Alexander Grey Zulu

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Alexander Grey Zulu
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Born (1924-09-03) September 3, 1924 (age 99)
Spouse(s)Mary Zulu (married 1960–present)

Alexander Grey Zulu (born 3 September 1924) is a retired Zambian politician and freedom fighter. He is the last Secretary General of the United National Independence Party (UNIP).

Early life and education

Zulu was born in Chipata. He was subsequently educated at Munali Secondary School in Lusaka.[1]


Zulu was one of the 75 members of the National Assembly from 1964 until 1968 who constituted first Cabinet of Zambia elected in January 1964. After serving in several positions, Zulu was appointed Minister of Commerce and Industry 1964; Minister of Transport and Works 1964; Minister of Mines and Cooperatives 1965-67; Minister of Home Affairs 1967-70; Minister of Defence 1970-73; Secretary General of the Party (equivalent to vice president) 1973-78; Secretary of State for Defense and Security 1979-85; Secretary General 1986-1991.

Personal life

Grey Zulu with wife Mary

In 1959, Zulu, who was then manager at Kabwe Co-operative Society, met Mary, a school teacher. The two married in 1960 and together they have four sons and four daughters.[2]


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