Chief Kakoma of the Lunda speaking people in Mwinilunga district in Northwestern province has clarified that the Lubanji Lwa Nzambi traditional ceremony will proceed despite the death of two senior Lunda chiefs in the region this year.
Chief Kakoma explained that he is aware that other Lunda chiefs in the region have cancelled their traditional ceremonies this year as a way to mourn late senior chief Kanong’esha and Musele who died in May and July respectively.
He told ZANIS that the Lubanji Lwa Nzambi traditional ceremony is void of acts of celebration and entertainment but purely an event aimed at reflecting on the glory of God hence the decision to host it.
“If the ceremony was not about seeking God, we were not going to have it,” he said.
The traditional leader said because of its nature, the ceremony will equally be used to ask for God’s revelation on the cause of death of the two chiefs within a short space of time in one year.
Meanwhile Chief Kakoma said preparations for the ceremony which is set for August 20, 2022 are progressing well.
He revealed that the ceremony is expected to be attended by government officials, local chiefs, chiefs from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) including ordinary people from across the country.
“We expect the government to be represented at the highest level and the chiefs from neighboring Congo will be in attendance” he said.
The traditional leader has warned those intending to go to the ceremony with disruptive and ill motives that they will be exposed and dealt with accordingly.