First Lady of Zambia

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First Lady of Zambia
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Mutinta Hichilema

since 25 January 2015
Inaugural holderBetty Kaunda
Formation24 October 1964

The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia, is an unofficial title and position traditionally held by the wife of the president, concurrent with his term of office. The position of the First Lady is unofficial and carries no official duties. Ladies, besides their private role as spouse, has been as host and organizer in State House. She organizes and attends official ceremonies and functions of state either along with or in place of, the president.

List of first ladies



Image Born/Died First Lady Term start Term end President

(Spouse, unless noted)

1 Betty Kaunda (cropped).jpg (1928-2012) Betty Kaunda[1] 24 October 1964[1] 2 November 1991[1] Kenneth Kaunda
2 (born:1953) Vera Tembo 2 November 1991 2000

(divorced in 2001)[2]

Frederick Chiluba
- - No First Lady 2000 2 January 2002
3 Maureen Mwanawasa.jpg (born:1963) Maureen Mwanawasa 2 January 2002 19 August 2008 Levy Mwanawasa
4 (?-?) Thandiwe Banda[3] 29 June 2008 23 September 2011 Rupiah Banda
5 Christine Kaseba.jpg (born:?) Christine Kaseba 23 September 2011 28 October 2014 Michael Sata
Acting Charlotte Scott.jpg (born:1963) Charlotte Scott 28 October 2014 26 January 2015 Guy Scott
6 Esther Nyawa Lungu.jpg (born:1961) Esther Lungu 26 January 2015 24 August 2021 Edgar Lungu
7 Mutinta Hichilema.png (born:?) Mutinta Hichilema 24 August 2021 Hakainde Hichilema

See also


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