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Barotse King Imwiko marks 20 years on throne

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By Mashete Lumamezi

THE King of Barotseland Lubosi Imwiko II, has marked his 20 year coronation anniversary on the throne last month October 13. He was enthroned as the king on 13 October 2000.

Litunga (King) of Barotseland, Lubosi Imwiko II, ( front right) walking in his Lielui Royal Village accompanied by Zambian Soldiers and his traditional band…

His 20 year coronation ceremony was postponed to November 13, 2020 due to COVID 19 measure caused by the deadly Coronavirus imposed by the government of Zambia.

Barotseland is a kingdom in the western province of Zambia.

His Majesty, Imwiko II who has been the King of Barotseland since 2000 is the oldest surviving son of former Litunga (King)  Imwiko I, known by names , Mwanangono Imasiku Imwiko I , was Litunga of Barotseland from 1945-1948.

Before his installation as the Litunga, Lubosi Imwiko was head of the regional principality of Lukulu in 1981.

He was enthroned as King of Barotseland on October 13, 2000.

However, tens of thousands of people from Barotseland and Zambia are slated to turn up to celebrate his 20th Coronation anniversary celebrations which will take place on the 13th to the 17th November in Lealui Royal palace.

Litunga Imwiko II coronation anniversary is celebrated every year in remembrance to honour the day the Litunga was ascended to the throne, and as well as reminding him of the traditional leadership inheritance and the future.

The 20th coronation anniversary ceremony will be held in Lealui Royal Village, which is located at about 14 km west of the town of Mongu.

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