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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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Litunga and Kenneth Kaunda signing the Barotse agreement in Barotseland in pictures. Here lies the secret of the Barotse.


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3 news items

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
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:07:30 -0700

The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has announced that the Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi people of Barotseland will this year not be held following the demise of the Litunga (King)'s wife, Queen Moyo Imwambo, who died on 10th March and was put to ...
Zambian Watchdog
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 04:59:10 -0700

Between 15 and 17 of March 2014, I was on a tour of duty to Western Province to of course cover the funeral of the Litunga's wife the Queen Mother and also to investigate the January 2011 Mongu Riots orchestrated by one Michael Chilufya Sata while in ...

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