Sunday, September 27, 2009

Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani IV laid to rest

The late Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani IV in his military and traditional Ngoni attire. Pic by Malawi Digest.

The body of late Paramount chief for Maseko Ngoni’s in Malawi, Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV has been laid to rest at his Lizulu Headquarters in the central region district of Ntcheu.

The late Inkosi Gomani was buried on Saturday following Ngoni traditional, military and religious rites.

He has since been replaced by his first born son Willard Mswati Kanjedza who is only 13 years old.

The Form 2 secondary school pupil is expected to take full control of the throne after the completion of his education.

Meanwhile, his aunt, Mary Malinki a sister to the deceased Paramount Chief will act in his place until when Mswati is mature and finished his education to take over the responsibility.

Delivering a message of condolence on behalf of Malawi State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika, Speaker of the National Assembly Henry Chimunthu Banda said that government has lost a chief who had a vision of revitalizing the Ngoni culture and traditions among the Maseko Ngonis.

He said the death of Inkosi Gomani IV was regrettable considering that he was development conscious and a unifying factor amongst the Maseko Ngonis.

Banda said that among other things the late Gomani IV enhanced peace, unity and order among his subjects in Ntcheu and the country as a whole.

“The late Inkosi ya Makosi had special interest to revitalize and conserve the Ngoni culture and principles, a thing which President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika supported and appreciated most,” he said.

Also speaking during the burial ceremony, the Commander of the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) General Marco Chidziko said the death of Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV was equally of great concern to the MDF considering that he served the organization in various capacities up rising through the ladder to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel which he said is no mean achievement in the army.

“The deceased was a hard working, obedient and honest officer,” said Chidziko.

Born Alex Kanjedza in 1961, after completing his primary education at Mzamazi in Ntcheu district the late Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV went to Mtendere Secondary School in Dedza.

He joined the Malawi Defence Force in 1982 and retired in January 2008. He was installed Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV in June the same year by Malawi President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika to succeed his late father.

The late Paramount Chief died on Sunday on his way to Ntcheu District Hospital where prior to his death was treated of diabetes as an out patient.

A cross section of people including cabinet ministers, senior government officials, military and police officers and traditional leaders including Inkosi Ya Makosi Mbelwa of Mzimba paid their last respects to the late Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV.

1 comment:

  1. amfumu kapumeni mwavutikadi.Koma angoni munthu kupita chokhala mpaka kugwira masaya chonchija?bwavo angoni!