Mutharika installs Yao Paramount Chief Kawinga in Machinga: Muluzi attends corononation

President Peter Mutharika on Saturday installed  Maxwell Blaidon Mataka as Paramount Chief Kawinga of the Yao Tribe in Machinga.

Talking moments: President Mutharika and former president Muluzi

At the installation President Mutharika, First Lady, former president Muluzi

Good ties: President mutharika and former president Muluzi greeting each other

Minister Atupele Muluzi and his wife Agellla congratulating Paramount Chief Kawinga after the installation

The coronation ceremony took place on Saturday at Nanyumbu in Machinga.

It was attended by among others former president Bakili Muluzi who dressed in traditional Yao regalia.

Kawinga had pu on a necklace made from claws of a lion and a robe made of lion skin during the installation ceremony to signify that the Kawinga Chieftaincy is a powerful one.

Chief Kawinga 60 years old and will this year be celebrating 30 years of traditional leadership since 1987.

Kawinga was Group Village Headman Mitusi and later was elevated to Sub Chief Nkoola at Mikachu Headquarters in 2000.

Through a succession system called Litegwa he left Mikachu and headed to Machinga Headquarters where he became Traditional Authority (TA) Mlomba in 2011.

After the death of the eighth Kawinga, Waya Pilo Chioko, on December 2013, Mataka left Machinga Headquarters and went to Nanyumbu Headquarters where he assumed the position of Senior Chief Kawinga from 2014 to date.

The Kawinga chieftaincy originated from Mozambique and a Mozambican delegation is also expected to patronize the function according to Aman Kunje, a member of the organizing committee.

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9 thoughts on “Mutharika installs Yao Paramount Chief Kawinga in Machinga: Muluzi attends corononation”

  1. chempelende kwatyosya ng'ala says:

    As much as I thank HE Professor Mutharika on this consideration of giving the Yao the Paramountship he has done quite a great thing to us the Yao,” But he was give a wrong name and even the history which was read by Chief Chowe it doesn’t reflect any thing among the Yao, it has even shown that we the Yao we don’t know our history how come can you say we came here 13th century ? what are we talking about, Just to give you a nut shell. Accordi pARTng to the Yao History book which is found in the National Archives Zomba ” USIPUCHE WA UMASANINGA WANYA CHE MATAKA ACHISYUNGULA.” Part 1V. pages 47 to 61 the founder of the group of Amasaninga of Mataka is Che Nyambi and I quote from this book which was written by Abdallah in 1919 on the last paragraph of this book.” Katema kaligwile liunde” ( death of ) Ndijo mbesi jao Che Nyambi Che Mataka wandanda Msumo wa Chilambo. Meaning time came of the death of Che Nyambi the 1st Mataka of the Yao. For your information in Malawi there is only 2 groups of Yao which migrated from Mozambique these are Amasaninga whose Sultan was Mataka the 1st Che Nyambi whose group left Mozambique not because of War with the Portquese but Che Nyambi has killed 3 German Nationals who came ask Nyambi to accept part of his tertory to be part of Tanganyika , therefore Che Nyambi cheated his subjects that this is part wild animals I was telling that exist within the wild life animals. Therefore these 3 white people were killed and their meet was shared among his subjects and he Nyambi took the Liver. Upon Germans hearing this from Tanganyika they mobilized soldiers to travel to Yao headquarters and Nyambi the 1st Mataka was informed by his informers that a group of soldiers consisting of white and Tanyikangas were coming to fight him, upon hearing this Nyambi left Mozambique with his people this before Portugese colonized Mozambique by then Che Nyambi was ruling the Yao from Yao Mountains as Mataka up to Lichinga were the Yao called a Machinga were living and update there are Yaos of Lichinga, Another Group is that of Mponda , Jalasi and Makanjira these group they originated from Mozambique and they are called A Mangochi but in Mozambique they once settled at a place called Msanga ( Kusanga) Mponda was the 1st among this group to come to Malawi while Makanjira who was a warrior with Jalasi came together the later got settled to the east-north of Lake Malawi while Jalasi made made a boundary with Nyambi who had already gt settled at southern part of Mandimba River up to Kaloka on Mangochi Mountains and he stretched up to Lakes Chirwa and Chiuta making boundaries with Liwonde on the south-east of Mikoko River. Therefore in short Yao history in Malawi can not carry more weight without mentioning: Nyambi, Mponda, Jalasi, Liwonde and Makanjira as for Katuli he came later after partion Africa thus why there is 2 Katulis one here and another in Mozambique, Just for a brief Che Nyambi is alone just last year when his area was portioned by the current government to give Chesale. Mponda( Chimwala, Namkumba, Chilipa), Jalasi ( Chowe, Bwana Nyambi) etc. Let,s us keep our political agendas outside our Yao history other wise it will cause disunity among us.

  2. Frank says:

    Kunena zowona ngati kuli mafumu omwe akanakwezedwa kukhala Paramount chief ya ayao komaso ya alhomwe, kumbali ya ayawo ndi senior chief Mponda yaku mangochi Ku alhomwe ndi senior chief chikumbu yaku mulanje, mafumu amenewa history yawo ana amayiphuzira Ku school, primary, secondary komaso Ku university, pakuti ndi andale omwe amakwedza mafumu m’maudindo palibe chimene tinganene m’paka angongoliwo kukhala Paramount chief ya alhomwe mu 2014 anali sub chief ngongoliwo, zaliwa ndale izi.

  3. Yousuf says:

    Koma mafumu tambala Ku dedza akanakwezedwa kukhala senior chief, Chifukwa ndi ufumu wochokera Ku Mozambique Ku yao wosayiwala chief katuli kumangochi

  4. Paramount wa Yao ndi T/A Mponda zinazi ndi zokokera

  5. Asawi Lunda says:

    Congratulation My paramount Ayao Chief, CheKawinga Ambuje Sultan. Mashikamu. Ambuje Chechipinga wape ntender .Twapochele.

  6. Felix Mwawa says:

    Bola apa osati anapanga akulu anu zopeleka myao sanga chikowi kukhala paramount wa ayao mxii

    1. Ayobe says:

      Bullshit. The Yao tribe was there long before religion (both Islam & Christianity) came to Southern Africa. Yao sanga have the same tribal rights as Muslim Yaos.

      To suggest that being Muslim makes one Yao more superior than another Yao is stupidity of the highest order…

  7. Mwiko says:

    How can Tony Blair install Queen or King? We are witnessing the opposite in Malawi. The chiefs have been reduced to position of ‘tribal governors’ by ruling political parties, under the guise of promotions.

  8. baisi says:

    Why not chief Tambala in Dedza district ? Although not documented History reveals that Chief Tambala is the first yao leadership tribe to arrive in Malawi. May be it’s high time for yaos to rewrittheir e history to better inform the morden political leaders.

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