Litunga Imwiko II celebrates 19th Coliso – Coronation Anniversary

14 October 2019
Festivities characterizes Imwiko II's 19th coliso, the King of Barotseland's coronation anniversary celebrations - CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE


Hundreds have turned up at Limulunga Palace to celebrate Litunga Imwiko II on His Majesty’s 19th coronation anniversary ceremony known as Coliso.

His Majesty the King of Barotseland is this week celebrating 19 years on the throne.

Lubosi Imwiko was enthroned Imwiko II, on 13th October 2000 in Lealui, the Royal capital of Barotseland.

His Majesty, Imwiko II, whose birth name is Lubosi Imwiko, has been the King of Barotseland since 2000.

He is the oldest surviving son of Litunga Imwiko the First, whose birth name is Imasiku Mwanang’ono Lewanika, who ruled Barotseland from 1945 to 1948.

Before becoming the Litunga, Lubosi Imwiko was earlier, in 1981, head of the regional principality of Lukulu, before being enthroned as King of Barotseland on October 13, 2000.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people from Mongu, Limulunga and from various places across Barotseland have turned up to celebrate his 19th Coronation anniversary celebrations expected to last nearly a week.

The coronation anniversary is celebrated annually to mark the day the Litunga ascended to the throne as well as reminding him of the traditional leadership inheritance and the future.

This year's coronation anniversary ceremony is being held in Limulunga Royal Village, with activities having started yesterday, Sunday 13th October at 10:00 hours with interdenominational prayers conducted by the UCZ and the Roman Catholic Churches, and later on in the afternoon various cultural dances and entertainments followed.

The festivities of His Majesty’s Coliso are likely to end on Tuesday, 15th October 2019.

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