By JULIUS PHIRI –
PARAMOUNT Chief Kalonga Gawa Undi of the Chewa people has called for co-existence between his tribe and the Ngoni people in Chipata District of Eastern Province.
Chief Gawa Undi said the two tribes should live in harmony instead of fighting over territorial boundaries.
The two tribes had apparently differed over an area in Chipangali where the Chewas are accusing Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngonis of creating a chiefdom within their territory.
Chief Gawa Undi said this through his advisor, Lucas Phiri in a statement issued yesterday.
The chief said the two tribes should learn to live side-by-side and focus on national development.
He, however, said it was wrong to suggest that Chipata District belonged to the Ngonis alone because the two tribes had shared the area from time immemorial.
“It is totally wrong for people to suggest that Chipata District belongs to Ngonis when in actual fact it is a shared land between Chewas and Ngonis. I am appealing for co-existence between the Chewas and Ngonis,” he said.