Yao tribesmen clash, two groups emerge       

The Yao tribesmen have clashed with the formation of two  heritage groups all claiming  to be  preserving their culture, similar to what former Malawi president the late Bingu wa Mutharika, formed – Mulhako wa Alhomwe .

Magombo: Ndamo sya Yao is still active

Magombo: Ndamo sya Yao is still active

Recently, a  group calling itself  ‘Chiwanja cha Ayao’ literary meaning an Association/organisation for the Yao, was announced  but another group  Ndamo Sya Yao which went into hibernation has said it is existing.

“The group is in full existence and active,” the group’s secretary Martha Magombo told Nyasa Times.

She said Ndamo Sya Yao will launch soon and its chairperson remains Steve Shabani.

But Chiwanja cha Ayao spokesman Rev. MacDonald Sembereka told Nyasa Times that that the group’s main purpose is to “preserve, promote and nurture the Yao values and norms among those who call themselves such and the upcoming generations.”

He said the process has taken years but now “a more united independent interim committee was formed on 6th September 2014 headed by chairman Dr. Allan Chilimba who is deputised by Alhaji Twaibu Lawe.

But Magombo  accused Sembereka of “dividing the Yao People probably for personal gain as one tribe cannot have two parallel heritage groups.”

She said: “I wish to remind the Reverend Sembereka and the public that Ndamo Sya Ayao was fully registered and has its Constitution as such it is not necessary to have another grouping.”

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33 thoughts on “Yao tribesmen clash, two groups emerge       ”

  1. Tengupenya says:

    The department of culture has not satisfied the heritage concerns for various ethnic tribes, hence the need for the tribes themselves to nurture their heritage. No worries here. Even intra tribe splits will come up when intra tribe diversities are not satisfactorily represented. This is normal in a community that is differentiating its roots to the grain fibers!

  2. Ma says:

    These groups are what lead to nepotism by Bingu and we are continuing to other tribes. .ndi izi Yao against Yao, Muona later Shia Vs Sunni in Malawi that’s how it starts especially chipembezo cha Hule mohamed ichi okwatira ana a 9 years achina Aisha….

  3. Keen Observer says:

    Interesting copy cats, Bingu was a genius . The old man could think.

  4. IF IT IS TRUE THAT THE FIRST GROUP IS DEAD OR WAS DEAD, WHY COMING OUT NOW,

    THINK TWICE, OR JUST JOIN THE OTHER GROUP.

  5. The Patriot says:

    The Yaos and Lhomwes were the last tribes to enter Malawi in 1838, just before the British! They both came from Mozambique!

  6. Mdzukuru says:

    Is Ndyamo sya ayao alive, heard of it over 2 years ago and no activity since. Maybe the Ayawo tribe needs a vibrant group that can bring the yao culture active. Nothing wrong in forming a new group.

  7. nenazako says:

    the first group is indeed dead why coming out now? The first group must accept if they want request they join the other group.

  8. Nkambako says:

    A MAGOMBOWO NI WAKUSALATU! NDIKALOWA KU NDAMOKO BASI. I HOPE NDI MISS OSATI MRS.

  9. THEfirst group is completely dead. Being registered is one thing and staying lively is another. Magombo has shown shallowness in understanding and appreciating progress. The new grouping is also still on paper and has blundered in electing a senior politician.

  10. achanguti says:

    chemwali kusalala ambe Kambala basi tusimane pa whattsapp

  11. katangs says:

    Comment nambala 17 ya Yaotribemen ndiyopusa kwambiri! Iwe “kumaso” umakudziwa? Ndi chipongwe choopysa kuwafunsa Mai Magombo za “kumaso” kwao mmalo mwa nkhope yao! Wao wangaumbala eti?

  12. palibe kanthu says:

    eeeeeeeeeeetu

  13. Nihoriya says:

    Matrilineal system is not only a disorganisation but Biblically & Quranically wrong. Sit down & trace your lineage will find the following: bambo Spokes apita kwa na Kaliati nabereka mwana wamwamuna nayeso apita kwa na Banda nayeso abereka mwana wamwanuna apita kwa Thebulo. Akatamangisidwa alowera kuti? Pepani a Tumbuka mungawanyoze koma ali ndi kwao kwenekwene kodalirika. Mpake apa tikuwona mzimayi akuyankhula nkhani za amuna. Shame for the divisions along Shia & Sunni sects. In the next world please follow patrilineal system used by all civilised societies except yours. (Joke). All sysems have merits & demerits

  14. Yaotribemen says:

    Marther Magombo nanga kumasoko bwanji asisi?

