Mulhako wa Alhomwe festival October 21: No political colours, Gondolosi to be on sale

Mulhako wa Alhomwe will hold its annual festival on October 21 at its headquarters in Chonde, Mulanje, the group’s board chairperson Leston Mulli has said.

Dacing at the previous festival

Gondolosi will be there

Mulli is urging patrons gracing this year’s festival to desist from donning political parry regalia.

He said Mulhako wa Alhomwe is not a political group as many people perceive, saying the group was formed to revive the Lhomwe culture which was declining among Malawians.

“The group wants to teach its youth the Lhomwes way of life and as Lhomwes, we want to strengthen unity between us,” said Mulli.

Mulli said the event will focus on how culture relates to national development.

Mulhako wa Alhomwe was formed on October 25 2008 to promote the Lhomwe culture in Malawi.

The Lhomwes have various cultural aspects which distinguish them from other ethnic groups. Some of these are their dances which include Soopa, Malathu—a dance done by elderly women, selebwede and the chinamwali dance.

The group is also known for its famous plant gondolosi. This plant is said to be of great significance in a man’s sexual life as it helps him to be strong and good in bed. The local ‘Viagra’ will be on sale at the festival.

The Lhomwe people originated from Mozambique and settled in the southern part of Malawi. Others settled in Zomba but most of them settled at the foot of the Mulanje Mountain.

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braveheart
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Majority rules..

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

In the era of tribalism each tribe is trying so hard to outdo the other. This is like a train going backwards in time. We should be aiming at uniting the country by driving the “We are Malawians” campaign. Its sad that we have political leaders who are short-sighted that all they see is there nose. We need visionary leaders who understand the importance of diversity in driving oneness (a Malawi agenda).

oMachemba
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oMachemba

All our cultural groups serve legitimate, and for sure, desirable interests: Who among us is not proud of their heritage? Really.
There is no derogation of its fides, if others want to conflate the existence of Mulhakho wa aLhomwe with the current state of the economy in this country. The state of the economy or what some consider incompetence of the government have nothing to do with the existence of the various groups we have in this country. Aaaa.

BigMan
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BigMan

No political colours my foot!!

Duli
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Duli

Atumbuka opusa Inu musamanyoze mitundu ina. When you had mugone pa muhanya no one insulted your tribe although mfumu anu osasamba akuthengere gathered together kununkhitsana khwema lakuthengere. Many Tumbuka women were also quartered. No one said anything. So simply shut up your Tumbuka beaks.

MAKE PUTUMAYO
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MAKE PUTUMAYO

MITENGO INATHA– CHIMANGA GAYIWA PALIBE —MALISECHE KUCHITA KUMWERA GONDOLOSI —

Akulu
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Akulu

Sono akazi oti tizikayesera gondolosi akapezekanso? All the best Mulhako ppo

Gwemula
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Adzavala zolandilazo sialibe zovala mmati atani anthu ndiosauka kkkk mpakanso gondolosi wachani this is promoting zigololo mudzifa ndi matenda asiyane-siyane (edzi) ooh kaya zanu izo zoona akulu-akulu??Gondwa kugulitsa poyerayera apa tingoti Mullakho chigololo festival mavinidwe achigololo gondolosi wachigololo kaya

Tabenetabene
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Tabenetabene

Another opportunity for interquartile (inta kwata ilo) activities.

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Time for ass-smacking is here again, and Gondolisi traders will do brisk business, no doubt. Much has indeed been written about the “origin” of the ALhomwe: but the last statement needs to be expanded to reflect the history. Sure, the Alhomwe, as part of the greater Amakuwa group, do believe that they originated from Mozambique, but that is not the whole story. They had settled in the Namulhi Hills area (still revered in the Lhomwe legend) since 500 AD; having been among the first wave of the Bantu “emigrants” from the Congo Basin. To put this in perspective: the second… Read more »

Nduzayani
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Nduzayani

Za ziiiiiiii.Zikutha pompano ndi gulu lokachitirako uhule kulibe chanzeru chimachitika ai.Mabanja ambiri atha chifukwa cha mulhako.zFufuzani muone akuluakulu abereka ana kuthetsa mabanja aanthu. Chinthu choyamba UTM ikazakanika izathetse utsiru umene umachitika kwa chonde.Lithe ndithu

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