Frederick Chiluba
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Frederick Chiluba

President of Zambia
Male
Born Apr 30, 1943
Hometown Kitwe
Died Jun 18, 2011
Death Place Lusaka
Political Party Movement for Mult...
Religion Pentecostalism
Nationality Zambian

Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba was a Zambian politician who was the second President of Zambia from 1991 to 2002. Chiluba, a trade union leader, won the country's multi-party presidential election in 1991 as the candidate of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), defeating long-time President Kenneth Kaunda. He was re-elected in 1996.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1943 Birth Born on April 30, 1943.

THIRTIES

1981 38 Years Old Chiluba went on to win the chairmanship of the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). He and several leaders in ZCTU were detained in 1981 by President Kenneth Kaunda for calling a wildcat strike that paralyzed most of the Zambian economy. … Read More

FORTIES

1987 44 Years Old In 1987, he successfully withstood challenge to his chairmanship of NUBEGW that would have put his ZCTU position in jeopardy.
1990 47 Years Old In 1990 he helped form the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), a party that, with Chiluba as its presidential candidate, went on to successfully challenge Kaunda's rule in the 1991 elections. … Read More
1991 48 Years Old …  Chiluba, a trade union leader, won the country's multi-party presidential election in 1991 as the candidate of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), defeating long-time President Kenneth Kaunda.

FIFTIES

He was re-elected in 1996.
2000 57 Years Old Frederick Chiluba and his first wife, former First Lady of Zambia Vera Tembo, with whom he has nine children, divorced in 2000 after thirty-three years of marriage. Tembo has gone on to pursue a political career of her own, becoming MMD Chairperson for Women's Affairs, being elected to the Zambian Parliament, and becoming deputy Minister of the Environment in 2006.
2001 58 Years Old 1 More Event
As he was unable to run for a third term in 2001, former Vice President Levy Mwanawasa instead ran as the MMD candidate and succeeded him.
2002 59 Years Old 1 More Event
He stepped down at the end of his term on January 2, 2002, and was replaced by Levy Mwanawasa, his one-time vice-president. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2003 60 Years Old After leaving office, Chiluba was a target of Mwanawasa's campaign against corruption: in February 2003, he was charged along with his former intelligence chief, Xavier Chungu, and several former ministers and senior officials, with 168 counts of theft totalling more than $40m. … Read More
2006 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2006, Chiluba was flown to South Africa for medical attention for a heart condition. … Read More
2007 64 Years Old 1 More Event
On 4 May 2007 he was found guilty of stealing $46m (£23m) in a civil case by a UK court. … Read More
2008 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2008, the government announced that it had recovered nearly 60 million dollars in money and assets allegedly stolen during Chiluba's presidency. … Read More
2009 66 Years Old 1 More Event
After leaving office, Chiluba was the subject of a long investigation and trial regarding alleged corruption; he was eventually acquitted in 2009. … Read More
2010 67 Years Old Chiluba announced in January 2010 that he was supporting Banda for re-election in 2011, while also criticizing the main opposition leaders. … Read More
2011 68 Years Old Chiluba died on June 18, 2011, shortly after midnight. … Read More
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