Paramount Chief Kyungu, Mwakawanga the third has said his new wife xRhoda Banda a police officer is giving him a new lease on life.
Kyungu said this after he celebrated his wedding to Rhoda in Karonga.
He aid of his new wife: “She’s a very special person.”
Attended by different notable people including politicians, civil society organizations, members of clergy, security personnel as well as traditional leaders, Kyungu’s wedding was described as a good example for the youths and other chiefs to emulate.
Speaking during the ceremony, Vuwa Kawunda who is the Presidential advisor on National Unity also represented the state President said there are more things that Malawians can learn from the wedding.
“The President is happy with this marriage, what the chief trying to communicate to the youths is that they should do open marriages and culturally,” said Kaunda.
“To show his gratitude President Peter Mutharika has given you a gift of K1 million and a double cabin fridge,” he added.
Kossam Munthali who is the Executive Director for the Foundation for Community Support Service (FOCUS) said Kyungu’s wedding is a sending a big signal to his juniors and subjects to say no to marry under 18 girls.
“You know there are some chiefs who marries young girls but the message Kyungu is giving them today is that they should stop that,” said Munthàli.
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) led by its vice President Richard Msowoya who is also the Speaker of Parliament expressed their happiness by giving expensive gifts and cash.
Unlike with other wedding ceremony, Kyungu’s wedding was spiced by traditional dances.
Among the renowned people graced the ceremony include Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Home Affairs Jappie Mhango, MCP shadow MPs Chitonya Mwanyongo, CHRR boss Timothy Mtambo, Senior chief Kwataine, TA Kachindamoto.