No politics at Kulamba ceremony for Chewa people

Wearing of political attires at this year’s Kulamba ceremony which takes place on Saturday at Chewa Royal Establishment in Katete district of Zambia has been banned.

Malawi opposiiton leader Lazarous Chakwera , his wife  witnessing the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people last year in the event's cloth

Malawi opposiiton leader Lazarous Chakwera , his wife witnessing the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people last year in the event’s cloth

Publicity Committee member, Lukas Phiri said on Friday.

“We will not hesitate to send away anybody seen putting the party attire, this is a complete traditional event,” said Phiri.

Phiri said Paramount Chief Kalonga Gawa Undi has said the Chewa Royal Establishment will not allow wearing of political attires at the ceremony to avoid adulterating the purpose of the ceremony.

He said the establishment has learnt in the past that mixing culture with politics especially during campaign periods could trigger differences among political rivals.

Phiri  said once political differences occur at ceremonies, the purpose of the cultural event is defeated.

He said the establishment wanted to strongly uphold the purpose of the ceremony and not to create a campaign stage for politicians.

Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, which is cerebrated annually, takes place this Saturday in Katete district at paramount chief Kalonga Gawa Undi’s Mkaika palace.

During the ceremony the chiefs give reports to Kalonga on  various issues.

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19 thoughts on “No politics at Kulamba ceremony for Chewa people”

  1. Che Ngana says:

    A Lomwe Amapita Kukakumbutsana Ndikulimbikitsana Pa Zachikhalidwe Chao Ngati Alomwe Samapita Kukalamba Munthu.Leave Mlakho For Lhomwes And Kulamba For U.Palibe Mu Lhomwe Yemwe Amakhumbira Kapena Nditi Kulakalaka Kukhala Mchewa Sindikukhulupiliranso Kuti Alipo Mchewa Yemwe Amafuna Kukhala Mu Lhomwe.A Lhomwe Alibe Nazo Ntchito Za Kulamba Sizikuwakhuza Chirichonse.Ur Organisers R Not The Mulakho Organisers.Pangani Zanu Musamaphulike Mkabudula Ndi Mtundu Wa Amzanu.

  2. Chizeleza Ngwira says:

    Kkkkkkkk shame Mlakho wa Angulu

  3. Zachisoni Phiri says:

    Good culture place rules not the copied culture like !!

  4. Alungwana says:

    Alomwe should learn this.

  5. mtichimwitsa says:

    Thumbs up wena tenganipo phunziro

  6. Angozo says:

    Kodi alomwe mulibe supreme leaders eti? That is why you act like wild dogs.

  7. Mmalawi says:

    Ngati Ndife Amozi ,mfumu Imodzi ,why Tikumathamangitsana Mmaiko,ndipo A Gawa Akuchitapo Chani?Zikhalidwe Zizindikire Kuti Zili Ndi Udindo Okweza Maiko Athu.Tisamangoononga Ndalama Muzikhalidwe Pamene Abale Akusowa Ndi Ya Machesi.Ma Project Ali Phwi Mmaiko Koma Kusakaza Ndalama In The So Cod Culture,

  8. Thats gud mr organizer politics not gud in the evets like this me as a chewa I am comfortable with the distion

  9. Bwantasa says:

    Mwamva inu Alakho????!! I am sure even alomwe a serious dint want to be part of ulakho because they support other political parties and ulakho = udiphiphi (kodi a Ntaba alipo by the way?) Its too late to depoliticise ulakho .. Bravo Achewa!!!

  10. CHiMbanu says:

    I was surprised oneday in France i met a guy from CONGO who told me his name was GAYIRENI MASAMBA.

    I Asked are you from MALAWI ??

    HE SAID NO; WHY??His name sounded more like chewa you know ??
    I THINK THERE ARE STILL SOME CHEWAS REMAINING THERE !! I CONCLUDED TO MYSELF !!

    HI

  11. wa ku Mitchesi kuja!!!! says:

    This edict is from the supreme leader Undi himself, abale inu. It’s not from MCP.
    So do not give the party any credit for this move. MCP is the worst party in this country when it comes to mixing party and civic affairs. Since the days of Kamuzu; he’s the guy who started this practice.

  12. akweni says:

    zoona miyambo simafunika kumaphatikizana ndi ndale.Alomwe mutengerepo phunziro

  13. rough masambara says:

    Separation of entities at its best I hope mulhakho and DPP will follow suit

  14. koma kumeneko says:

    Its too soon indeed

  15. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Kukhala kuvina o’kang’wing’wi, vimbano, chim’nthali. Koma ochewa!

  16. xxxxx says:

    Good move

  17. nam'bwibwi says:

    This is the way to if the so called cultural groups are to survive. Am a lomwe by tribe,original lomwe but I’ve never been at chonde to celbrate mulhako cause am not a DPP supporter.

  18. Thief Nkhongoigwa says:

    History tells us that the Chewas came from DRC in Katanga province,now why don’t we hear of any Chewas from that region?…..or does it means all the Chewas left DRC?..School me plz

  19. Professor Bakili Muluzi says:

    Whilst here in Malawi, mulhakho wa alhomwe and DPP, there is thin line of seperation infact they are one. Thats why once DPP is dead, that will mark the end of mulhakho wa alhomwe and its too soon.

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