VISITING King Mwatiyanvwa Mushidi III of the Lunda-Luba people from DR Congo says chiefs are God’s stewards and not practitioners of witchcraft.
He said people who accused chiefs of being practitioners of witchcraft were totally misguided and should desist from doing so.
He was speaking in Livingstone when he arrived at the Harry Mwaanga International Airport aboard a Proflight plane accompanied by his wife to attend a Christian conference and fellowship crusade organised by Overland Missions Zambia aimed at adding value to spiritual relations. King Mwatiyavwa said that there was need for the people of Lunda and Luba lands to uphold peace and unity.
He was received by Senior Chief Kanongesha of Mwinilunga, Chief Mumena of Solwezi and Chief Ishima and Chief Nyakaseya of the Lunda people, all from North-Western Province, and Overland Mission Africa director operations Pastor Jacob Shwertfegers.
Speaking through Senior Chief Kanongesha of the Lunda people, King Mwatiyavwa said chiefs were God’s stewards and he did not see any reason as to why they should be struggling to settle God’s word with their subjects in the kingdoms and yet had structures of traditional priests.
He said, therefore, those who labelled chiefs as artists of witchcraft should stop from doing so.
And Chief Mukuni of the Toka-Leya said his chiefdom was blessed to receive the King, whom he said he had met several times with the latter promising to visit Zambia one day.