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President Lungu saddened by Zambia’s loss of traditional leaders in recent months

Rural News President Lungu saddened by Zambia's loss of traditional leaders in recent months

President Edgar Lungu is saddened that the country has lost a number of traditional leaders in the recent months.

And the President has sent a message of condolences to Luapula Province Minister Nixon Chilangwa on the death of Chief Kasomalunga of the Unga people of Lunga District.

The President has lamented that the country is sad that Zambia is losing tradition leaders who are the custodians of culture.

In recent months, Zambia has lost Chief Nyamphande of the Nsenga people of Petauke, Senior Chief Ndungu of the Luvale people of Zambezi and Chieftainess Shikabeta of Rufunsa.

Luapula Province Minister Nixon Chilangwa announced on 20th April announced death of Chief Kasomalunga of the Unga People in Lunga District.

The Chief who passed on Saturday April 18th 2020 at Mansa General Hospital in Mansa District has served the Unga people for 58 years making him the longest – serving Traditional Leader in Luapula Province.

He was aged 93 at the time of his demise.


  1. flag Give the poor Zambians free surgical masks. And please not the useless PF masks but the ones like Lungu and Dora are also wearing

    Where is the story about Boman Lufyono causing a minibus driver to make an accident after a wild chase in Northmeads,

  2. Very sad indeed to lose our traditional leaders with their valuable knowledge. RIP to the Patriots. Meanwhile we can see from the comments above how evil and angry those in diaspora are. The article is talking about the unfortunate death of our leaders and some maggot is asking about economy. A lack of respect. It seems such behaviour is acceptable in diaspora. Well not in Zambia. Kz

  3. Death is the only natural cause of nature that can not be stopped…. what is there to be surprised about? Thats not what you are paid to be in state house for…

  4. Yes it’s of great concern that a number of Traditional Leaders have died in quick succession, some have died quite young as the case may be of Mama Shikabeta. But of greater concern are the wrangles that emerge afterwards. There are several chiefdoms that have remained without chiefs for longer periods because of succession disputes. Further, the institution of chiefs is slowly losing its relevance due to the delinquency of some chiefs. The manner in which they’re selling large tracts of land calls for us to redefine this institution. Some chiefs can longer be called custodians of customary land. Some are hooligans like the one in Chibombo. I think it’s about time we looked at this institution and possibly formulate a code of conduct for chiefs in order to restore its dignity

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