President Michael Sata has sent a message of condolences to the Bemba Royal Establishment following the death of His Royal Highness, Mwine Lubemba, Paramount Chief Chitumukulu XXXV11 (37th) of the Bemba people. This is according to a media release from State House made available to the media this afternoon.

President Sata said it was with great sadness that he learnt of the death of Mwine Lubemba, Paramount Chief Chitimukulu Chilufya Mwango Chitapankwa III, who died at Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

The President described the late Chitimukulu as a true statesman who served his people and the country with distinction.

“I have no doubt in my mind that, this loss will be deeply felt not only by the Bemba Royal Establishment at Mungwi but by multitudes of Zambians both within the country and abroad,” President Sata said.

“On behalf of the people and the Government of Zambia, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the Bemba Royal Establishment for this deep loss. We pray that the Almighty God grants the royal family and the establishment fortitude and strength during this sad time.”

President Sata appealed to the Bemba Royal Establishment to promote peace and ensure harmony during the long year period of mourning.

The late Mr. Ackson Chilufya Mwamba ascended to the throne in 2007 and was officially recognised as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu on 7th May 2007 through Statutory Instrument No. 36 of 2007.

He became officially known as Chitimukulu Chilufya Mwango Chitapankwa III. Before he became Paramount Chief Chitimukulu, he served as Chief Mpepo of Mpika district.

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  1. Rest in internal peace Mwine Lubemba Chitimukulu Chilufya Mwango Chitapankwa III….

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  2. lets hope there is no succesion wizadry going on already. Abantu cant cease an opotunity to practice witch craft too bad. RIP.

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  3. wadingamuka mucaangu, tulye nkuku ackaa buzuba bwamembo, leta sautu yebo kaambo muni nguyina nobantu. Any way it meaans one thief gone, how i wished him alive to witnes the inaugration of King Lubosi in 30 days ttime.

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  4. MHSRIP. We will miss our beloved Paramount Chief of the Bemba Mwine Lubemba Chitimukulu Chitapankwa III. Rest in peace…

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  5. chabipa wemfumu yesu,ba mwango chilufya chitapankwa 3,mulale muchibote chamfumu yesu christu.

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  6. We mourn with the people of Northen province especially with the Bemba establishment at the loss of Paramount Chief Chitimukulu. MHSRIP. Complexity of succession will begin now that Mr Sata the all wiseman has his choice who he recently recognised as Senior chief fimo fimo. We shall observe with keen interest from Mr Sata who threatened chiefs with detronments forgeting presidency is temporal where as Chiefdom is for ever. RB tried it and is nomore, Sata has threatened chiefs in eastern province with dethronment and yet Sata has short peiod with his presidency and will also be nomore. We record events for future reference corrections.

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  7. Three things

    1. Ukwa has broken bemba tradition by ‘announcing’ the death of chitimukulu, its normally suppose to be a mystery for over a year before another one is chosen

    2.Ukwa can now appoint a PF compliant Chitimukulu, what a lucky man!

    3.Nkhosi-yamakosi despite kadoyo kunkhala pa mkhate is still strong and influnce, angoni bene-bene!

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    • Shuga, am made to understand that brain transplants are now possible. Exactly what you need.

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    • 1st before the thre things

      The chief made a mistake dying in hospital. apapene fyonse nisnhi fyalubana…… The chief must atleast die in his land if not Kwisano (palace). Coz the palace  or any place in his chiefdom in which he dies becomes a sacred place (ITEMBWE) which in case of a house ceases being such, and from which ICANI CANDILILA could be taken and be used for other traditional practices including Witch craft. Now imagine UTH becoming ITEMBWE.. Complicated!!

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    • Chisus Diva and West point, dalo-dalo, thats how you will rot in Namibia. Read a bit of history, you might grow up its not too late

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  8. Chabipa we mwaume wine wine, We walenya amafi ukwabula imisu, we wasontele ubukala kukabanga abakumasamba baimita,we wanyele imbalala shibili shausula ulubemba, We walambalike ubukala palibemba abantu bala abuka, we walelisha umunsoli nomunkoyo mukanwa ne shitima lyacebuka, Sendapo musula wanyangala, musula wama pompo.

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    • Whoever you are, taumfwa. Zambia cannot have another one like you and have peace. Wa mulumba sokulu.

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    • we ushi sunda chisunde sunde kano fye mu muntu, we walechofa ichinga pali bemba palefutuka no lukungu…sendama bwino

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    • Wasosa Kelukan nifyo fine we wakwesu. Lesa apale imfumu yesu Mwine Lubemba alale mu chibote. MHSRIP.

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  9. But why is the man hiding under Press releases.We want to ask him how many Indians offered to Invest in Zambia after that impromtu Investment visit/tour/Holiday/medical check up or Operation.

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    • Ugly Truth! You have reminded me of those visa forms at the airport. In this case, none was crossed out as all purposes of entering that country applied!!!!

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  10. Rest in Peace mwebene Lubemba. I hope Hakasaka is not ploting to take over the throne. he always want to thrive where others depart

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  11. Kelukan #22 are you Bemba? And is that the way you guys praise or are you just joking? Iam genuinely interested in Bemba tradition and would like to know whether what you have said is part of Bemba tradition or you are just being funny.

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    • Its true and very much alive and well in the bembaland and tradition we can explain what all that means. its no disrespect to our traditional leaders..

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    • Pillow Sofa, maalumbo Kelukan #22 alelumba no kutasha imfumu yabene, mwine lubemba. MHSRIP. There are actually so many of them used to praise chiefs and other senior dignitaries of the Bembas during an occurrence such as death of a celebration. And he was absolutely very good palilya ilumbo.

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    • Malumbo, no disrespect intended. Umulumendo alosha imfumu properly as per intambi sha ku lubemba. 

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  12. Chiefs don’t die. He has just moved to the next world. Evidence of this is the way he will be buried.

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  13. In as far as I’m concerned, Mwine lubemba chitapangwa Pramount Chief Chitimukulu is not dead untill the Bemba Royal establishment announces.

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  14. Awhy ddnt he ask mpezeni t o show him the long livefomula yaluta mfumu yanu amambala. Pepani ndiyo ni kolwe pa maliro!

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  15. My condolesences are with our Bemba brothers and sisters. Be strong and united. We can insult each other occasionally but the bonds that bind us together are strong. I loved the way the Chitimukulu, like our Litunga, stayed above the fray, aloof and dignified – unlike that kamankosi from kum’mawa, Mpezeni.

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  16. Sendamapo umutende Mwine Lubemba we wewalambalika ubwamba munshila, ponse baleipununakofye. Kalebalika kanabesa ba Chitampankwa.

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  17. was he great. quality or quantity. rest in peace boy. but your bemba boys are spoiling the nation….. tribalisim….. a shame. mybe the last bemba to be president of Zed. ……bye bye boy!

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  18. MHSRIP. It is a shame that some people are bringing in politics and tribalism. That’s why development eludes Zambia. This is death, we are supposed to be mourning, but shamless people find politics and tribalism in this. Any chief anywhere in Zambia can die – shud we politicise and tribalise the death of a chief. Shame to some Zedians!

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  19. RIP mwinelubemba… Great Kings die in peace people mourn in Peace.Bemba Kingdoms are the most stable,welcoming and intelligent Kingdoms..U really feel Zambian in their territories.

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