Mainza Chona


Mainza Chona was born in Monze, Southern Province, Zambia on January 21st, 1930 and is the Politician. At the age of 71, Mainza Chona biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1930
Place of Birth
Monze, Southern Province, Zambia
Death Date
Dec 11, 2001 (age 71)
Zodiac Sign
Author, Diplomat, Lawyer, Politician, Writer
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Mainza Chona Life

Mainza Mathias Chona (21 January 1930 – 11 December 2001) was a Zambian politician and diplomat who served as Vice President of Zambia from 1970 to 1973, as Prime Minister from 1975 to 1977, and from 1975 to 1980. He served as Secretary General of the United National Independence Party (UNIP), the United Nations National Independence Party (UNIP), from 1978 to 1981.

During the period of the One Party's Constitutive State (1973–1991), this position was the de facto second in command in Zambian politics. He has served in many government roles, including Justice Minister (1964-1968), Home Affairs Minister (1968-1989), and Attorney General (1978–1977).

He served as Secretary-General of UNIP from 1978 to 1981, as well as Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 1984 to 1989.

He served as Ambassador to France from 1992 to 1992.

Early life and education background

Chona was born in Nampeyo, near Monze, in the British colony of Northern Rhodesia's Batoka Province (which later became Southern Province, Zambia). Hameja Chilala (also known as Chief Chona) was his father. Nhandu (Chinyama), his mother, was one of his father's five wives.

Chona attended primary school in Nampeyo (founded at his father's request) and Chikuni (the Jesuit mission's headquarters). Chona converted to Catholicism in Chikuni. He completed his secondary education at Munali Secondary School in Lusaka in 1951 and then served as an interpreter at the High Court in Livingstone. Nevertheless, his aspirations had always been to be a lawyer.

Chona obtained a scholarship that took him to London in 1955, where he studied at Gray's Inn. In 1958, he was admitted to the bar. While in England, he met other African nationalists, including Harry Nkumbula and Kenneth Kaunda. Simon Zukas and Doris Lessing were also in touch with London-based White supporters of the nationalist cause. This was also when he took the name Mathias Mainza Chona by deed poll.