Inkosi Mbelwa IV to be buried on Saturday

Inkosi yamakhosi Mbelwa IV who died Tuesday morning after a short illness will be buried Saturday at his headquarters of Edingeni in Mzimba district, north of Malawi.

The chief will also be accorded a state funeral as directed by President Joyce Banda who described the late Inkosi as a great son of Malawi.

On Wednesday Inkosi yamakhosi Phelembe of Mzimba and Senior Chief Tsabango of Lilongwe led the people from the central region to pay their last respect to the paramount chief.

In his remarks Inkosi Pherembe described the late Inkosi Mbelwa as a father who loved his culture with passion.

“He was the one who installed me as chief and I am devastated by his death. We only hope that God is going to guide us as we mourn him,” said Inkosi Phelembe.

Born Zongendaba Jere in 1954, the Ngoni Chief was installed as Inkosi ya Makosi M'mbelwa IV in February 1984 by Paramount Chief Mpezeni of Zambia at his home Village of Edingeni in Mzimba.

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