24, 2013.

President Sata arrived at the Freedom stature shortly after 9am. He proceeded to greet Dr. Kaunda the founding father of the nation before the two men laid wreaths after a gun-salute.

Heads of the Country’s Security Wings and Members of Diplomatic Missions also laid wreaths at the Statue.

The event was attended by Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda, Acting Speaker of the National Assembly Mkundo Lungu and Cabinet Ministers.

Members of the oppsition see at the event were People’s Party leader Mike Mulongoti and Zambia for Empowerment and Development president Dr Fred Mutesa.

President Sata is later expected in Kitwe on the Copperbelt to grace the Uhuru event. He will be accompanied by Dr. Kaunda.

This year’s event also makes a launch for the preparation of the country’s 50 years of Independence in 2014.