Kaunda votes in Zambia election

President Kenneth Kaunda on Tuesday called for peace as he cast his ballot in elections marred by rioting.

 “This is an extremely important occasion when Zambia is organising itself in a decent way. That decency must be exhibited in the way we behave,” Kaunda told journalists

“We must continue with the peace and democracy,” the 87-year-old said.

Kaunda ruled Zambia from independence in 1964 to 1991, when he lost to the late Frederick Chiluba in the first multiparty elections.

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