• Short Summary

    SIR MWANAWINA LEWANIKA THE THIRD, PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF BAROTSE PROVINCE, ZAMBIA, WHO DIED IN HOSPITAL AT LIVINGSTONE LAST WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 13) WAS BURIED AT THE VILLAGE OF SIKULE, NEAR THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF MONGU, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    SIR MWANAWINA LEWANIKA THE THIRD, PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF BAROTSE PROVINCE, ZAMBIA, WHO DIED IN HOSPITAL AT LIVINGSTONE LAST WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 13) WAS BURIED AT THE VILLAGE OF SIKULE, NEAR THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF MONGU, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA AND MANY OTHER LEADING ZAMBIANS ATTENDED THE FUNERAL.

    AS THE LITUNGA OF BAROTSE PROVINCE, SIR MWANAWINA WAS ZAMBIA'S BEST KNOWN AND MOST COLOURFUL TRADITIONAL LEADER. HE ENTERED LIVINGSTONE HOSPITAL LAST MONTH FOR A CHECK-UP AND LATER DEVELOPED A KIDNEY DISEASE.

    SIR MWANAWINA WAS BORN IN 1884 AND WAS EDUCATED AT LOVEDALE COLLEGE IN SOUTH AFRICA. HE SUCCEEDED TO THE THRONE IN 1948 AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS BROTHER, MULENA IMWIKO LEWANIKA. AT ONE TIME THE LITUNGA WAS THE AUTOCRATIC RULER OF BAROTSELAND, BUT WITH THE COMING OF INDEPENDENCE THE BAROTSE PEOPLE WERE INTEGRATED WITH OTHER PROVINCES. BEFORE HIS DEATH. THE LITUNGA SAW A MODERN AND PROGRESSIVE BAROTSE PROVINCE WHICH, THOUGH FULLY INTEGRATED, RETAINED ITS HISTORIC TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS.

    IN 1959 SIR MWANAWINA WAS MADE A COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND TRAVELLED TO LONDON TO BE DUBBED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH. HE WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN FROM CENTRAL AFRICA TO RECEIVE A KNIGHTHOOD.

    THE LITUNGA WAS MARRIED IN 1915. ONE OF HIS DAUGHTERS IS CHIEFTAINESS OF SENENGA AND ONE OF HIS SONS IS A CHIEF IN THE LUKULU DISTRICT. THREE OTHER SONS ARE ATTENDING SCHOOL IN BRITAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECYT9LAGP7RZE80RS0J6KZ34Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAECYT9LAGP7RZE80RS0J6KZ34Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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