Yao tribesmen clash, two groups emerge       

The Yao tribesmen have clashed with the formation of two  heritage groups all claiming  to be  preserving their culture, similar to what former Malawi president the late Bingu wa Mutharika, formed – Mulhako wa Alhomwe .

Magombo: Ndamo sya Yao is still active

Magombo: Ndamo sya Yao is still active

Recently, a  group calling itself  ‘Chiwanja cha Ayao’ literary meaning an Association/organisation for the Yao, was announced  but another group  Ndamo Sya Yao which went into hibernation has said it is existing.

“The group is in full existence and active,” the group’s secretary Martha Magombo told Nyasa Times.

She said Ndamo Sya Yao will launch soon and its chairperson remains Steve Shabani.

But Chiwanja cha Ayao spokesman Rev. MacDonald Sembereka told Nyasa Times that that the group’s main purpose is to “preserve, promote and nurture the Yao values and norms among those who call themselves such and the upcoming generations.”

He said the process has taken years but now “a more united independent interim committee was formed on 6th September 2014 headed by chairman Dr. Allan Chilimba who is deputised by Alhaji Twaibu Lawe.

But Magombo  accused Sembereka of “dividing the Yao People probably for personal gain as one tribe cannot have two parallel heritage groups.”

She said: “I wish to remind the Reverend Sembereka and the public that Ndamo Sya Ayao was fully registered and has its Constitution as such it is not necessary to have another grouping.”

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Tengupenya
Guest

The department of culture has not satisfied the heritage concerns for various ethnic tribes, hence the need for the tribes themselves to nurture their heritage. No worries here. Even intra tribe splits will come up when intra tribe diversities are not satisfactorily represented. This is normal in a community that is differentiating its roots to the grain fibers!

Ma
Guest

These groups are what lead to nepotism by Bingu and we are continuing to other tribes. .ndi izi Yao against Yao, Muona later Shia Vs Sunni in Malawi that’s how it starts especially chipembezo cha Hule mohamed ichi okwatira ana a 9 years achina Aisha….

Keen Observer
Guest

Interesting copy cats, Bingu was a genius . The old man could think.

Arthur G.M. Mtamboa
Guest

IF IT IS TRUE THAT THE FIRST GROUP IS DEAD OR WAS DEAD, WHY COMING OUT NOW,

THINK TWICE, OR JUST JOIN THE OTHER GROUP.

The Patriot
Guest

The Yaos and Lhomwes were the last tribes to enter Malawi in 1838, just before the British! They both came from Mozambique!

Mdzukuru
Guest

Is Ndyamo sya ayao alive, heard of it over 2 years ago and no activity since. Maybe the Ayawo tribe needs a vibrant group that can bring the yao culture active. Nothing wrong in forming a new group.

nenazako
Guest

the first group is indeed dead why coming out now? The first group must accept if they want request they join the other group.

Nkambako
Guest

A MAGOMBOWO NI WAKUSALATU! NDIKALOWA KU NDAMOKO BASI. I HOPE NDI MISS OSATI MRS.

MOFFAT CHARMING JERE
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THEfirst group is completely dead. Being registered is one thing and staying lively is another. Magombo has shown shallowness in understanding and appreciating progress. The new grouping is also still on paper and has blundered in electing a senior politician.

achanguti
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chemwali kusalala ambe Kambala basi tusimane pa whattsapp

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