Sunday, June 16, 2024

Zambia’s High Commissioner Elias Munshya Presents Credentials to New Zealand


Dr. Elias Munshya, the new High Commissioner of Zambia to New Zealand, presented his Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame Hellen Winkelmann, Administrator of the Government of New Zealand, at a ceremony held at Government House. The event marked his formal accreditation as the High Commissioner of Zambia to New Zealand.

Dr. Munshya highlighted that President Hakainde Hichilema’s administration is committed to strengthening the economic ties between Zambia and New Zealand. He emphasized the importance of bilateral relationships and expressed his enthusiasm to explore potential opportunities for cooperation.

In response, Her Excellency Dame Hellen Winkelmann acknowledged the longstanding warm bilateral relationship between the two countries, despite the distance between them. She expressed her pleasure in receiving the Letters of Credence on behalf of His Majesty The King of New Zealand.

Furthermore, Dame Winkelmann noted that both New Zealand and Zambia share a commitment to sustainable agriculture. She highlighted that New Zealand has already partnered with the Zambian Government on a dairy project that focuses on improving milk quality and productivity among smallholder farmers in Zambia. The US$7.5 million project is an important part of the New Zealand’s aid program.


  1. Thats my man! Unlike HH he is not ashamed of his culture. He is the kind of African man the world needs to see. You cant allow people to colonise you and colonise your mind too. The colonisers have to be shown that you are proud of who you are not of who they want you to be.
    Dr Munshya you have made my day! HH’s cabinet is full of colonial master wanna-bees. That colonial suited cabinet doesnt inspire our youth. You are very inspiring. And just look at those Maoris. They have been invaded and conquerred but from their dress they tell you they arent defeated.

    • Allow me to explain something about siziba. Actually the siziba attire is a replica of the kilt worn by men in Scotland, so I am not very sure about calling it our traditional dress. Perhaps we could call it our adopted traditional dress, so let’s know our history. If you know the history of the Lozi and the British that shouldn’t surprise you at all. In the same vein the Litunga’s majestic regalia worn during the Kuomboka is an outfit of a British knight. Having said that I am open to other views on the subject.

    • Kekekeke, but Elias littole sana, didn’t I tell you that they have appointed a lunatic for ambassador? Why Australia gets Zambian amashilu?

  2. During the friendly showdown, I see their Maori in a Piupiu skirt facing off with our Lozi donned Sibiza outfit.
    The Dr. showcases the Zambian culture by choosing the skirt as his distinct identitifying attire abroad.
    A Bemba married to a Lozi, and an ardent anti tribalism campaigner, he has impressed and won many hearts. Congratulations Amb. Munshya and ‘Amb.’ Mucholo.

    • Don’t lie man. We never wore clothes. Twalefwala imibinde. Animal skin and matepo (ama bula). You talk bad on my beloved president. Even me I will ware a suit not that Lozi attire. Inferiority complex. We are living in a global world.

    • “Global World” doesnt mean we should all wear a uniform dictated by Europe. That is exactly an exhibition of inferiority complex because you are scared of being on the world stage in your traditional attire. There are no people whonever wore clothes. The question is WHEN?

  3. Aluta continua Munshya! This is fantastic! Now can you please spearhead the battle to delete those white people’s wigs from your profession?
    They are degrading. And other African countries have ditched them. Please wake up Zambia’s colonised lawyers.

    • Bwana prime minister, perhaps you need Munshya’s photochromic spectacles to clearly see the noose hanging on the press-aid’s neck of highcolour matrix

    • Kikikiki You missed my message. My question is rhetorical. Precisely saying that you dont need to hide national or traditional identity so that it can only be seen with “photochromic spectacles”. That is timidity. It is not associated with culture. Culture is very much in your face because it is an identity. British culture has been so much in our faces that we all now think it is ours. In other words we envy it and seek to use it at the expense of our own.

  4. Munshya is a comedian since he accepted that position after campaigning yet stating that he had a successful law firm and didnt need a job from HH. That’s a great attire though but he should have lost the sunglasses if his specs are photochromic I let him off.

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