ACCORDING to the Bible, “no one can serve two masters”, but that is exactly what Ondonga senior traditional councillor Naeman Amalwa appears to be doing.
On the one hand he claims to agree with the government’s recognition of Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo as the new king of Ondonga, but on the other hand he is the seventh applicant in the urgent court case brought by throne claimant Konis Eino Kalenga seeking to stop Nangolo’s planned installation and to reverse the government’s approval of his [Nangolo’s] application.
Speaking to Informanté two days ago, Amalwa said that he does not support either of the two factions and that he fully agrees with the government’s recognition of Nangolo as new king of Ondonga, but he signed a confirmatory affidavit supporting the case against Nangolo’s installation that served with the application in the High Court today.
Amalwa was late King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas’ press aide and was always seen as leaning towards the faction that supports throne claimant Konis Kalenga, but Amalwa himself denies this.
People familiar with Amalwa’s thinking say that he appears to have lost interest in the affairs of the Ondonga Traditional Authority and is currently “on the fence” planning to give up his position and become “a pastor”.
“I do not think that Amalwa is neutral as he claims. The fact that he is one of the applicants in Konis Kalenga’s case gives the game away,” said Kashona Ka Malulu, the spokesperson of the faction that supports Nangolo.