Who is Jethro Mutti?
Jethro Mukenge Mutti, was a Zambian politician who between the years 1964 to 1975 served as Member of Parliament, Ambassador, Minister and Member of the Central Committee under the ruling party UNIP led by Kenneth Kaunda. He died on 18 January 2013 after suffering from aspiration pneumonia following a series of mini strokes and poor health in the last few years of his life, linked to his tetraplegic condition.
Not in favour of the "one party democracy" policy adopted by UNIP, Jethro Mutti resigned from office in April 1975 to become a business man. A few months after his resignation in September 1975, he was involved in a serious road traffic accident which left him with severe spinal injuries. He was transferred from the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka and flown to Lodge Moor Hospital, Sheffield, UK for specialist treatment. After 6 months of treatment and rehabilitation at Lodge Moor hospital he returned to Zambia beginning life as a tetraplegic.
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- May 3, 1934
on July 23, 2013
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