Rupiah Banda

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Rupiah Banda
Rupiah Banda in 2021 (cropped).jpg
Banda in 2021
4th President of Zambia
In office
29 June 2008 – 23 September 2011
Acting: 29 June 2008 – 2 November 2008
Vice PresidentGeorge Kunda
Preceded byLevy Mwanawasa
Succeeded byMichael Sata
Vice President of Zambia
In office
9 October 2006 – 2 November 2008
PresidentLevy Mwanawasa
Preceded byLupando Mwape
Succeeded byGeorge Kunda
Personal details
Rupiah Bwezani Banda

(1937-02-19)19 February 1937
Gwanda, Southern Rhodesia
(now Zimbabwe)
Died11 March 2022(2022-03-11) (aged 85)
Lusaka, Zambia
Political partyMMD
Spouse(s)Hope Mwansa Makulu (Dec.)
Thandiwe Banda
Alma materAddis Ababa University
Lund University
Wolfson College, Cambridge

Rupiah Bwezani Banda (19 February 1937 – 11 March 2022) was a Zambian politician. Banda was the President of Zambia. He served as president from 2008 to 2011.[1]

Banda died of colon cancer on 11 March 2022 in Lusaka, Zambia almost one month after his 85th birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zambian VP takes charge", Reuters (International Herald Tribune), August 20, 2008.
  2. Zambia's former president Rupiah Banda dies aged 85