UPND president Hakainde Hichilema yesterday got a thunderous welcome in Southern Province where he went to attend the Bene Mukuni traditional ceremony. As the Toka-leya speaking people of Kazungula gathered to celebrate the ceremony at Mukuni Village in Livingstone, it was clear that this year’s event was twice merrier because of Hichilema’s presence. They were ferried in numbers and in their numbers they sang and danced for the special occasion. And the opposition leader said chiefs played a vital role in uniting the country. “This is part of our partnership building agenda of involving traditional leaders in the development of our country. We hold our traditional leaders in high esteem because other than being partners in development, they are also…...

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