Mzimba Kingdom for Ngonis is ‘fruitless quest’ – Madise

A Ngoni academic Sunduzwayo Madise has discouraged plans  by the Ngonis of Mzimba to install the crown prince Mkhosi Jere, set to become Inkosi ya Makosi M’Mbelwa V, as the king of the Ngoniland in their bid to ensure that Mzimba is turned into a kingdom, independent from Malawi’s central government.

According to Mzimba Heritage Association general secretary Ndabazake Thole , the ngoni grouping is working on a petition to the Malawi Government, seeking a time frame when it would start recognising Mzimba as an independent kingdom.

But reacting to the published reports, Madise a law lecture at University of Malawi based at Chancellor College in Zomba and hails from Mzimba took to social media to cast down the proposals.

Madise: Count me out on the plans

Madise: Count me out on the plans

“Wake up! This is the 21st Century! I hope you are not counting me as a subject as part of your dreams!,” Madise posted Saturday on his Facebook Timeline.

“You makhosis surely have better things to uplift the people under your chieftain cues out if poverty than embarking on this fruitless quest!” he added.

The issue of the Mzimba Kingdom was first introduced in Parliament by Mzimba Luwelezi MP Immanuel Bofomo Nyirenda who argued Mzimba people were not part of Malawi and that the district was part of the country by mistake.

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