Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people in Luapula province has corrected the notion and misunderstanding that the Lunda people of North-Western Province are different from those in Luapula.
The Mwata who was represented by Chief Kashiba during the burial of Senior Chief Kanong’esha clarified that opposed to this notion, both Lundas of Luapula and North-Western Provinces are one people who share the same heritage, parentage, culture and origin.
“We came from the same place in Democratic Republic of Congo and we share the same culture,” he said.
Mwata Kazembe said this understanding should lead to a unity of purpose for the Lunda people and everyone in the country regardless of tribe and ethnic inclination.
He advised people in the chiefdom to watch out against succession disputes by following culture and tradition as they embark on the process to install a new Senior Chief Kanong’esha.
And Lunda Cultural Association of Zambia (LUCAZ) chairperson, Anthony Samuhandu has described late senior chief Kanong’esha as an irreplaceable individual who loved peace, unity and development.
Mr Samuhandu said late senior chief Kanong’esha had a welcoming heart and embraced development for his people and the region at large.
“He advocated for development for his people in the region,” he said.
He said his association will remember the late traditional leader for among other reasons the initiation of the Chisemwa Cha Lunda traditional ceremony which united the Lunda people in the country.