Written by PIUS NYONDO
MZUZU--Mkhosi Jele, late Inkosi ya Makhosi M'mbelwa's IV eldest son, will be crowned M'mbelwa V after burial and mourning period at Edingeni in Mzimba.
A senior Jele Ngoni chief has said Mkhosi will take over the chieftaincy after the burial of his father this Saturday.
The crown prince refused to comment on his new role saying he couldn't speak as the remains of his father were lying in state.
"Do you think this is the right time to discuss that? How do I talk to you when my father is lying there [in state]?" Mkhosi told The Nation.
According to his Facebook profile, Mkhosi Jele was born on April 16 1985 and works as a bank clerk at the First Merchant Bank, which he joined last April. Before that, Mkhosi worked as a date entry clerk at the Electoral Commission between March 2008 and June 2009. In 2006, he was at St. Patrick's High School.
M'mbelwa IV was born Zwangedaba Jele on August 15 1954. He was installed chief in 1984 after the death of his father. He did his primary school at Edingeni and was selected to Mzuzu Government Secondary School in 1976.
He later worked for Press Holdings and Shire Valley Cattle Ranch before being installed as chief. He served in a number of boards while he was chief.
He is survived by a wife, three sons and a daughter.