Thousands attend Lwiindi Gonde ceremony as Government snub the event

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Mukanzubo Kalinda dancing group. Photos by Zambian Eye

Part of the people who attended the event following the procession

Thousands of people have attended the Gonde Traditional ceremony of the Tonga people of Southern province.

And despite being invited the Government has shunned the event.

Thousands of people from different parts of Zambia converged for the ceremony that started on June 30, 2018 to witness the annual event which is aimed at the Tonga people thanking their god for the good harvest.

The event was characterised by music and dances from various groups which entertained the guests.

Chief Moonze speaking at the ceremony

Today, Monday, July 2, 2018 which was the days for the speeches from different stakeholders, there was no representation from government.

This is the first time government is staying away from the event and no explanation

 

was made but during running commentaries the organisers said an invitation was extended.

Chief Mukuni speaking at Gonde ceremony

The Guest of honour was Chief Mukuni of the Tokaleya of Kazungula district.

HH waves at people at Gonde

Other notable figures were UPND president Hakainde Hichilema who is also the Patron of the event, his Deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, and some Members of Parliament from the province.

 

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One Response to Thousands attend Lwiindi Gonde ceremony as Government snub the event

  1. Who cares about government officials attendance? These ceremonies outlive government and political parties thus extended invitations are just a privilege and matters not whether the invitee accepts or rejects. However for government officials any resulting people driven repercussions are self inflicted! Those in corridors of power and leadership must avoid being narrow minded as shunning the same people whom you may need for support or to respond to some need may take their turn on you!

    FuManchu
    July 3, 2018 at 11:18 pm
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