South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe has been invited by the Bemba Royal Establishment to grace his year’s Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony of the Bemba people.
Mr Motsepe is the founder and executive chairperson of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum.
And Paramount Chief Chitimukulu, who confirmed the development, has told ZANIS that he is impressed with the work done in readiness for the traditional ceremony.
The traditional leader has since called on people who will attend the event to ensure they conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.
The Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena is celebrated in Mungwi district of Northern Province.
He has since thanked the government and other stakeholders for coming on board to help with the preparations of the event.
Meanwhile, Northern province Deputy Permanent Secretary Boniface Mbuzi has praised committees that have been constituted to help with the preparations of the ceremony.
The traditional ceremony will be held next weekend on the 10th and 11th of August 2018.