Mwami M'siri Shitambi Ngelengwa - 125 years

 Mwami Mwenda Bantu M'siri Godefroid Munongo Jr.
Mwami Mwenda Bantu M'siri Godefroid Munongo Jr.




Munyembe = a mango tree
Mupera Ė a guava tree
Mubabayu = a papaya tree
Mubu = a mosquito
Mukongoroso = a bird
Mukose = a small antilope
Ndogobe = a donkey
Nzovu = an elephant
Nkoko = a chicken
Noni = a bird
Ngwe = a leopard
Ntama = a sheep
Nsazi = a fly
Nama = meat
Ndimu = a wild animal
Nkofiro = a hat
Ngabo = a shield
Ngoma = a drum
 

M'siri was enthroned in Luambo under the names MWENDA BANTU, at the same time as as his uncle MIHAMBO FWARUME, first, who bore the title of MUTAKA FWARUME, and second, the Mwami NKUGURU. For the occasion, were also inducted two Bagabe: MUGABE KASARI WIHALA and MUBILI KU BANTU or Mugabe wa Nkululi.

The first three wives were elevated to the following titles: BUSEGA NAMWANDA who became the NIHANGA, also called Mugoli Kapapa; NAMIZI became IHOZYO or Mugoli KANFWA in the local language, and finally the third queen, whose maiden name we no longer know, became the SHIGEME or Kamama.

Mísiri King of the Bayeke of Garaganza December 20, 1891 Ė December 20, 2016

Around the middle of the nineteenth century, the one the whole world would come to know as Mushidi or Mísiri (the earth as in the ground, all the earth), of his birth name Ngelengwa Mukala, accompanied his father Kalasa to Katanga. Kalasa had already come to Katanga to acquire possessions, of which was copper. There, he had weaved bonds of friendship with autochthonous leaders, among whom were Mpande of the Basanga, Katanga of the Balamba, Sompwe of the Bena-Mitumba, Kiniama, and Katala.

Kalasa was of the Sumbwa tribe of Unyamwezi, in todayís Tanzania.

After spending a few years in Busumbwa, Mísiri sought and obtained from his father Kalasa Mazwiri, the authorization to return to Katanga. Mísiri came back to stay with king Katanga who welcomed him with open arms and gave him a place to settle. Mísiri built his first village, which he called Lutipuka. He began to acquire possessions and ascendace in Katanga. However, he also put his life, his mind, his strength, and his weapons to the service of his Ďadoptive fatherí Katanga, and later, other kings as well.

Mísiri fought on their behalf to bring order back to the various realms of their kingdoms. He put down vassals who were in revolt, hunted down the Baluba whose violent raids in these parts of the country were equal to an epidemic against which the local people were defenseless. He thus freed the people who were under the stranglehold of the Lundas of Kazembe to whom they paid tribute. Mísiri went and crushed the armies that were led by Lubabila and Saka Diata, two sons of the Lunda King, killing the former with his own hands.

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