Paramount Chief Mpezeni warns against politicising Ncwala ceremony

Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni speaking people of Eastern Province has warned against any form of politics at this year’s Ncwala traditional ceremony.

Chief Mpezeni said all people regardless of their political affiliations and different backgrounds will be treated as delegates at the inaugural traditional ceremony.

ZANIS reports that Inkhosi Mpezeni said this in a message read on his behalf by the Ngoni Royal Establishment Spokesperson George Zulu during a fundraising walk in Lusaka yesterday.

Meanwhile, Chief Mpezeni has sent a message of condolences to the families of the 51 victims who died in a road accident at John Chinena area along the Great North Road in Chibombo district.

Chief Mpezeni has since appealed to all the delegates travelling to the inaugural Ncwala traditional ceremony to observe all traffic rules and regulations.

President Michael Sata is expected to grace this year’s Ncwala ceremony which will be held on the 23rd of February at Mtenguleni Park in Chipata.

Other notable delegates expected to attend this year’s ceremony include South African President Jacob Zuma, Malawi’s Joyce Banda, Mozambique’s Armando Guebuza, members of the diplomatic corps and other senior government officials.