THE misunderstandings between Chewas and Nsengas has deepened with the former claiming that the later should not bury the heads in the sand over the straight forward history of the link between Chewas and Nsengas.
Chewa Royal Establishment Spokesperson Chief Chanje said in a statement yesterday that the Nsengas should not expose their ignorance and failure to understand their own history by rushing to the media and offend Paramount Chief Kalonga Gawa Undi as they have stayed peacefully in the past.
He said there was no need for the Nsenga Chiefs and other young boys to respond to Kalonga Gawa Undi’s complaint during the Kulamba Ceremony because the message was not directed to them but to Government.
He said the Nsenga chiefs should not insult Kalonga Gawa Undi as the history was readily available and clear in the High Court and Supreme Court that Gawa Undi was the creator of Senior Chief Kalindawalo’s chieftaincy.
Chief Chanje said all chiefs under Senior Chief Kalindawalo were under the leadership of Kalonga Gawa Undi as per history.
He said the correct Senior Chief Kalindawalo according to both the High and Supreme Court was Mndikula and not Michael Sangu.
Chief Chanje alleged that Chief Mumbi of the Nsenga of Petauke was among four counsellors who were only recognised after recommendation by Kalonga Gawa Undi as per tradition.
“In Kalonga Gawa Undi’s kingdom in Zambia, there were only four counsellors among who Mumbi and Mwanya were part of the four until when Kalonga Gawa Undi recommended to Government to consider recognising the counsellors to be traditional leaders,”he said.
According to Chief Mumbi’s sentiments in the Post Newspaper of Monday said that the Nsenga chiefs met in Nyimba and resolved their problems of Senior Chief Kalindawalo.