Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Traditional leaders meet HH after attending funeral of Prince Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi


President Hakainde Hichilema expressed his honor at hosting traditional leaders from Eastern Province who had traveled to South Africa to represent Zambia during the funeral service of Prince Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi. Prince Buthelezi was a prominent South African politician and Zulu prince who served as the traditional prime minister to the Zulu royal family from 1954 until his passing in 2023.

President Hichilema highlighted the historical connection between Zambian traditional leaders and the Zulu Kingdom, which led to the decision to send Paramount Chief Mpezeni, Senior Chief Nsefu, Chief Jumbe, Chief Madzimawi, Chief Maguya, and Ambassador George Zulu to attend the funeral service.

During their courtesy call, discussions centered on the importance of collaboration in improving the livelihoods of Zambian citizens and fostering national unity. President Hichilema reaffirmed his commitment to consulting with traditional leaders, acknowledging their vital role in bridging the gap between the government and local communities.


  1. Mpezeni has spoken, address two issues: The mealie meal price and FISP. Eastern province receives rain early and it’s not clear whether government will distribute FISP or loans. Mtolo Phiri wants those talking about FISP to be arrested for treason. From where did these people come?

  2. Some pronouncements made in the recent past are worrying to say the least. Within a very short period we have heard how the ball game will change they’ll start twisting people’s throats. Later we heard that our enemy number one are P-F and Fred (do they know the consequences of labeling one as an Enemy , especially in the eyes of kaderz?). where are we going to end up as a country. In the meantime cost of living is escalating everyday. We need prayers and leadership period!

  3. Not traditional leaders ….editor its…. ‘Traditional leaders from the Eastern Province’ and the former Board Chair for the defunct DBZ should have been in the delegation as well

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