Chewa Heritage denounces parallel group Bwalo la Achewa of Chief Lundu as patron

Chewa Heritage Foundation (Chefo) has denounced the establishment of a parallel grouping trading under the banner Bwalo la Achewa Foundation, whose patron is controversial and politically biased  Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa in the Southern Region.

Chefo executive members led by its secretary general Richard Mdyetseni addressing a news conference

Chefo executive members led by its secretary general Richard Mdyetseni at a news conference on Thursday  in Lilongwe said the formation of  Bwalo la a Chewa Foundation is suspicious and rebellious.

Mdyetseni said they have noted with reservations the approval and impending launch of Bwalo la Achewa foundation on September 7, 2019 in Dowa.

Chewa chiefs led by Senior Chief Chadza said Bwalo la Achewa has no mandate from head of the Chewa tribe Gawa Undi, and urged all chiefs to disassociate themselves from the grouping which he noted is formed to bring divisions in the Chewa tribe.

Stressing that Chefo is the only Malawi Chewa representative group sanctioned by Gawa Undi, the Chefo executive members have since appealed  to government to desist from approving or sanctioning groupings which aim at promoting conflict.

Some observers  say Lundu, a confessed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) sympathizer has sought money to cause confusion in the Chewa tribe after noting that most chewa traditional leaders rally behind the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

But the executive director of the grouping, Reverend Flywell Somanje said the new group will be local while the Chewa Heritage Foundation (Chefo) will continue to operate internationally as it encompasses Chewas from Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.

“Bwalo la a Chewa is a national grouping which will be operating at national level. It will be locally registered to be recognised by the Government of Malawi,” he said.

However,  Mdyetseni said the new group is being divisive in its action, saying Chewa king Kalonga Gawa Undi recognizes Chefo and its leadership as the legitimate group of Chewas in Malawi.

But Lundu said he is  the leader of all Chewas in Malawi because he is the head of the tribe the whole country.

“Kalonga Gawa Undi has no powers in Malawi,” said Lundu.

Apart from its patron Chief Lundu, Bwalo la a Chewa Foundation has in its rank and file group village headman (GVH) Mkanthama from Dowa as chairman of the chief’s council with group village headman Chiwaya from Ntchisi as his vice.

Journalists Wisdom Chimgwede and Jolly Kalelo are  director of communication and vice respectively while Gabriel Kamlomo editor of Zodiak Brodcasting Corporation  is director of youth.

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mulumuzana
mulumuzana
2 years ago

this is a very important topic… chewa history is very clear and in my opinion I choose to differ with many…chewa people came from Katanga in luba lunda kingdom in zaire currently known as DRCongo. the first group came around 1200 AD and 1300AD KALEKALE kwambiri…akubwera as per history amatsogoleredwa ndi a kalonga monga kalonga Mazizi kalonga mazula kalonga chinkhole etc…Lundu who was a cousin to these kalonga was together with these people akubwera kuno…ili inali kale dziko lathuli lisanatchulidwe ngakhale kuti Nyasaland…Lundu ataona kuti dera lochokera kumpoto uko mpaka cha mkasungu umo munali fertile soil according to history anauza… Read more »

George Malemu
George Malemu
2 years ago

As much as I agree with you gyz, but lets think, why should we have a Zambian Chief remote controlling the Malawian people, pena pake tinapepera. Can that happen a Malawian traditional leader being a leader over a certain tribe of another country? Lets wake up people. The Malawian Chewas need to work up, however they need to work with this Cadet called Lundu. Mind you, this is not the only cadet, search me, we have some Kasungu chiefs who are also other cadets, if you have time google them on TV Malawi. Remember this Karonga chief was told by… Read more »

Tan
Tan
2 years ago

If you can’t even unite a tribe, how can you unite a country.

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago
Reply to  Tan

Who?

Shonai
2 years ago

Kodi ufumu sukhala ndi democracy? Ngakhale m’myumba mwana akakhwima umamfunira zabwino.Ochuka umakhala iwebe.Ngakhale mafumu m’midzimu,mipingo ya M’machalichi chimodzi yagawagawa mphamvu Zina m’madera Ena.Ndipo mfumu imasungira mitundu yonse ndi zipani zonse.Achewa ndi achewa.Mcp ndi mcp.Mwina munachikhazikitsa kuti nchewa= Mcp ndipo zipani Zina= sangakhale nchewa.

chinthu
chinthu
2 years ago

Mfumuyi dyera too much inalowa ndale ngati kyungu, kusokoneza basi asaaaaa demeti zake

phillips wanga
phillips wanga
2 years ago

anthu awa akufunika akamenyedwe makofi
DZITSIRU DZADYERA IZI
frustrated guyz

1) gabriel kamlomo
2) jolly kalelo
3) wisdom chimgwede
kukonda ndalama kwanu mukufuna kuwononga chikhalidwe cha achewa

gwenenthe mwale
gwenenthe mwale
2 years ago
Reply to  phillips wanga

THIS IS VERY TRUE
THESE GUYZ ARE REALLY FRUSTRATED

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago
Reply to  phillips wanga

Very very true

Gift Chikacha
Gift Chikacha
2 years ago

Who is Lundu if I may ask.
Ku Chikwawa kuli achewa kkkkkk insanity at it’s best

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
2 years ago

Lundu iwe ufti bwaabuyako kukamwa ngati mphevu. leave achewa alone not nchewa sanga ngati iwe. dont confuse the chewas. they are descent with principles. okyyyy. pita ku dpp komweko galu wacabecabe kavuwevuwe, mvundula madzi. idiot witch

Wina Mpoto
2 years ago

Achewa sopano, mwepenga nachotu chikamwini

Fake Paramount
Fake Paramount
2 years ago

This is a DPP political trick to divide and rule the mighty Chewa tribe. The tribe is too good to be left undivided. Lundu is a Mang’anja and not Chewa and no Chewa recognises him as some of their own. The Chewa, will resist him at any cost. This isn’t about MCP its about our culture and our way of life. If the Chewa decides to choose a local chief surely they wont go for a Mang”anga Cadet. Once DPP goes out of power which will be soon all this will end. Lundu should also be reminded of the court… Read more »

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