DOWA-(MaraviPost)-The country’s break-away grouping from the Chewa Cultural Heritage over the weekend elected paramount chief Lundu as its patron.
The grouping argues that it does not recognize Kalonga Gawa Undi as its leader in Malawi.
According to Zodiak radio, the splinter grouping, Bwalo la Achewa met on Saturday in Dowa where they also elected senior chief Kalonga as deputy to the controversial and politically biased Lundu.
Chief Kaomba was elected director of chiefs.
But chief Lukwa of Kasungu has described the grouping as illegal, saying all Chewas in Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi are under their king, the Zambia-based Gawa Undi.
Lundu said he has been elected the leader of all Chewas in Malawi because he is the head of the tribe the whole country.
According to sources say Lundu, a confessed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) sympathizer has sought money to cause confusion in the Chewa tribe after noting that most chewa traditional leaders rally behind the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and United Transformation Movement (UTM) parties.
“Kalonga Gawa Undi has no powers in Malawi,” said Lundu after his election.
Kaomba also is seen as a mere fortune seeker and seizes any opportunity to make money.