Anderson Mazoka

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Anderson Mazoka
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Died24 May 2006 Edit this on Wikidata

Anderson K. Mazoka (22 March 1943 – 24 May 2006) was a Zambian politician and President of the United Party for National Development (UPND), a leading opposition party.


Mazoka was born in Monze. He attended Union College, where he graduated in 1969 with a degree in mechanical engineering. For his senior thesis, Mazoka designed and built a wind tunnel in 10 weeks. The tunnel, whose construction attracted attention from the media, filled the basement of the college's Science and Engineering department and would be used for three decades.[1]

In the presidential election held on 27 December 2001, he finished second behind Levy Mwanawasa of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) party, winning 27.2% of the vote.

On 24 May 2006, Mazoka died from kidney complications in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was 63 years old. He was succeeded as leader of the UPND by Hakainde Hichilema.[2]

He was married to Mutinta and had three children with her: Mutinta, Pasina and Anderson Jr. His eldest daughter Macenje was from his first marriage to Zenobia Lewis.


  1. ^ "Mazoka '69, former Zambian presidential candidate, dies" (Press release). Union College. June 2, 2006. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  2. ^ "Zambia's opposition leader Mazoka dies in S. Africa". Reuters. 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2006-06-04.[permanent dead link]

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