Famous Zambian Leaders

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Kenneth Kaunda
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Birthdate: April 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chinsali, Awemba North, Northern Rhodesia
Died: June 17, 2021

Kenneth Kaunda is a Zambian former politician. He served as the first president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. A major figure in Zambia’s struggle for independence from British rule, he became the first president of independent Zambia. As the president, he implemented many educational and economic reforms to accelerate the rate of modernization in the country.

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Michael Sata
(Politician, Trade unionist)

Michael Sata
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Birthdate: July 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mpika
Died: October 28, 2014

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Rupiah Banda
(Former President of the Republic of Zambia)

Rupiah Banda
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Birthdate: February 13, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gwanda

Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda is known for his efforts to reduce corruption. Born in Southern Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe, he was sponsored by a preacher and later studied at the Rusangu University in Zambia. He made headlines when he married his second wife, who was 30 years his junior.

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Levy Mwanawasa
(Member of Parliament)

Levy Mwanawasa
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Birthdate: September 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mufulira
Died: August 19, 2008
Levy Mwanawasa was a Zambian politician who served as the third president of Zambia from 2002 until his death in 2008. His presidency was marked by a campaign, which was initiated by him, to eliminate corruption in Zambia. His anti-corruption drive attracted the interest of many foreign investors, which played a major role in improving the economic conditions in Zambia.
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Frederick Chiluba
(Politician)

Frederick Chiluba
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Birthdate: April 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: June 18, 2011

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Inonge Wina
(Politician)

Inonge Wina
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Birthdate: April 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Senanga, Northern Rhodesia

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Victoria Kalima
(Politician)

Victoria Kalima
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Birthdate: October 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: June 11, 2018
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Esther Lungu
(Politician)

Esther Lungu
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Birthdate: June 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zambia

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Charlotte Harland Scott
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Birthdate: November 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, England

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Nkandu Luo
(Scientist)

Nkandu Luo
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Birthdate: December 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chinsali, Zambia

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Mainza Chona
(Zambian Politician)

Mainza Chona
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Birthdate: January 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monze
Died: December 11, 2001

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Margaret Mwanakatwe
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Birthdate: November 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northern Rhodesia

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Thandiwe Banda
(Educator)

Thandiwe Banda
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Zambia

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Dora Siliya
(Politician)

Dora Siliya
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Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia

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Christine Kaseba
(Physician)

Christine Kaseba
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Zambia

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Sylvia Masebo
(Politician)

Sylvia Masebo
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Birthdate: March 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zambia

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Maureen Mwanawasa
(Politician)

Maureen Mwanawasa
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Birthdate: April 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kabwe, Zambia

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Brenda Muntemba
(Diplomat)

Brenda Muntemba
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Birthdate: July 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: March 19, 2019

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Edith Nawakwi
(Politician)

Edith Nawakwi
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Mwenzo, Northern Province, Zambia

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Vera Tembo
(Politician)

Vera Tembo
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Birthdate: July 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zambia

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Chileshe Kapwepwe
(Secretary General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa)

Chileshe Kapwepwe
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Birthdate: July 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)

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Jean Kapata
(Politician)

Jean Kapata
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Birthdate: December 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zambia

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Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika
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Birthdate: July 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Senanga, Zambia

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Princess Kasune
(Politician)

Princess Kasune
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Birthdate: November 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kabwe, Zambia

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Nakatindi Wina
(Politician)

Nakatindi Wina
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Birthdate: February 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zambia
Died: April 5, 2012

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Catherine Namugala
(Politician)

Catherine Namugala
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Birthdate: January 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Isoka, Zambia

Senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

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Gwendoline Konie
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Birthdate: October 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia
Died: March 14, 2009

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Nakatindi Yeta Nganga
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Birthdate: 1922 AD
Birthplace: Lealui, Northern Rhodesia
Died: 1972 AD

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Mutumba Mainga
(Politician)

Mutumba Mainga
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Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Zambian

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Sylvia Bambala Chalikosa
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Birthdate: March 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zambia

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Gladys Nyirongo
(Politician)

Gladys Nyirongo
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Birthdate: November 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Unknown

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Besnat Jere
(Politician)

Besnat Jere
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Birthdate: May 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zambia
Died: June 7, 2020

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Joyce Nonde-Simukoko
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Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zambia