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Kuomboka To Take Place After 4 Year Absence

The people of Western Province will finally host the Kuomboka Ceremony for the first time since 2013.

Barotseland has been a political hot potato with the absence of the Kuomboka ceremony in the last few years linked to the political atmosphere in the country.

The people of Barotseland have been raising dust over matters of development and have even threatened secession from Zambia.
Currently there are dissenters that have been facing court action over matters of independence of Barotseland.

Western Province Minister Nathanel Mubukwanu said that the Kuomboka will take place on April 8.

He said that the water levels this year had compelled the Barotseland establishment to hold the Kuomboka ceremony this year.

The Kuomboka is the symbolic movement of the Lozi people from Lealui which is the wet capital to Limulunga which is on higher land.

Not even the appointment of Inonge Wina as Vice President has appeased the people of Western Province.

13 Comments

  1. Donqueen

    What has the appointment of one person whose husband and brother in law betrayed the people of Barotseland be viewed as an appeasement?This is adding salt to injury!

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  2. mambu

    Never politicize the traditional ceremonies. Just state the precise reasons for not holding the most and only prestigious and legal ceremony Zambia has ever seen. This ceremony earns our country foreign income as the Western and developed countries like Britain come to have a glimpse.

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  3. Ubuchushi

    Inonge wina and the westerners ar enermies bcoz doesn’t think and nt suitable to b a vice president,chinkote chingakambe vichani vanzelu?

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    • Tyson Bismark

      Amano taukwete,yua pipo making tribalism in da country,ulyangana cwani siole tuwe?

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  4. Native

    The reasons for not holding the ceremony were not political. Barotseland was officially in mourning but the migration was done quietly because it never stopped to rain at the appropriate times of each year.

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  5. Manga

    In 2014,we lost our mother Queen and as such we couldn’t celebrate.2015 and 2016 there was no water/flood .as you know kuomboka is to move out of wet to higher grounds when there z a flood. the ceremony unlike others depends on water availability/weather and does not happen anyhow. NOTE THAT.

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  6. mengmore

    Reporters plz try 2 report actual things and not trying to build political apathy,ninji mona kanshi echo ba myumina.

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  7. NASON

    Go ahead

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  8. Tyson Bismark

    Ubuchushi unani ngana yakunyelela mwandu,musibone koo,butali bwa fa meeto feela ni busholi

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  9. SITAMBO JOHN LOBE

    Let the people of Barotseland decide and give them freedom of exoression to decide what they want The PF regime has failled the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 while the former late Sata promissed to recognized the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 once in power and he never respected his own promises and continued to persecute the people of Barotseland untill he died then his former defence,home affairs,justice minister and FP general secreatry honorable Edgar Chagwa Lungu made also a fake promise of referendum in Barotseland which he never respected and he is continuing persecuting people of Barotseland and with arbrirary arrestations of Barotseland leaders,activists and separatists what we need is justice and freedom of expression in Barotseland and freedom of all Barotseland political prisonners: Edgar Lungu you must free Akafumba Mombotwa and his coacuse from Zambian prisons before the Kuomboka ceremony otherwise we will never stop fighting for our independance from Northern Rhodesia

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  10. Chitamawe

    Serious move on BRE n holding ov de prestigious Kuomboka cudn’t b concentrated on at de same tym. Serving two masters.

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  11. SITAMBO JOHN LOBE

    SITAMBO JOHN LOBE
    March 16, 2017

    Let the people of Barotseland decide and give them freedom of exoression to decide what they want The PF regime has failled the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 while the former late Sata promissed to recognized the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 once in power and he never respected his own promises and continued to persecute the people of Barotseland untill he died then his former defence,home affairs,justice minister and FP general secreatry honorable Edgar Chagwa Lungu made also a fake promise of referendum in Barotseland which he never respected and he is continuing persecuting people of Barotseland and with arbrirary arrestations of Barotseland leaders,activists and separatists what we need is justice and freedom of expression in Barotseland and freedom of all Barotseland political prisonners: Edgar Lungu you must free Akafumba Mombotwa and his coacuse from Zambian prisons before the Kuomboka ceremony otherwise we will never stop fighting for our independance from Northern Rhodesia

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  12. Gabriel

    Kkkkk OK we company the commoners thanks

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