LOZI

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GENEALOGY

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1878 - 1884 Mulena Yomuhulu Mbumu wa Litunga Lewanika la Matunga Mwana Kokoma Milonga, Litunga of the Lozi and Paramount Chief of Borotseland (first time) - see below.
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1884 - 1885 Mulena Yomuhulu Mbumu wa Litunga Akafuna Tatila, Litunga of the Lozi and Paramount Chief of Borotseland, eldest son of Prince (Mwana' Mulena) Imbua Mulumbwa. Chief of Lukwakwa before his accession. Raised to the throne by the Induna Mata'a, September 1884. Deposed by Lewanika I, 4th November 1885. He was k. by Mulanziana Sitwala, in the Mashukulumbwe country, ca. 1887.
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1878-1884 &1885-1916 Mulena Yomuhulu Mbumu wa Litunga Lewanika la Matunga Mwana Kokoma Milonga [Lubosi I], Litunga of the Lozi and Paramount Chief of Borotseland. b. in the Nyengo country, 1842, as Prince (Mwana' Mulena) Lubosi, son of Prince Mando, by his wife, Inonge, after she had married Prince Litia Mulumbwa. Proclaimed after the deposition of his cousin. Enthroned at Namoyamenenwa, August 1878. Removed his capital from Sesheke to Lealui in 1878. Deposed and expelled by the Induna Mata'a, September 1884. Fled into Angola. Returned and rgained the throne by force of arms, 4th November 1885. Accepted a British Protectorate with a Resident Commissioner 27th June 1890. By 1893 he had set up his own police force, forbidden witchcraft and trial by orderal, reformed the marriage laws, outlawed human sacrifice and intoxicating liquors. He abolished the slave trade and slavery amongst the Barotse 1895, and all forms of domestic bondage and the enslavement of conquered tribes on 16th July 1906. Attended the Coronations of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra at Westminster Abbey in London in 1902, and King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Rcvd: King Edward VII (1902) and King George V (1911) Coron. medals. m. several wives, including, (a) at Likapai, after 1863, Linalinga Ma-Litia. m. (b) before 1886, Moyoo Ma-Waramba, his chief wife. m. (c) Linalinga Mawana Amatende (d. after 1917). He d. at Lealui Palace, 4th February 1916 (bur. Nanikelako), having had issue, thirty-five children, including nine sons and six daughters, by different wives:
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1916 - 1945 Mulena Yomuhulu Mbumu wa Litunga Yeta III, Litunga of the Lozi and Paramount Chief of Borotseland, CBE (c. 1.1.1946). b. at Likapai, 1871, as Prince (Mwana' Mulena) Litia Lewanika,  eldest son of Mulena Yomuhulu Mbumu wa Litunga Lewanika la Matunga Mwana Kokoma Milonga, Litunga of the Lozi and Paramount Chief of Borotseland, by his wife, Ma-Litia, educ. Paris Missionary Soc. Sch., Sefula. Converted to Christianity during his stay in Bechuanaland, 1891. Installed as Chief of Kazungula, 1894. Installed as Heir Apparent by his father with the title of Mulena of Sesheke, 1897. Baptised 25th May 1899. Proclaimed on the death of his father as Yeta III, 8th March 1916. Enthroned at Lealui, 13th March 1916. Abolished the traditional system of corvee, the last vestige of slavery, 1st April 1925. Attended the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey in London, 1937. Suffered a severe stroke which caused partial paralysis and loss of speech in early 1939. Appointed a Council of Regency, headed by the Ngambela Munalula, and three senior officials. Abdicated in favour of his younger brother, 20 th June 1945. Rcvd: King George V Silver Jubilee (1935) and King George VI Coron. (1937) medals. m. (first) at Sefula Church, January 1892, Moyoo Kumayo, baptised with her husband 25th May 1899, daughter of an Induna. m. (second), Linalinga …. He had issue, five sons and four daughters:
 
1945 - 1948 Mulena Yomuhulu Mbumu wa Litunga Imwiko, Litunga of the Lozi and Paramount Chief of Borotseland. b. 1885, as Prince (Mwana' Mulena) Imwiko Lewanika, third son of Mulena Yomuhulu Mbumu wa Litunga Lewanika la Matunga Mwana Kokoma Milonga, Litunga of the Lozi and Paramount Chief of Borotseland, educ. Bethany House Sch., Goudhurst, Kent. Installed as Heir Apparent with the title of Mulena of Sesheke, 13th March 1916. Proclaimed on the abdication of his elder brother, 25th June 1945. Enthroned at Lealui, June 1946. He d. June 1948, having had issue, including two sons:
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