Chief Kahare asks BRE to forgive Chief Chiengele for hosting traditional ceremony without consent
Nkeyema, October 16, 2014 ZANIS—Chief Kahare of the Nkoya speaking people in Nkeyema district in Western Province has called for unity, reconciliation and forgiveness amongst traditional leaders in the locality.
Chief Kahare was speaking in the wake of reports that Chief Chiengele of the Mbunda people had allegedly been dethroned following his hosting of the Cheke Cha Mbunda tradition ceremony without the authority of the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) in September this year.
Chief Kahare urged the Litunga and BRE to consider forgiving Chief Chiengele of Limulunga if he had erred in any way by hosting the Mbunda traditional ceremony without their consent.
The Nkoya traditional leader said Chief Chiengele and Chief Kandala were the first to settle in that area together with the Litunga and should thus live in harmony.
In a telephone interview, Chief Kahare said there is need for dialogue, consensus and forgiveness when misunderstandings occur.
He said though the Litunga has the power to dethrone any chief in his jurisdiction, there is need for him to forgive erring subjects for the good of the region.