Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Rastafarian Crowned King in Malawi
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I at His Coronation as the "Great King of Malawi" by that nation's traditional rulers on his visit in 1965. One of these rulers is Limbane's forebear. And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord and his name one-Zecharaiah 14:9
The Rastafarian world receieves with great joy the following news from Malawi, courtesy of Bro Paliani Chinguwo:
This coming sunday 6th of December 2009 will enter the annals of history as far as the Rastafari faith is concerned. A man of the Rastafari faith will be crowned king in Malawi. This will be the first Ras ever known to become a king in Malawi and probably the first one across the whole world unless proven otherwise. Of particular interest is the fact that a distant grand father of this Ras by the name of King Mponda was one of the three kings representing the nations of Malawi who crowned His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie on 3rd August 1965 as 'GREAT KING OF MALAWI.' This was during HIM's historic visit to Malawi.
Rases acrosss the world are hereby encouraged to send congratulatory messages to this king. SmS texts would do. The number of this Ras is:+265 999 289 094 and his name is Ras Limbani.
I phoned him this morning and he told me that the ceremony was initially scheduled to take place yesterday the29th December 2009. But it had to be shifted to next sunday inorder to accomodate a member of parliament in the area where the coronation is to take place.
Find attached a newspaper article about this which appeared in one of the dailies in Malawi. It is in the local language. But effort has been made to transilate it into English. Hence find the transilation which is below:
MALAWI NEWS 28TH NOVEMBER T0 4TH DECEMBER 2009
Coronation of Makata In Ndirande Tomorrow!
People of the Rastafari Faith are generally despised by the society as hemp smokers and counter productive in all aspects of community life. The coronation of a Rastafarian by the name of Limbani Evance Somanje Makata as King Makata poses to disprove this entrenched misconception. His coronation takes place in Ndirande (Blantyre city) tomorrow and will be witnessed by the district commissioner of Blantyre (governor), kings from within Blantyre city like King Somba, King Makata and King Kapeni among others. The 32 year old King told the reporter that society should patiently wait for the manifestation of the works of his hands rather than prematurely judge him on the basis of his faith.
Just as African people felt that the election of Mr Barak Obama as President of the United States, so too Rastafarian people will see the coronation of Limbani as an event that we can all take pride in as a sign that we are emerging from the fringes of society.
And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?-Mark 12:10-11
Glory be to the King of Kings who makes these things possible.