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Royal establishment announces Chief Makasa’s death officially

Rural News Royal establishment announces Chief Makasa’s death officially

The Bemba Royal Established (BRE) has officially announced the death of Chief Makasa of the Bemba speaking people in Mungwi district.

BRE Spokesperson James Mulenga also known as Washanga Impika Shalubemba told ZANIS in an interview today that the traditional leader died on Monday 7th April at his palace in Mungwi.

He said the traditional leader who died at the age of 95, served as Chief Makasa for a long time and positively contributed to the development of the Chiefdom.

Mr. Mulenga revealed that the death of Chief Makasa is a big blow to the Bemba land and the country at large.

“We have lost a great leader who was passionate about serving his people,” said Mr. Mulenga

Meanwhile the BRE spokesperson has expressed disappointed that people started circulated the news about the death of the chief on social media before the official announcement was made.

He said it is against the Bemba culture and tradition for people to start announcing the death of the chief before an announcement is made.

He said only the Mwinelubemba through his spokesperson can announce the death of the chief.

“I am warning those on social media that what you are you doing is against the traditions of the Bemba’s. When a chief dies the only person who has the power to announce his death is Paramount Chief who sends me (Washanga) to announce to the public. I was very surprised that before I could go and announce the news was all over social media so I hope this would not repeat” he said.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson has disclosed that burial arrangements for the late Chief Makasa would be communicated later after consultations.

“The Chiefs have now started coming and once they decide on the burial date we will communicate to everyone through the normal channel” he said.

11 COMMENTS

  1. I SUGGEST YOU STAY IN YOUR VILLAGE AND DONT TELL THE WHAT TO DO
    HE IS NOT ONLY YOUR CHIEF ……. STOP ACTING LIKE THE PATRIOT FOOLS Pff

  2. “…the BRE spokesperson has expressed disappointed that people started circulated the news about the death of the chief on social media before the official announcement was made.
    He said it is against the Bemba culture and tradition for people to start announcing the death of the chief before an announcement is made.
    …only the Mwinelubemba through his spokesperson can announce the death of the chief.
    THIS IS WHY CYBER LAWS SHOULD IN FORCE AND REGULARLY AMENDED SO THAT THEY MAKE LAW AGAINST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DEATH OF CHIEF BY UNAUTHORISED INDIVIDUALS.

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  3. @wise timing
    CYBER LAWS YOU TALK TRASH A DEATH IS A DEATH AND PEOPLE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO KNOW IMMEDIATELY NOT WHEN THEY DECIDE
    EVERY AFRICAN PRESIDENT THE DEATH ANNOUCEMENT IS ALWAYS DELAYED WHY ???
    WE IN THE MODERN WORLD NOW ACT ACCORDINGLY OR GO BACK TO YOUR VILLAGE

  4. They could only announce after they finish drying him.
    That tradition of barbecuing a dead chief to dry… is terrible and should stop.

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