The magnificent 12 foot Freedom Fighter statue in Lusaka, Zambia was unveiled on the tenth anniversary of independence in 1974, by the President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda.
The statue honours all Freedom Fighters and symbolises the breaking of chains of colonialism. Today, the statue has taken on its own history and is said to be of Zanco Mpundu Mutembo.
Mutembo a Zambian protestor was imprisoned and told that if he couldn't break free from his chains, he would be shot. Extraordinarily, he managed to break the chains. The monument is the centre point for Africa Freedom Day celebrations on the 25th May, each year.
The statue is depicted on all denominations of Zambia’s currency, the Kwatcha, such is the importance of the statue.