The historic wedding of Mzimba Crown Prince will take place as scheduled on April 12 despite a short fall of MK7 million on the project budget of MK15 million.
“We are set for the wedding and it’s important that people come in large numbers,” a member of the Publicity Committee organizing the wedding, Moses Mkandawire said.
He said the money is needed to cater for transport, food and other logistics.
“We have invited all political parties, the private sector and people of good will. We are not discriminatory,” Mkandawire said.
Crown Prince Mkhosi Zwangendaba Jere, eldest son of late Paramount Chief Mmbelwa IV, will wed his sweet heart Beauty Munthali at his Edingeni Headquarters in Mzimba District.
Mkhosi will take over the throne and will addressed as Inkhosi yamakhosi Mmbelwa V
However, Mkandawire put on a brave face when he briefed journalists in Mzuzu on the progress of the wedding describing the MK7 million deficit as ‘inconsequential’.
“We have faced financial setbacks because we have just raised MK 8 million. Nevertheless, we are optimistic that we will reach the target because we still have outstanding pledges. We would like to applaud Malawians for their generous contributions so far to this important event,” he said.
Mkandawire said the organizing committee has also produced a special cloth for the wedding emblazoned with portraits of Crown Prince Mkhosi Zwangendaba Jere and Beauty Munthali.
“This cloth in being sold in all major cities throughout the country at MK1,000 per metre. We hope people will also support us by buying the cloth. This is not a mere wedding because it is largely contributing sustenance of the Ngoni culture,” he said.
Plans indicate the royal couple will undergo a number of wedding ceremonies, including a Church ceremony officiated by the Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP at the Edingeni CCAP Church, and the main traditional Ngoni culture reception at Edingeni grounds.
The dress code at the church will be formal while at the reception it will be the traditional Ngoni attire for both men and women. An official cloth/wrapper, going at MK1,000 per metre, has been produced and is on sale at strategic points across the country.
A prior Ngoni traditional ceremony involving that ensures all dowry and traditional matrimonial marriage exchanges have undertaken place, the Chibiza, will be completed a day before the wedding day per Ngoni culture.
For pledges, the organising committee opened an account: M’Mbelwa Wedding Fund, Account Number: 1001122092. National Bank of Malawi. Henderson Street Service Centre. Blantyre, or effecting transfers via Mo626, Internet Banking or direct bank transfer.
Key members receiving receipted contributions and pledges are Ken Mthuzi on 08 88 828 972 and [email protected]; Luis Sibande on 08 81 505 120 and [email protected]; Moses Mkandawire on 09 99 865 718 and [email protected]; and Dean Lungu on 09 99 952 275 and [email protected]Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :