Nakatindi Wina

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Nakatindi Wina
Minister for Community Development and Social Welfare
In office
1993–1998
PresidentFrederick Chiluba
Minister of Tourism
In office
1992–1993
PresidentFrederick Chiluba
Member of the National Assembly
In office
1967–1998
Personal details
DiedApril 5, 2012(2012-04-05)
Johannesburg, South Africa
NationalityZambian
Political partyMovement for Multi-Party Democracy
Spouse(s)Induna Sikota Wina
Children11
ProfessionPolitician

Princess Naganda Nakatindi Wina (died 2012) was a member of the royal family of Barotseland, and the first female member of the National Assembly of Zambia.

Early life

Princess Naganda Nakatindi Wina was born into the royal family of Barotseland, the granddaughter of King Yeta III of the Lozi people. Nakatindi was the daughter of Princess Nakatindi and Induna Yuyi Nganda; one of 11 children.[1]

Political career

Nakatindi Wina was elected as the first female member of the National Assembly in 1964,[2] as part of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) party.[3] She was then made Principle Private Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Social Development until 1968 and then to the Minister for Co-operatives, Youth and Social Development from then until 1973.[1] In 1992, she became a Minister herself when she was named as Minister of State for Tourism until the following year, when she became Minister for Community Development and Social Welfare until 1998.[2]

Controversies

During the early 1990s, there was a series of drug importation scandals related to MMD politicians. Steve Denning of the World Bank recommended to Frederick Chiluba, Presidents of Zambia, deal with the situation. Nakatini Wini was linked to the scandal by the Zambian press, but Chiluba refused to fire her, instead blaming the media for exaggerating the situation.[3] However, he then imprisoned her in 1998,[1] after she was linked to the 1997 Zambian coup d'état attempt. She was held in Mukobeko prison, where her husband, Induna Sikota Wina, stayed with her. He blamed politician Michael Sata for lying to Chiluba to point blame at Nakatindi Wina.[4]

In 2000, she called on women to boycott the African Union due to a lack of gender equality in the representatives; as each country was only required to include one woman as a minimum in representative groups. She said that the male leaders only wanted women to be "colouring flowers" in the Union.[2]

Health and death

In 2012, she was diagnosed with a heart condition and was transferred to a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. She died following an operation on 5 April 2012. Her son, Wina Wina, later thanked the South African authorities to allowing her to receive treatment there.[5]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Lozi". RoyalArk.net. Retrieved 4 November 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Akyeampong & Gates, Jr. 2012, pp. 164-165.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ihonvbere 1993, p. 229.
  4. "Sata should know this, declarations are not development". Zambian Watchdog. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Princess Nakatindi Wina has died". Lusaka Times. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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