Chief Mpezeni Dancing
Chief Mpezeni Dancing

The Zambian High Commission in South Africa says Paramount Chief Mpezeni IV and Paramount Chief Mwata Kazembe are expected to visit Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Zulu Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), in South Africa, following the death and burial of his wife.

Paramount chief Mpezeni IV of the Ngoni people of Eastern Province will together with Paramount Chief Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people of Luapula Province visit the bereaved Prince, in South Africa.

Princess Irene Buthelezi, 89, who passed on recently, was married to Prince Buthelezi for 69 years, before she met her demise, following an illness.

This is contained in a press statement released by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.

Ms Nyawali said the traditional leaders will lead a Zambian delegation that will include Deputy Secretary to Cabinet, Christopher Mvunga and His Royal Highness Chief Maguya.

She further stated that the delegation will visit Prince Buthelezi at his Ulundi palace in KwaZulu-Natal to deliver message of condolence and offer moral support

She also stressed that Zambia and South Africa have over the years enjoyed close cultural ties which saw Prince Buthelezi grace this year’s Ncwala ceremony of the Ngoni people.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Zambia has 4 Paramount Chiefs, these being Litunga, Chitimukulu, Mpezeni and Gawa Undi. So when did Mwata Kazembe become a Paramount Chief? Condolences to Prince Buthelezi

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    • Read your History, or social studies in primary schools to know that Kazembe is a gazetted Paramount Chief.
      The only thing is there’s no connection.

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  2. Tuchawa , you go to South Africa to mourn someone you dont know and most probably never met in their life time. Anyway its all about allowances and Funeral Tourism.

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    • Ndimwe atambwali imwe!!Mukamba dzinthu zamene simuziba bwino!!You don’t know history. You are just yapping to attract attention. Mpezeni is directly related to Butelezi. Organize your history books and find the roots of Mpezeni before expressing your ignorance on social media.

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    • They are African, so they are relatives by default. You are the problem with some Zambians; good will come out of this.

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  3. at 89 years and married for 69 years meaning they started ntweno 20years then you go pay tribute hmmm..its normal that at 89 people need to rest its ONLY few that go beyond 89 like KK AND MUGABE

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  4. Nothing sinister here. Even in Zambia, out of good understanding, people attend funerals of the dead even when there is no relationship. This is what makes us Africans unique in comparison to some races out there on this earth. One Zambia One Nation.

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  5. Buthelezi, Mwata Kazembe and Mpezeni were all at Ncwela ceremony this year and they discussed a number of issues, meaning that they at least know each other

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  6. I meant Ayatola @ 1 Mwata is not paramount chief but senior chief, he reports to Chitimukulu in Kasama. I agree with Ayatola thumbs up to you, you know the history of our country.

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    • Mwata Kazembe reports to Paramount Chief Mwata Yamvo in DRC who is his father by relationship.

      Chitimukulu is Chief of the Bemba and Mwata is not Bemba by any means. Just read the article and you will see the tribe Mwata Kazembe presides over.

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    • Chitimukulu has no relationship with chiefs in Luapula. They aren’t even his tribe like most of you think.

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  7. WE LUCK KNOWLEDGE OF SELF AS AFRICANS, SOME ONE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE MWATA KAZEMBE REPORTS TO SURE….BUT WE KNOW MORE ABOUT EUROPEAN HISTORY THAN OUR OWN….GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND READ OF THE MWATA YAMVO KINGDOM THEN COME BACK HERE.

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