Mutharika to attend Ngoni cultural festival Umtheto in Mzimba

President Peter Mutharika is this Saturday expected to attend the powerful Umtheto cultural festival of the Ngoni’s in Mzimba a move welcomed by the Ngoni chief but scorned by his critics who say he is going there just to seek votes.

Flashback;: President Mutharika with Inkosi Mbelwa at Umtheto festival 

The Ngonis of Mzimba hold the cultural festival annually  but President Mutharika has not been available year only to attend to the Mulhako wa Alhomwe cultural festival every year.

The powerful ngoni chief, Inkosi ya Makosi Mbelwa V said Mutharika’s decision to attend the festival would inspire the Ngonis.

“This is a welcome development. When the Head of State is there, you get encouraged,” said the powerful chief.

The event starts with the M’mbelwa Chiefs Council meeting to deliberate on various issues affecting the nation, Mzimba in particular, and find solutions to arrest the problems.

The second is a cultural day where chiefs hold a parade (Umgubho) at the tomb of Inkosi ya Makosi M’mbelwa I—the father and founder of Mombera Kingdom. M’mbelwa I was laid to rest at Mzalangwe Village, a few kilometres from the heritage centre.

Thereafter, the chiefs lead their subjects atop Hora Mountain Campsite for a feast whereas other participants remain down the mountain for a variety of traditional dances such as chilimika, malipenga, mganda, vimbuza, mthimba, mbuweni, liguba and ingoma.

The main event takes place at the foot of Hora Mountain on the third day with an attendance by local and international dignitaries.

The festival is expected to be graced by chiefs Zulu Gama of Tanzania and Mpezeni of Zambia.

Some Malawians writing on social media said Mutharika now feels insecure more than ever before after his newest political challenger  Vice-President Saulos Chilima told the people of the north on Saturday that once voted into power, he would abolish the quota system of selecting students into the public universities.

Meanwhile, Mutharika will need to address the demands of the Ngoni of Mzimba  who have asked government to construct a tarmac road to Hora Mountain, saying the area is a tourist destination and should be prioritised in development.

The Ngoni use the area to celebrate their annual cultural festival, Umtheto. The festival brings together Ngonis from various countries and people from other cultures.

Umthetho is one of the country’s main cultural festivals pitted together with Kulamba for the Chewa and Mulhakho for the Lhomwe.

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akanyeramtsetere
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akanyeramtsetere

Join the discussion…hey guys don’t use this forum to vent your anger and derengement syndrome.find a better forum or better time

Mbava zibweza K145 mililion Party
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Alamu Pumbwa Mwakula muyenda munsewu wopita ku mpotowu? The road between Lumbadzi and Kasungu watheratu Koma inu mudaba K145 million. Chitani manyazi chonde.

moving on
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moving on

Who invited the Thief in Chief

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

So, will a Maseko (Sub-tribe) Ngoni, Chilima, the Presidential aspirant, be invited to this celebration? And, if so, will he go?
But really, he shouldn’t go, and he should defer to APM, his former boss. Otherwise , the animus between the two will be so palpable as to leave people scratching their heads in bewilderment. Masapotas angakupulanepo apa.
So, Chilima, don’t take your UTM bus there!

WAWA
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WAWA

If there is a flashback photo, then Mutharika has attended the M’thetho ceremony before. He doesn’t have to go there every year.

Defender of Faith
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Ambuye Yesunso adachedwa kufika pa maliro a Lazaro. Koma atabwera anamuukisa. Kuchedwaku amakukonzerani zokoma. Kuthamanga sikufika,

SIPHADA
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SIPHADA

The ngoni chiefs have a tendency of trying to own the honour of bestowing the title “Ngwazi” on whoever has the loot this time around the ngoni chief will go into history as having bestowed the title of ngwazi on our APM. The title “Ngwazi” is a Tumbuka title on a valiant leader in war Can the ngoni people give us an equivalent to this one? It’s nought. Their chiefs behave as if the Tumbuka language is their original lingual franca

Cognitive Dissonance Theory
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Cognitive Dissonance Theory

This is a cultural ceremony and all the years it has been held as such, it is very different from the Ngolongoliwa’s . We don’t want to see people in DPP uniform at this function, it is not DPP’s Ngoni’s belong to different parties therefore keep away your uniforms and politics from this function.

ade
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ade

After many years of shunning the ocassion

klklk
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klklk

everything has a begining –just like some people go to church akawona zobvuta zaagwela—- So do not worry

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

If its many years of shunning this cultural occasion then where was president captured dancing with Chief Mbelwa on the pic above? it just shows how stupid your are.

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