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Mfumu yalimbira


With a name meaning, “the chief’s rival”, Mfumu yalimbira advises on the risks of envy and aspirations for power. The chief should be respected. A rival to the chief causes strife in the village, and he may avail of witchcraft to achieve his ends of advancing himself. Gule wamkulu places a strong value on harmony in the community.