10 things you didn’t know about Frederick Titus Jacob Chiluba

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  1. Frederick Titus Jacob Chiluba was a Zambian politician who was the second President of Zambia from 1991 to 2002
  2. He was born to Jacob Titus Chiluba Nkonde and Diana Kaimba and grew up in Kitwe, Zambia.
  3. Chiluba has married twice.
  4. Frederick Chiluba did his secondary education at Kawambwa Secondary School in Kawambwa, where he was expelled in the second year for political activities.
  5. He became a bus conductor, and later a politician due to his charismatic personality.
  6. He worked as city councilor before becoming an accounts assistant at Atlas Copco, and rose in his rankings, in Ndola where he joined the National Union of Building.
  7. Frederick Chiluba and his second wife, former First Lady of Zambia Vera Tembo, with whom he had nine children, divorced in 2000 after thirty-three years of marriage.
  8. In 1990, soon after UNIP gave up its monopoly on power, he helped form the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), and became its presidential candidate in the snap 1991 election called as part of the deal that ended one-party rule.