This book examines the former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda's political philosophy and practice, and considers the conflicting views of the man and his policies - moralist or collaborator with South Africa, practitioner of realpolitik or promoter of peace. The author compares Kaunda with Mugabe, and assesses their respective contribution to the fight against apartheid in South Africa as well as the general effect of their policies on the region. The author also considers the moves towards multi-party democracy in Zambia which eventually led to Kaunda's removal from office.
Introduction; in search of Kaunda; a brief history of South African regional policy; Zambian foreign policy response; four images of Kaunda - towards and intellectual history of foreign policy; the fifth image - Kaunda as mediator; the comparative dimension - Kaunda and Mugabe; morality, power and the twisting path; a postscript - the end of it all. Appendices: a research note; the Lusaka manifesto (April 1969); address by the President Comrade Dr Kenneth David Kaunda at the opening of the 25th National Council of the United Nations Independence Party at Mulungushi International Conference Centre, September 24-29 1990.