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Andy would’ve been proud

PRISCILLA MWILA, Parliament

ONE of the most eagerly-awaited voices in new Parliament was finally heard yesterday. Mutinta Mazoka, widow of the late United Party for National Development (UPND) founding president, Anderson, gave her third maiden speech in Parliament yesterday and could not help but invoke her husband’s name. It is understood. It is 20 years since the death of Mr Mazoka. Yet, in that time, the party lived on despite some turbulent times to be able to form government. At 72, Mrs Mazoka, who is a nominated Member of Parliament, is the oldest in the House. She believes her husband, who came close to winning the 2001 general election but lost out to Levy Mwanawasa, of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD), by a split percentage point, would have been proud to see the political party he helped to establish form Government. “This victory would have meant two things to my visionary husband,” she said. “It would have confirmed his long-held belief that we live forever when we allow others to complete our work. “When he helped to found UPND in 1998, he told us as a family that his desire was that the party should outlive him. So Andy would have been proud to see the party he helped to create form Government.”
Mrs Mazoka, who previously served as CLICK TO READ MORE




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