STANBIC CELEBRATES NGONI HERITAGE AND GIVES K100,000 TO NC’WALA CEREMONY
Nc’wala is an annual thanksgiving ceremony in which the Paramount Chief of the Ngoni, His Royal Highness Chief Mpezeni, blesses the first harvest. The ceremony is characterised by spirited performances from traditional dancers and Ngoni warriors which culminate in the slaughter of a bull – whose blood is offered to His Royal Highness Nkosi Yama Nkosi Mpezeni. Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni expressed delight with the way the ceremony was run, saying it had been the best ever organised. The traditional leader praised the organising committee and sponsors for aiding its success.
And Mr Gabaraane added that the bank would continue to play a critical role in preserving Zambia’s cultural diversity. Stanbic donated ZMW100,000 toward the successful hosting of the ceremony and has pledged further support in coming years.