George Kunda

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George Kunda
Vice President of Zambia
In office
2 November 2008 – 23 September 2011
President Rupiah Banda
Preceded by Rupiah Banda
Succeeded by Guy Scott
Personal details
Born (1956-02-26)February 26, 1956
Luanshya, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Died April 16, 2012(2012-04-16) (aged 56)
Lusaka, Zambia
Political party Movement for Multi-Party Democracy
Alma mater University of Zambia
Profession Attorney

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[edit]

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 heart attack.

References[edit]

  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. 
  2. ^ The Economist magazine. May 29th, 2010 edition. Article "A well-locked closet". p. 62.