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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)
  • Akufuna 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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187 news items

Zambia Daily Mail
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:26:38 -0700

THE Lusaka High Court has granted Chief Chiengele of the Lozi people permission to commence judicial review of the Litunga's decision to revoke his chieftaincy. In his ruling delivered yesterday, High Court judge Mwiinde Siavwapa, however, noted that ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:16:29 -0700

Meanwhile, Litunga La Mboela of Nalolo District has appealed to government to help address the water challenges in her chiefdom. Speaking when Mrs Lungu paid a courtesy call on her at Muoyo palace on Friday, the Litunga said the Muoyo has no water ...

Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:41:20 -0700

First Lady Esther Lungu welcomed on arrival in Limulungu District where she paid a courtesy call on the Litunga at Limulunga Palace on August 12,2015. The First Lady is in Western Province on the outreach Programme for People with Special needs ...
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 03:52:30 -0700

She also paid a courtesy call on the District Commissioner and the Litunga la Mboela at her Muoyo Palace. Community Development, Mother and Child Health director for Social Welfare Stanfield Michelo said the new district has 28 households benefiting ...
Zambia Daily Mail
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:58:55 -0700

She also thanked the Litunga for allowing his Indunas to attend training on child marriages, defilement and cervical cancer. She is confident that the knowledge imparted in the Indunas will go a long way in reducing the vices. Mrs Lungu has also ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:30:00 -0700

The ceremony symbolises the evacuation of the Lozi king or Litunga from the flooded capital, Lealui, to Limulunga on the plateau. The floods also attract migratory birds such as the white stock, egret and heron which come to feast on marine life forms.

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:08:11 -0700

The First Lady arrived around 11:00 hours and straight away went to pay a courtesy call on the Litunga. “President Lungu has love for the people of Western Province and has interest in sustaining their livelihood. This is why the President ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 01:32:04 -0700

Mrs Lungu also thanked the Litunga and people of Western Province for the wonderful reception she was accorded. The First Lady is in Western Province for the outreach programme with the less-privileged. She was by press time expected to hold a meeting ...

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