  15. Chengolopiyo says:

    Comment ya Bophani is out of place: you can’t compare inconsequential intra-tribal quarrels with Rwandan genocide. It’s all clear that these cultural groups are platforms for milking government money, especially given that they acquire visibility during campaigns. I think I should create a new tribe consisting of my wife, my second wife, my third wife and their children.

  16. bk says:

    5 you are useless brother, in our Northern Kingdom we like peace, we won’t fight while we knw we belong in one family, get out with you “fuckin” mlhako. Tell your President his big balls are not 4ever.

  17. bk says:

    D you are useless brother, in our Northern Kingdom we like peace, we won’t fight while we knw we belong in one family, get out with you “fuckin” mlhako. Tell you President his big balls are not ever.

  18. Mkuluzado says:

    #5 Mind you sinkhani yonyozana mitundu apa please withdraw your sentiments. Kuti tinene za atumbuka apa ndiye simuothera. Tiyeni ngati a Malawi tiwathandize anzathuwa kuti zawo ziwayendere. Kuvutika kwa Ahlomwe / A Yawo tonse tikhudzika nawo. Thats Malawian Heart. Koma ukapitiliza tibwenzanso nafe

  19. CHAVULA says:

    MLINDAFWA IS DONE EVERY YEAR SINCE THE TIME INDEFINIT ( NKHAMANGA KINGDOM) AT THE USUAL PLACE, BOLERO. WITH FUNDS RAISED LOCALLY. NO CASHGATE PRESIDENT CONTRIBUTION.

  20. Daniel Phiri says:

    Zanuzo ife ku Nyasa Republic tili chete.Munawona kuti komwe mwamuna amakwatiwa? Taziwona kwanu konko zi anthu zopanda midzi zitsiru.

  21. Venezuela says:

    Mgulu limeneli muona ambiri atajoine ndi asinganga kkkkkkkkkkk ndi matelala kkkkkkkk komanso azilonda mwa amwenyemu

    1. gogo says:

      Mwandiseketsa koma ndine muyawo. Chuma ndiye lekani cha mavenda. Tiona

  22. Alqaida says:

    Dont 4get dat alqaaida is alqaaida dont talk ch….. Here

  23. vindere says:

    Alomwe musatinamizepo apa kuti simukangana. Nthawi ya campaign siinu munakhapana kwa Goliati chifukwa choti ena amasapota PP and not DPP. Mind you, all arguements by Lomwes always ends or results into violence unlike other tribes.You don’t think with your brains you people but always with your Balls that’s why you are too Barbaric. If u don’t like my comment sue me.

  24. vindere says:

    No.5 Tumbukas are just Tumbukas. They don’t form stupid cultural organisations like Mulhako wa Alomwe, Ndamo sya Yao or Chiwanja whatever you call them.These organisations are here just to milk government coffers because they become very active when DPP or UDF are in Government and when not ,they just fade away or die a natural death.Foolish Pumpkinhead.

    1. Babanibanamphoyozauka says:

      kwithu yiriko Mugona pa muhanya

  25. jumujum says:

    chiwanja cha Ayao ndi ndamo sya Yao zikusiyana pati. musatichititse manyazi zonsezo ndizofanafana. Khala pansi mugwirizane chimodzi.

  26. Abiti Mtila says:

    Dyela. Kufunatu popangira cashgate pamenepa. Ngati mukukangana nokhanokha mkumati federal system ingatheke pamenepa? Ndiye muziti Alomwe kuzikonda munaonapo alomwe akukangana? Ayao ndi atumbuka zanu ndi zimodzi. Selfishness!

  27. Che jumo says:

    Zachamba don’t firm ya grouping to benefit from them..no to name a ya a yao no to chi wanja cha ayao we are just yaos

  28. Bophani says:

    Chiyambi chogalukilana a Malawi, zioneka kutsogoloku. Remember Rwanda?

  29. pesipanyasa says:

    The Patron for Ndamo sya a Yao is Mrs Banda, if she was genuinely forming the group for the love of the Yao Culture let her reign in Macdonald Sembereka and ask him to dissolve this new group and join the group which has its Constitution in place and is duly registered! By the way doesn’t “Ndamo” sounds more Yao than “Chiwanja”? Pajatu ku Mangochi kuli Chiyao cha chi Likoma whose dialects can be traced with the people who came to Fort Johnston with the Missionaries from Likoma to establish a Mission at Malindi and Chiyao cha ku Yao(Lichinga, Mocambique) so be very careful

  30. Tilipo says:

    Where are the Chiefs? I suggest we here from the paramount or Senior Chief or whoever exist as top Chief for the Yao.
    Get the Reverend, Mr, Miss, Mrs, Dr, Out!
    Yao is very rich with tradition and has more chiefs.

    1. gogo says:

      Dont promote undesirable traditions. Kuphunzitsa ana zakugonana.Choonde musinthise.

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