Hakainde, who leads the largest opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), enjoyed the backing of 10 opposition parties at the Thursday polling under the banner of the UPND Alliance.
Results from 31 of the country’s 156 constituencies has Hichilema in the lead with 449,699 votes to President Edgar Lungu’s 266,202.
TN forest dept builds Zambian style 'chilly fences' to block wild tusker Rivaldo from entering Vazhaithottam village
Local resident Nigel Otter from Indian Project for Animals and Nature has proposed this idea to the forest department to control the movement of Rivaldo.
Both the leaders had passed away last month.
Kaunda came to prominence as a leader of the campaign to end colonial rule of his country, then known as Northern Rhodesia, and was elected the first president of Zambia in 1964.