8 January 2013

Angola: Presumed Robbers of Cultural Artefacts in Huambo Caught

Caála — Four citizens who are the presumed robbers of cultural artefacts that belonged to the Chingulula centre, in Caála Municiplality, central Huambo Province, have already been caught, informed Monday the local culture department head, Joaquim Wanacambi Itepo.

Speaking to ANGOP, the source explained that with this action of sabotage the culprits have showed that they are against the traditional principles of the area and the symbols of traditional power, which he called Acocotos.

"These citizens, who we think are involved in the robbery of the cultural artefacts, are Seventh Day Adventist Church faithful who do not believe in the traditional values of the Umbundu people (...)", he stressed.

Meanwhile, the Municipal Administration of Caála has already created a commission that comprises members of the local administration, traditional authorities and National Police officers to look into the situation of the mentioned centre, since it has been worrying the chieftains.

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