Former President of Zambia, Frederick Chiluba, who died 18th of June, is put to rest in Lusaka, Zambia. President Rupiah Banda, who had declared seven days of National mourning, led the mourners. 27th June 2011
A picture story depicting the burial of Zambia's former president Frederick Chluba who died on 18th June 2011 and was put to rest in Lusaka, Zambia on 27th June 2011. The state funeral that begun in the morning with a church service was attended by foreign diginitaries that included President Joseph Kabila of Democratic Republic of Congo, Former presdent of Tanzania Benjamin Mkupa, and Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsavangirai with that country's Vice president.
President Rupiah Banda who had declared seven days of National mourning led the mourners. Zambia's first president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda whom Chiluba suceeded in 1991 also attended the burial procession. Dr. Chiluba ruled Zambia upto 2001. He died at his house in Lusaka and he leaves behind a wife Regina and nine children. The cause of his death have not been made public but Dr. Chiluba had a heart and kidney complication since 2006. Dr. Chiluba's will be remembered for having re-introduced multi-party democracy in 1990.