26 February 2013

Zambia: This Year's Nc'wala Was Best, Says Chief Madzimawe

CHIEF Madzimawe of the Ngoni-speaking people has described the just ended Nc'wala traditional ceremony as one of the best in terms of organisation.

Chief Madzimawe, who is the grandfather of the Ngoni paramount chief, said he was impressed with the organisation of the annual event.

The traditional leader said culture was a unifying factor among ethnic groups in any country and it was good that a number of traditional chiefs met at the ceremony.

Chief Madzimawe said this year's ceremony was unique because the Ngoni people celebrated the life of late Paramount Chief M'Mbelwa Zwangendaba Jere who dedicated his life to promoting unity among the Ngoni people.

The late chief died in Malawi and was buried on February 17 at Edingeni in Mzimba area.

Chief Madzimawe said this year's traditional ceremony was also unique because the Ngonis celebrated the 30-year reign of Paramount Chief Mpezeni.

Chief Mpezeni paid tribute to the Litunga of Western Province for sending senior Indunas to the ceremony.

The paramount chief was happy that the Litunga was able to send Induna Imandi, Induna Muyumbana, Induna Noyo, Induna Yutanga, Induna Likubangwa and Induna Anananga.

"I feel encouraged to work with the Litunga for the development of West-East cooperation," Chief Mpezeni said.

Eastern Province police chief, Grace Chipalila said this year's ceremony was incident free.

The ceremony was also attended by Chipata Central Member of Parliament (MP) Reuben Mtolo and his counterpart for Luangeni Charles Zulu.

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