I don’t fear jail, I have slept at a graveyard before where Kampyongo can’t last even two minutes in pitch darkness – Chief Mukuni

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Chief Mukuni

IN our traditional enthronment rites, I have slept at a graveyard for seven nights so what is Chimbokaila for me? asks chief Mukuni.


And the traditional leader says he shall soon reveal his past efforts to have Zambia as a nation of peace and unity with the former presidents Levy Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda.


Meanwhile, Mukuni of Kazungula and Livingstone says he once warned UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba when he was arrested at Lusaka Central Police that in an event that Hakainde Hichilema was declared winner of the 2016 elections, he and other traditional leaders in Southern Province were going to stand for President Edgar Lungu or any other PF leader if the UPND was to seek vengeance.



In an interview at his Lumpasa Palace, Mukuni said he had always cherished the values of peace, unity and non-violence just as Nelson Mandela did.



I shall say a lot when I soon…But I want to say to you and the nation that I don’t subscribe to violence or anarchy. I have and will always want my country to prosper in all avenues, be it economic or social. However, I would like to say that prison is nothing for me because I have spent seven nights sleeping at a graveyard on the tomb of the first Mukuni. I am the 19th and that tells you how rich our cultural heritage is. I am a Munokalya (Lion) so what is Chimbokaila to me? Ask (home affairs minister Stephen) Kampyongo if he can last even two minutes in pitch darkness at a graveyard,

Mukuni said.



He said calls for his degazzetion were absurd because his chiefdom had been in existence even before independence.


“In our tradition, which dates as far back as the 7th Century, a chief can only be replaced upon death either induced or natural…after all I don’t receive any government funding, they stopped a long time,” Mukuni said


He added that he had always been there for anyone close to him when in problems.


When the Nkosi [Mpezeni, the paramount chief of the Ngonis] had problems with the law, I drove all the way to Chipata and even had an audience with president Levy Mwanawasa,

Mukuni said.



He said what Hichilema was going through could not be equated to what Mandela went through.



“After 27 years, he came and forgave the white regime, that is what I told GBM in cells at Lusaka Central Police. I said if he was to arrest anyone in the PF, I was to be the first to visit them (PF), be it Mr Lungu,” said Mukuni.


“I once visited Banda in South Africa when he was nursing his wife Thandiwe with a message of him running for presidency but he told me he did not want to be a second option always after the death of a Head of State. This was after Michael Sata died because he took over after Mwanawasa’s death.”


Source: The Mast Newspaper

16 Responses to I don’t fear jail, I have slept at a graveyard before where Kampyongo can’t last even two minutes in pitch darkness – Chief Mukuni

  1. Please christian learn something from Chief Mukuni, he is boasting of what he did,that is sleeping at the grave of the first chief Mukuni for seven nights. Of course he got something from that,whether good or bad for his soul and without doing that,he couldn`t have been a chief.

    Christian, yours is Calvary,please visit this wonderful place,where the King of kings, Jesus Christ died for you so that you can reign with Him.
    I am simply asking you to totally surrender yourself to our Great Redeemer, Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul.

    Please read Act 4:12 and John 15:5
    May God bless you.

    July 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

    • You can last at the grave yaer even for a month…..but not at Chimbokaila/Mukobeko . Those chaps with hightened libido will not spare you.

      July 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm

  2. The problem I am having is that some royal highnesses appear to be really fired up with the arrest of HH. Politicians have been arrested before and I have never seen this level of solidarity. Some traditional ceremonies have been cancelled because “One of us is being persecuted”. I hope the UPND leadership is able to decipher that these sentiments and actions are de-campaigning them big time. Imagine the uproar that will be created if Mpezeni or the Mwata decide to cancel the N’cwala or mutomboko respectively because RB or Katele Kalumba are, rightly or wrongly, being dragged to court by Government!

    July 15, 2017 at 9:52 am

    • Panda – They do not realize and come election time they will expect the same people they are scaring to vote for them, and think that everybody hates them for no reason when they lose.

      July 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

  3. Unless you want to be
    haunted until you go

    B.Political Sc.
    July 15, 2017 at 1:08 pm

  4. Mukuni ni fwiti. All weapons fashioned against —–will not prosper. The guilty are afraid. Mukuni can also not last prison. So let him just humble himself. We know he speaks for Anglo American who have bought him. Take it easy Chief Mukuni! No one will lock you up if you humble yourself.

    My tribe is Zambian
    July 15, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  5. Seven nights at the graveyard! Why such ghastly practices in this day and age? Shouldn’t our chiefs move with the times?

    Rudyard Kipling
    July 15, 2017 at 10:09 pm

  6. Our traditional ceremonies are shrouded in secrecy. If you don’t like tradition don’t be a traditional leader. Some politicians don’t know their mandate. As a leader of a people, an injury to one of yours is an injury to all. Even only one subject is one too many.

    July 16, 2017 at 7:55 am

  7. Arrest him

    July 17, 2017 at 12:08 am

  8. its sad that witches can now come out and boost that they sleep on grave yards ummmmm baasa sure.sleeping on or near grave yards is witchcraft.

    July 17, 2017 at 7:09 am

  9. No wonder we are seeing baboons entering ZESCO facilities. No more hiring of Youths because of semi state of emergency, its time to use Baboons. Zambians lets pray hard so that witchcraft can be exposed.

    July 17, 2017 at 10:40 am

  10. Please respect traditions. Even Jesus was taken to the temple to be circumcised as it was a Jewish tradition. If you were born and grew up in the shunt compounds of the so called towns, then don’t comment as you do not know your roots. Do you think Traditional Ceremonies are there to worship God? No but the spirits of our forefathers and we all go to watch and officiated by the head of state in most casses.Don’t abuse Christianity. Shame

    Best Cop
    July 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm

  11. Speak to it your royal highness. People like kampyongo should sober up

    July 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm

  12. All that the Chief is trying to tell you is that even if u took him to Chimbokaila,the following day he might not be there, autoacquital.Superstition works at times

    July 23, 2017 at 4:41 am

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