Daily Nation Newspaper Reporter - 04/02/2016.
The Mbunda speaking people
of Western Province are happy with the high
court ruling that allowed the reinstatement of
Josaiah Nyumbu as Chief Chiengele.
Cheke Cha Mbunda cultural and writers'
association national chairperson
said the association stands to support all
legally constituted Mbunda chiefdoms in the
Mr Libingi said the Mbunda people would seek to
support the Chiefs when it comes to matters of
consensus to bring harmony among the people of
"We stand to support all legally constituted
Mbunda chiefdoms in the country as always and
therefore be assured of our support in matters
of consensus," he said.
Mr Libingi said the Cheke Cha Mbunda's objective
was to revive, promote and protect the cultural
heritage and traditions of the Mbunda speaking
He said Western Province had seven Mbunda chiefs
with their separate chiefdoms and none was
senior over the others.
Mr. Libingi said it was therefore important that
chiefs spoke on behalf of their subjects as per
And Chief Chiengele thanked all the people who
supported him throughout the court case.
He urged the Mbunda speaking people to support
each other to uplift the living standards of
Last week, Lusaka High Court judge Mwiinde
Siavwapa ruled that Mr Nyumbu should be allowed
to exercise his authority as Chief Chiengele of
the Mbunda speaking people.
The judge also said Mr Nyumbu should be accorded
the usual honour, dignity and benefits accruing
to a status of a chief.
Chief Chiengele was dethroned from the throne
after being accused of being disloyal to the
Litunga of the Lozi people.
The chief rejected the move and instead sued the
BRE in the Lusaka High
And Barotse Royal
Establishment (BRE) could not comment on the
matter as they were locked in a meeting.