ritual were yesterday exposed on Angola television.
What is Mukanda/Makithi
Luvale, Chokwe Nyemba, Ngonjelo, Chimbandi, Mbwela and
Luchazi ethnic groups take Mukanda/Makithi as sacred.
What is practiced at this ritual must not be exposed or
reveal to women or uncircumcised people. It has become
factual recently that many ethnic groups are being
circumcised at hospitals due to the advent HIV and AIDs
pandemic, but that does not give them the right to be
exposed to the ritual without undergoing through its
Mbunda Mukanda/Makithi ritual.
The Mbunda people take the sacredness of this ritual
very seriously. Please refer:
http://www.mbundakingdom.org/Kings.htm. It was as
early as the 17th Century during the reign of the 10th
Mbunda monarch, King (Mwene) Katete ka Luembe when Prime
Consort Mukwetunga Kamenga strayed onto a Mukanda
Circumcision camp for the Mbwela people, near the
present day Angola and the Democratic Republic of the
Congo border in Lubaland. This led to him getting
circumcised and introduced the Mukanda circumcision
ritual to the Mbunda upon his return. Since then the
ritual was coined “The riual of Kings”.
As a consequence the 11th Mbunda monarch, Queen
Vamwene Mukenge, Livindamo was the last female to be on
the throne. That was as a result of the circumcision
ritual adoption meant for men only, which led to female
rulership being subordinated to male political
authority. This change meant that only male royalty
could be enthroned as sovereign rulers or monarchs of
the Mbunda Kingdom. Female royalty could henceforth
never again assume the Mbunda monarch.
Yet to be investigated reports reaching us indicate
that individuals from Cuando Cubango Province and from
Chief (Mwene) Vunonge authorized journalists from Angola
television to take a video shooting at a Mukanda ritual
camp, and subsequently exposing it publicly.
What Has Changed????
Nothing has changed except that people have become greed
with money, revealing and exchanging sacred rituals with
silver. In the same manner that is how Jesus Christ was
betrayed by his own disciple.
Secondly, the Missionary Emil
Pearson’s Ngangela perception has blinded our people.
Instead of identifying themselves by their ethnic group
name, they are identifying themselves as Ngangelas, a
ligua franca, created by Emil Pearson and consequently
being promoted in Angola and Namibia as an ethnic group
without historical origin, refer:
http://www.mbundakingdom.org/Angola.htm. By so doing
they have lost the pride of safeguarding their
traditions and customs.
However, because of this greed a group of people
committed a similar exposure in Zambia, but in the same
way Jesus Christ’s disciple who betrayed him committed
suicide, the individuals are equally no more. These are
traditional ethics that cannot be played with. As
anybody who has undergone that ritual, would acknowledge
Whose Jurisdiction Has Been Challenged?????
We call upon His Majesty, King (Mwene) Mbandu III the
23rd Mbunda monarch and well-meaning Mbunda people and
other ethnic groups who practice this ritual in Angola,
Congo, Namibia and Zambia to petition the Angola
Government to get to the bottom of the abomination.