Divisions rock Maseko Ngoni royal family


Cracks have emerged in Maseko Ngoni royal family with some members said to be backed by Inkosi Yamakosi Gomani V evicting widow of the late Inkosi Gomani IV from a house at Lizulu the Nkosini Headquarters.

On Friday morning, a government lorry, MG 740, arrived at Nkosini with two police officers to remove property of the house Nkosikati was living in.

Malawi News crew found the lorry packed within Nkosini.


In the process unidentified man stopped Malawi News crew that they had to seek permission from the Inkosi Gomani V to conduct interviews.

Efforts to speak to Inkosi Gomani V proved futile as he could not be reached on his phone.

But the woman being evicted from the house said she was shocked with the development.


“I don’t have much to say. The eviction notice was given through children. I thought they were just joking. They gave me a deadline of Thursday. I am shocked they have gone ahead with the plan,” the woman said.

One of the family members, Frank Gomani, narrated what happened:

“We just saw the vehicle coming, and some boys started packing the household items into the lorry. The people said the family had told them that our mother should leave by close of business today (Friday),” Gomani said.

He said he was not sure on where the household items would be taken to.

Late Gomani IV left four sons: Frank, Zwelithini, Mswati and Rumbani.

“It is Rumbani’s mother they are chasing. We are surprised that they are chasing her because from what we hear, the late Inkosi paid lobola for her and according to Ngoni traditions, such a woman cannot be chased away from Nkosini,” Gomani said.

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