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Not to be confused with Litungu.

The Litunga of Barotseland (now in Zambia) is the king or paramount chief of the Lozi people. The Litunga resides near the Zambezi River and the town of Mongu, at Lealui on the floodplain in the dry season, and on higher ground at Limulunga on the edge of the floodplain in the wet season. The Litunga moves between these locations in what is known as the Kuomboka ceremony.

The current Litunga is Lubosi II.

List of Litungas[edit]

Rulers (title Mbumu wa Litunga)[edit]

Makololo chiefs (title Morêna)[edit]

  • Sebetwane (1838 - 1851)
  • Mamochisane (female) (1851) – Daughter of Sebetwane
  • Sekeletu (1851 - 1863) – Son of Sebetwane and Setlutlu
  • Mambili (1863)
  • Liswaniso (in rebellion) (1863)
  • Mbololo (1863 - 1864) – Brother of Sebetwane

Rulers (title Mbumu wa Litunga)[edit]

  • Sipopa Lutangu (1864 - 1876)[2]
  • Mowa Mamili – Regent (1876)
  • Mwanawina II (1876 - 1878)
  • Lubosi I (1st time) (1878 - 1884)
  • Akafuna Tatila (1884 - 1885)
  • Sikufele (in rebellion) (1885)
  • Lubosi I (Lewanika I) (2nd time) (1885 - 1916)
  • Mokamba - Regent (1916)
  • Yeta III (1916 - 1945)
  • Shemakone Kalonga Wina -Regent (1st time) (1945 - 1946)
  • Imwiko Lewanika (1946 - 1948)
  • Shemakone Kalonga Wina -Regent (2nd time) (1948)
  • Mwanawina III (1948 - 1968)
  • Hastings Ndangwa Noyoo -Regent (1968)
  • Godwin Mbikusita Lewanika II (1968 - 1977)
  • Ilute Yeta IV (1977 - 2000)
  • Lubosi II Imwiko (2000–Present)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Egerton Sykes, Alan Kendall (2001). Who's who in non-classical mythology. Routledge. p. 144. ISBN 9780415260404. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  2. ^ Family tree of Litungas

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Zambian Watchdog

Zambian Watchdog
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:43:22 -0800

IMG_4021 In the last 24 hours the campaign tour has taken me to Mongu and Limulunga. We have been in the markets meeting people and this morning in Mongu a press conference was held for local media, said UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

Lusaka Times

Zambian Watchdog
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:42:22 -0700

10463027_762054287178657_8382465934465196636_n 10442954_762068230510596_7859339868005179640_n 10475697_762054380511981_8431756790865759194_n The Litunga of Barotseland on Monday warned the PF police against ...

Zambian Watchdog

Zambian Watchdog
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:06:13 -0700

MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba on Wednesday toured Mongu, Western Province where he paid a courtesy call on the Litunga to offer his condolences on the loss of his wife, the Queen of the Lozi people. Dr. Mumba who arrived at the palace at 10 Hours ...
Zambian Watchdog
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:48:45 -0700

President Michael Sata and the entire government have completely ignored the death of the wife of the Litunga of Western province who died on Monday this week at UTH. So far there has been no message of condolences to the Litunga and the people of ...
Zambian Watchdog
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:41:15 -0700

The truth is that Litunga will be like any chief. He sold his authority ( by aligning himself to Zambia) just because of money. In terms of jurisdiction his power will eventually reduce to that of a Headman when the new Zambian constitution will be passed.


Sun, 16 Mar 2014 05:33:45 -0700

Government says it will ensure that the late Litunga's wife Queen Moyo Imwambo is given a befitting send off on Monday. Western province Minister, Josephine Limata says Queen Moyo Imwambo's body will arrive in Mongu from Lusaka at 14:30 hours aboard ...
Zambian Watchdog
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 03:23:55 -0800

In an attempt to divert attention from the failed plot to buy the Litunga of Barotseland, president Michael Sata has hastily created six more districts in Western and North-western Provinces. And president Sata has 'called' for the construction of a ...
Zambian Watchdog
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:27:25 -0700

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has been presented with a Traditional Barotse Royal Stick of leadership by the Litunga of Barotseland Imwiko Lubosi II. The Litunga gave the UPND leader Hichilema the symbol of honour through the Barotse Prime ...

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