17 June 2021
Our party learned with regret and sadness today of the death of former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda. He was an African freedom fighter and a friend of The Bahamas, dating back to the Pindling era.
President Kaunda paid an official visit to The Bahamas in 1977 at the invitation of former Prime Minister Lynden Pindling and again for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) in Nassau in 1985.
He was a strong voice for Pan Africanism. He was a stalwart supporter of the anti-apartheid cause. He is part of that liberation generation which includes among others Mandela, Nyerere, Nukrumah, Lumumba, Mugabe and Machel.
On behalf of the Leader of our party Philip Davis and Mrs. Davis, Deputy Leader Chester Cooper and Mrs. Cooper, our Parliamentary Caucus, officers and members, we extend condolences to his family and the people of Zambia.
May he rest in peace.
1986 photo of the special meeting of the Commonwealth on South Africa with Margaret Thatcher (UK), Lynden Pindling (The Bahamas), Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia), Rajiv Ghandi (India), Brian Mulroney (Canada), Sonny Ramphael (Secretary General), Robert Hawke
(New Zealand) Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe).