Mutharika to preside over installation of controversial Kapoloma chieftaincy

President  Peter Mutharika is expected to preside over the installation of Mavuto Ahmed Gowelo as Traditional Authority Kapoloma in Machinga district on Saturday,  December 6,  despite the ongoing controversy and wrangling over the rightful heir to throne.

Margret Adini.. Something fishy

Margret Adini.. Something fishy

State House statement says Gowelo — a nephew to the late chief— is replacing late Kamulanje Kamala who died on 2nd November, 2006 and was laid to rest on 3rd November, 2006.

A wrangle over Kapoloma chieftaincy has been raging between two royal families that have been alternating the chieftaincy over the years as per their arrangement.

Nyasa Times has been informed that until 2006 the Kapoloma chieftaincy has been peacefully rotating between the two royal families of Akung’ando and Asina.

But the disagreements started in soon after the death of reigning chief Kapoloma ‘Kamulanje Kamala’ of Akung’ando clan.

Following the differences Senior Chief Kawinga of Machinga called for an in house meeting to resolve the misunderstandings.

The meeting held on January 1, 2008 was chaired by the then Sub Chief Nkoola who is currently on the helm of Senior Chief Kawinga, confirmed that chieftaincy has been rotating between  the two daughters of Anjuwalelo who are Akung’ando and Asina.

The minutes of the meeting sourced by the Nyasa Times, shows that Akung’ando family has ruled thrice while Asina family has rule twice hence their turn to have the throne now.

A High Court ruling dated October 16, 2014 delivered by Justice Dustan Mwaungulu determined that Mavuto Ahmed Gowelo of Akung’ando clan is the right heir of the chieftaincy.

But reacting to the ruling Margret Adini of the Asina clan who has been an interim chief since 2008 sounded ignorant of the ruling. Adini said her clan knows nothing of the development as they have not yet been saved with ruling.

“My brother, am hearing it from you and only that I received a phone call from Senior Chief Kawinga informing me that I should cease acting as TA Kapoloma saying the court has ruled that the right heir to the thrown is Gowelo,” said Adini.

Adini questioned the grounds in which the presiding judge referred to, saying as per traditional procedure the chieftainship belongs to Asina clan as is the status quo.

“I know that there is something fishy which is being played around, because there is no way the court can rule that Mavuto Gowelo is the right heir to the Kapoloma chieftaincy.

Adini also added, “Had it been that I have enough money I would have consulted the legal experts and challenge the ruling at the supreme court of appeal and am pleading with gender activists especially the feminists to come in and fight against these hypocrites,” Adini told Nyasa Times.

Adini has since asked the authorities to look into the matter with sober minds before it get out of hands.

In his remarks, Senior Chief Kawinga, denied calling Adini saying he also received speculations that the court has ruled against her.

“No, I have never called Mayi Adini on this issue but I am just hearing  rumours that the case has gone in that way and as I am talking now I have not yet been served with the court ruling,” Senior Kawinga told Nyasa Times.

Senior Chief Kawinga has also been accused of bringing confusions in Traditional Authority Chikweo of Machinga on the chieftaincy wrangle. However when Nyasa Times wanted to hear more from Gowelo, he cut the line after our reporter introduced the topic to him.

Machinga District Commissioner Reinghard Kaweta Chavula admitted that her office has been saved with the ruling.

“My office has been served with the court ruling which is favour of Mavuto Gowelo on the grounds that Gowelo comes from the royal family of Kapoloma and is well known and also Akung’ando clan has more people compared to Asina,” Chavula said.

Chavula said her office was yet to submit the ruling to Adini saying they have delayed because it was first served to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

“I believe there is someone behind this who is manipulating the issue and want to rob the chieftaincy from me for the reasons best known to him. They are taking advantage of my financial position and that I am a lady,” she said.

