Synod bans party regalia at Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe’s burial ceremony

Reverend Levi Nyondo

The Livingstonia Synod has banned party regalia at the burial ceremony of Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe in Rumphi.

The chief will be laid to rest tomorrow at Bolero in the district.

General Secretary of the synod Reverend Levi Nyondo on Monday told political parties to advise their members not to wear party regalia during the ceremony.

“Tell your people not to wear party colors. The late Chief was a member of the CCAP, not a member of any of your parties,” Nyondo said.

Meanwhile, government has announced that the late chief will be buried with full military honors and President Peter Mutharika will attend the ceremony.

Initially, Mutharika directed Minister of Local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa to represent him.

On Monday, a funeral church service for the late Paramount Chief was held at St. Andrews Congregation of the CCAP Livingstonia Synod.

Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe, who was born Walter John Hardy Gondwe, died around 9:00pm on Thursday, 29th November at Mzuzu Central hospital.

Reports from the hospital indicate that the Chief, succumbed to low blood pressure.

Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe was born on 24th March 1932 and was installed as Traditional Authority in 1978.  He is survived by a wife, 5 children and 12 grandchildren.