By Spy Uganda
Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president who led his country for 27 years and championed Africa’s struggles against apartheid and HIV/AIDS, yesterday died at the age of 97.
“KK” as he was popularly known, was being treated for pneumonia at the Maina Soko Medical Centre, a military hospital in Lusaka.
“I am sad to inform (members) we have lost Mzee (the old man). Let’s pray for him,” his son, Kambarage, said on the late president’s Facebook page.
Meanwhile, TheSpy Uganda has got for you ten famous quotes that will be remembered from Kaunda.
1.The power which establishes a state is violence the power which maintains it is violence the power that eventually overthrows it is violence.
2.War is just like bush-clearing, the moment you stop, the jungle comes back even thicker, but for a little while you can plant and grow a crop in the ground you have won at such a terrible cost.
3.Ambition never comes to an end.
4.This great son of the world, Madiba, showed us the way. Whether you are white, black yellow or brown you are all God’s children, come together, work together and God will show you the way.
5. The moment you have protected an individual, you have protected society.
6.The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is a great force leading to change.
7.The power which establishes a state is a violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.
8.The drama can only be brought to its climax in one of two ways — through the selective brutality of terrorism or the impartial horrors of war.
9.Passive resistance is a sport for gentleman (and ladies)-just like the pursuit of war, a heroic enterprise for the ruling classes but a grievous burden on the rest.
10.When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.