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18 thoughts on “Mutharika to preside over installation of controversial Kapoloma chieftaincy”

  1. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF THE 9 NINE POLICE OFFICERS WHO HAVE DIED ON APM’S CONVOY AFTER THE FUNCTION

  2. Cydrick Mgunda says:

    Go on Peter!! Ngakhale munyoze president mungovutika ufumu uvekedwa basi mfitinu mung’omboka m’maso ndi majerasi anuwo. Kani pakhomo pakakhala njala bambo sayenda? Mudzichita ngati munapita ku sukulu osamangolowetsa ndale zilizonse.

  3. Clinton says:

    Ameneyo nde Bakili. Inu m’maona ngati pofika Kamuzu kumuika secretary general wa MCP anawona chani mwa Bakili? Mmene uzizandikira APM kuchenjera kwa tate limeneli uzakhala uli chagada. Mark my words!!

  4. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    Number 9 a court ngati anena why is it that the concerned parties at the Centre of controversy know nothing about the court ruling? Fatsani mumva wina ataon zakuda

  5. Bob says:

    What do you expect from z controversial leader?

  6. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    iWE PETULO UNKANYOZA JB KUTI AKUNGOKHALIRA KULONGA NDI KUKWEZA MAFUMU. NAWENSO LERO WAYAMBA ZOMWEZO? BULLSHIT PRESIDENT

  7. Ma battery a mlakho says:

    Peter Mutharika must just resign.Ntchitoyi yamukulira.Malawi realy on autopilot.

  8. Mtumbuka wa chiyao says:

    Apa zachidziwikile kuti APM akufuna kusangalatsa Chair. Why waste money kukaonela kulonga ufumu when the country is facing economic hardships? I thot ndi Ntchito ya Minister of Local Govt. Koma zilipo ku Malawi

  9. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    MTHALIKA MUST CONCENTRATE ON REAL MATAS IN MW NOT THIS.PETER COME OUT FROM YO COCOON ANDSORT DE MESS AT JUDICIALY

  10. Zainno says:

    Kodi mukufuna APM aweluzenso nkhaniyi? mesa akhothi anagwilapo ntchito yawo . Anthu ena mumakhala ngati anzeru koma muli mbuli. Wina akuti kupite chilima kumeneko mwayiwala kuti ndi udindo wake president. Kumazitsata zinthuzi APM akungokwanilitsa iye angatani ngati akhothi anena

  11. mohammed malinga macheya says:

    chilungamo chake ndi choti banja likalowa ufumu lalikulu ndiye mfumuyo akamwalira banja laling’ono liyenela kulowa.Apa zikuwonekelatu kuti alipo amene wanyambita kasugar kuti asokoneze mgwirizano wawo anthuwa.Koma MSILAMU ndi imaan

  12. Tate wa matate says ; says:

    Bwana Present tamakhalani ndizinthu zake zokaonekera mpaka kupita kuufumu sikampenitu imeneyi , mmalo momapita nzipatala koma inu kikikikikikiki kumaufumu sinthani. Maufumu azilongana mafumu okhaokha, mwasowa chichita ?

  13. vindere says:

    Pakanakhala kuti palibe makobili bwezi Achawa awiriwa sakulimbilana ufumu umenewu. Yavuta apa ndi Dollar basi.

  14. mlomwe wachitonga says:

    chilungamo chikutisowa paMalawi pano. Ambuye atithandize.

  15. UFUMU, WHY NOTE CHILIMA, MINISTER, PS, DIRECTOR , MP OR EVEN DC.

    KUFUNA KUWONNGA CHUMA UKU.

  16. Penu says says:

    KAWINGA IS NOT RIGHTFUL PERSON TO SOLVE THIS CHIEFTANCY DISAGREEMENTS.

  17. Clueless leadership says:

    A Malawi lidala mwati akaphwanya malamulo?
    Ndimayesa ndi a Law Professor?
    Nanga zuukhala bwa?
    Kkkkkk
    Clueless leadership.

  18. Kadakwiza says:

    Chiefgate, kkkkkkkkkkkk

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