Mundia Sikatana

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Mundia Sikatana
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Died June 14, 2012(2012-06-14) (aged 67)
OccupationPolitician, diplomat, lawyer

Mundia Sikatana (6 March 1938 – 14 June 2012; Lusaka) was a Zambian politician, diplomat and lawyer.[1][2]

Career

In 2002, Siktana was appointed as the agriculture minister. He and his government faced widescale media condemnation for banning genetically modified maize donations during a widescale famine in 2002.[3] Upon the re-election of President Levy Mwanawasa in 2006, Sikatana was appointed foreign minister on 9 August 2006. On 22 August 2007, the former ally of Mwanawasa was fired as foreign minister with Mwanawasa citing Sikatana's declining health.[4] However, on 3 September, Siktana refuted that claim, citing instead his reputation as an anti-Mugabe politician and Mwanawasa's better relationship with Mugabe following his appointment as head of the Southern African Development Community.

He trained as a lawyer and during the one party rule by the first president Kenneth Kaunda, Sikatana championed the cause for justice and the respect of human rights.[1]

References

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Preceded by
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Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister of Zambia
2002-2006
Succeeded by
Ben Kapita
Preceded by
Ronnie Shikapwasha
Foreign Minister of Zambia
2006-2007
Succeeded by
Kabinga Pande