16 November 2012

Zambia: Sata Strips Mumba of Kalindawalo Chieftaincy

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has withdrawn the recognition of Everson Mumba as Senior Chief Kalindawalo of the Nsenga people in Petauke District.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah announced the withdrawal in a statement released in Lusaka yesterday.

The withdrawal is according to Statutory Instrument No. 77 of 2012 dated November 14, 2012.

President Sata has since directed Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister, Nkandu Luo to travel to Petauke District in Eastern Province and convene a meeting.

The President has given seven days within which Professor Luo should meet all Nsenga chiefs and traditional elders to decide the way forward on the Kalindawalo chieftaincy.

Last month, during the Tuwimba traditional ceremony, senior chief Kalindawalo appealed to the Government to intervene in the wrangle surrounding his chieftaincy.

Nine of the 10 Nsenga chiefs had shunned the ceremony which was held at the palace while last year, the majority of the Nsenga chiefs boycotted the annual event because of continued differences.

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