Video courtesy of Sibuku Malumbano
The Lusata traditional ceremony of the Mafwe people is due to take place in the first week of October, the 4th 2016.
The Mafwe tribe is originally found in both the Katima Mulilo region of the Caprivi strip, now Zambezi region of Namibia, and the surrounding border area and parts of Barotseland, separated only by the colonial demarcations drawn in the 19th century.
They share similar culture and customs with their Lozi counterparts of Barotseland; with a ‘Litunga’ who reigns and sits in his Kashandi, the current title holder being Chief George Simasiku Mamili. They also speak the Silozi lingua franca.
Their women and their men adorn the Musisi and Siziba dress just like the Lozi of Barotseland.
Any attendee to this ceremony will be left wowed by their rich cultural dances and immaculate dress, making the Lusata traditional ceremony, therefore, a must attend event this year.
President Sata of Zambia Commands Army to go and Shoot Barotzis In Lukulu Barotseland - Video Courtesy Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR)
Barotseland Kinako - Song about Barotseland freedom by Sikwibele Wasilota 'Skwiz'
Kuomboka is essentially about FREEDOM and independence from undesirable circumstantial bondage of the raging waters of Lyambai. Symbolically and figuratively, however, the 26th, 27th and 28th March 2012 BNC shall remain the greatest Kuomboka of all times on Barotseland’s annual calendar.
Barotseland, traditional homeland of the Lozi people. Many here have never recognized the government in Lusaka. Many don’t accept they are part of Zambia, and many want that independence formally recognized. “What we want is our Barotseland back. We won’t die without the Barotseland independence ” vowed a Barotse activist.
Michael Sata’s response to this? He's threatened to send in troops against them with orders to shoot the activists. It is the latest chapter in a story that stretches back to the days of Cecil John Rhodes.
World and Africa's Newest State, Royal Barotseland, Takes Root as Administrator General Afumba Mombotwa Takes Oath of Office to Head Transitional Government.
Background: On Tuesday 27th March 2012, The Barotseland National Council (the highest decision making body in Barotse governance system) unanimously resolved to accept the unilateral nullification of the Barotse Land Agreement of 1964 by Zambia, and also resolved that Barotseland immediately initiate all formal and necessary procedures and acts for the re-establishment of Barotseland Sovereignty and Independence, a de facto break away from its current underlying status within the Republic of Zambia.
Since then peaceful means have been engaged to full fill “Statehood” culminating in now the swearing in and announcing of a transitional government to be headed by Administrator General His Excellency Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa, who according to the Royal Barotseland Transitional Constitution will last for a period not exceeding 3 years, and in which period democratic elections must be held to elect a substantive Prime Minister.