Mulhako wa Alhomwe eastern region in festive party

The eastern region chapter of Mulhako wa Alhomwe, a cultural grouping which counts President Peter Mutharika among its members,  gathered together in Liwonde, Machinga district to share experiences of the year 2015.

Mulhakho wa Alhome: This is how we eat our traditional foods

Mulhakho wa Alhome: This is how we eat our traditional foods

Pondani: We wanted to celebrate together as a family

Pondani: We wanted to celebrate together as a family

Speaking to Nyasa Times, Anderson Pondani, Eastern Region Chairperson of the Cultural grouping said the get-together of its members is a sure sign that Lhomwes in Malawi love each other.

“We wanted to celebrate together as a family and share our own experiences after working the whole year building the grouping in the Eastern Region,” said Pondani.

Pondani said he is happy that most of the Lhomwe people are now speaking openly their language unlike in the past where people were afraid to speak in public.

“When we gather like this we showcase a number of things like the type of food we eat, type of dances we dance,” Pondani said.

Speaking on the same, Maching District Chairperson of Mulakho John Kambulani saluted late President Bingu wa Mutharika for spearheading the formation of the tribal grouping.

The Liwonde event was spiced by traditional Lhomwe dances and a variety of foods they eat.

The Lhomwe people originated from Mozambique and settled in the southern part of Malawi. Others settled in Zomba but most of them settled at the foot of the Mulanje Mountain.

The group came in 12 various groups some of which are the Amilauani, Amanyala, Amatha, Alikhukhu, Amalivothi and the famous Angulu.

The Lhomwes have various cultural aspects which distinguish them from other ethnic groups. Some of these are their dances which include Soopa, Malathu—a dance done by elderly women, selebwede and the chinamwali dance.

The group is also known for its famous plant gondolosi. This plant is said to be of great significance in a man’s sexual life as it helps him to be strong and good in bed. Yums is also another plant which is cherished and eaten by the Lhomwe.

According to the administrator for the Mulhako heritage, Muchanakhwaye Mpulaka, at their headquarters in Chonde, various Lhomwe aspects are showcased.

Some of their houses (Namulukuwa), moulded pots and plates, traditional medicine (Gondolosi), ancient clothes and bows and arrows (Mithungo). –Additional reporting by Green Muheya, Nyasa Times.

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12 thoughts on “Mulhako wa Alhomwe eastern region in festive party”

  1. Mwamuna sakalamba says:

    Kodi mbalemo akudya chiyani anthu amenewa? Nkhope zawo zooneka zadyera. Mtundu uwu udandilaka ine. Momwemo poti tonse ndi a Malawi

  2. kalipinde says:

    Why kutukwana. that’s freedom of association as enshrined in the constitution of Malawi. Gathering can be be done anywhere withinthe boundaries of Malawi. What a fuss Lhomwes are malawians protected the very same laws the self a claimed superior tribes of the country are protected with. Why attacking cultural groupingso of others.

  3. “Pondani said he is happy most of the Lhomwe people are now speaking their language openly unlike in the past where people were afraid to speak in public” My question is , who stopped you from speaking your language in public. Were you getting prosecuted from speaking your language? It is either you were plain stupid or you suffer from an inferiority complex syndrome.

  4. Thobwa says:

    This is good news. But cocacola,since when became a Hlomwe drink???

  5. Israel says:

    Coca-Cola not your traditional drink makape inu.

  6. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    This article contains serious errors. I can’t take it anymore.
    For example, “Angulu” is NOT a grouping: rather a derogatory term, whose use was despised and discouraged by the ALhomwe Assiciation way back in the 1950s if not earlier.
    Furthermore, there is no such grouping as “Amilaulani” (Amihavani?), “Amanyala” (Amanyawa?). These kind of errors actually do a disservice, by misinforming.

  7. Yes says:

    Amihavani, Ammeto, Amalokotera who were very stubborn group of alhomwe etc
    Angulu anali amazon zedi

  8. muderanji says:

    munapita ku machinga on program yakuzipezera malo. lero mwatasa mpaka muhkakho. dzipitani kwanu angulu inu

  9. Chingwe cha mbuzi says:

    Kodi MTHUBULO UKUPEZEKA.

  10. ngongoliwa says:

    Completely useless gathering

  11. chimwene says:

    Proudly Lhomwe. Ahlopwana! Mkinuhliwa muhru ne eyakhuhlo aka nahli mano.

  12. Green Grass says:

    Reduce on gondolosi consumption you people and stop breeding like rabbits. No wonder you now want to start land invasion Zim style.

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