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GBM visits Dundumwezi, gets thunderous welcome

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GBM gestures to the people gathered at the Lwiindi traditional ceremony in Dundumwezi

GBM gestures to the people gathered at the Lwiindi traditional ceremony in Dundumwezi

United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has visited the famous Dundumwezi constituency in Southern province.

 

Dundumwezi is one of the most remote constituencies in Zambia and has received little development. The roads are in a deplorable state and the infrastructure in general is nothing to write home about.

 

In the August 11 electionselections, the people of this constituency showed their anger by giving the ruling PF candidate Edgar Lungu just 200 plus votes against over 30, 000 for the opposition UPND candidate Hakainde Hichilema.

 

When the UPND second-in-command visited the constituency on Saturday, he was given a thunderous welcome, with the people of Dundumwezi further presenting GBM with gifts of cattle.

 

GBM was a Guest of honour at the Lwiindi traditional ceremony in Chief Chikankata’s area, in the constituency.

 

The Lwiindi Traditional ceremony of the Tonga people is an annual festival of thanks giving. Lwiindi means thanks giving for the harvests. These thanks are directed to Tonga ancestors, especially the first Chief, Monze Mukulukulu. It is believed that Monze Mukulukulu was blessed with wisdom, was a rain maker and could eradicate diseases.The Tonga people would travel long distances to come and seek his advice. Before they spoke to him, they would present him with traditional hoes (maamba) made from smelted iron.

 

GBM and his entourage paid homage to the Chief and donated some animals.

 

He was accompanied by Dundumwezi MP Edgar Singombe, Mazabuka MP Gary Nkombo, Patrick Mucheleka and UPND party officials.

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