George Kunda

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George Kunda
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Vice President of Zambia
In office
2 November 2008 – 23 September 2011
PresidentRupiah Banda
Preceded byRupiah Banda
Succeeded byGuy Scott
Personal details
Born(1956-02-26)February 26, 1956
Luanshya, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
DiedApril 16, 2012(2012-04-16) (aged 56)
Lusaka, Zambia
Political partyMovement for Multi-Party Democracy
ChildrenHoward, Georgina, Marion, George, Godfrey, Chiluba
Alma materUniversity of Zambia
ProfessionAttorney

George Kunda (26 February 1956 – 16 April 2012) was a Zambian lawyer and politician who was Vice-President of Zambia from 2008 to 2011. He served under President Rupiah Banda until their party's loss to Michael Sata's party.

Life and career

The son of a miner, Kunda worked as a lawyer before entering politics. He did not compete in the 2001 parliamentary election, but gained one of the eight appointed seats in Parliament. President Levy Mwanawasa appointed him Minister of Justice and Attorney General in 2002.[1]

In May 2010, Kunda claimed that homosexuality could lead to "sadism and Satanism".[2]

On 16 April 2012, Kunda died of a kidney failure.

References

  1. Simon, David J.; Pletcher, James R.; Siegel, Brian V., eds. (2008). "Kunda, George". Historical Dictionary of Zambia. African Historical Dictionaries. 106 (3rd ed.). Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-8108-5305-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. The Economist magazine. May 29th, 2010 edition. Article "A well-locked closet". p. 62.
Political offices
Preceded by
Rupiah Banda
Vice President of Zambia
2008-2011
Succeeded by
Guy Scott