Masala: Where fruit varieties thrived

A MODERN building block at Masala market. Picture right, some of the oldest houses still inhabited by people at the main market. PICTURES: STAFRANCE ZULU

MASALA township in Ndola has come a long way since its establishment in the 1960s.
When it started out, it used to be one of the cleanest before it became infamous for criminality. Now, some sanity is being retained.
Masala township had a close relationship with Chifubu. It is a relationship to be proud of.
There used to be a saying that Chifubu fubula, Masala shika. This implied that if someone was killed in Chifubu, it was somewhat the responsibility of Masala, where the cemetery was located, to bury the dead.
But other than its graveyard, Masala also boasted of a variety of fruits. It is believed that the township got its name from this variety of fruits as people had a lot of choice on what to eat, including a fruit called amabungo.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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