ARTHUR MWANSA, Lusaka
CHIEFS in Southern Province have resolved to hold their traditional ceremonies as per calendar.
Southern Province Royal Foundation of Chiefs deputy chairperson senior Chief Chikanta said in an interview yesterday that chiefs agreed to hold traditional ceremonies after a meeting last Friday.
“I want to state that we had a meeting last Friday at which we agreed to go ahead with our traditional ceremonies as per our calendar. Southern Province Royal Foundation of Chiefs is constituted of 10 members, so we formed the quorum as we were five of us present, and we agreed to go ahead with our traditional ceremonies,” Chief Chikanta said.
Other traditional leaders who were present at the meeting are Chief Chooma of Choma district, Chieftainess Mwenda of Chikankata, Chieftainess Choongo of Monze and Chief Nyawa of Kazungula.
Some traditional leaders in Southern Province said recently that they will not hold their ceremonies until United Party for National Development (UPND) leader president Hakainde Hichilema was released.
Mr Hichilema was last week released from prison following the decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to enter a nolle prosequi in a case in which he and five others were charged with treason.