By Anna Malikana.

The above was discovered during the women’s week in Kabwe’s – Kamushanga compound in 2010.  The residents call her Mama UNIP.  On inquiring we found out that she was part of the youth women under  Mama Julia Chikamoneka.  The woman is 73 years old with good memory of what happened during the fight for our independence.  She lives in a home none of us would not want to live in.

The woman is in the middle of the picture with a grey jacket and without anything on her head but with a head scuff.  This woman has never been honored.  My writing is to make her to be discovered.  In the same compound is another freedom fighter never honored again, his name is Mr. William Bwalya.
These people worked closely with our first Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda who they claim to know very well.   Mama Edna says they come from the same Lubwa Mission.
To Get In Touch with the two Heroes email  to tumfweko@aim.com for details.


9 Responses to "EDNAH CHANDA CHEWE The Forgotten Hero – FREEDOM FIGHTER"

  1. musonda   October 22, 2011 at 4:21 am

    How did you Ba tumfweko prove beyond a shadow of doubt that they are who they are? It sounds like you just took they’re word for it, have you crossed checked this with archive government documents or even reached out to the people they claim to know to really confirm. I’m not saying they are lying but it’s not uncommon for people to make claims about who they are. I confronted a guy claiming to be the grandson of Kapwepwe not knowing that I attended nchanga trust school with Kapwepwe’s granddaughter who (unlike the claimer)is directly related, her father is kapwepwe’s 4th born child. he later sheepishly admitted his lies. Now if one can claim to be blood like that others can claim to be the people themselves. All the same if they are who they are I am in full support of honoring our heroes!! I’ll email you for more details.

  2. Zambian   October 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I live in Kabwe and I personally know these people and are alive and there story is true beyond reasonable doubt. If there is anything you can do Musonda do it knowing you are serving heroes.

    • musonda   October 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Thankyou for clarifying that Zambian, I appreciate that.

  3. TRUE RANGERS   October 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Ba Tumfweko this is good but you should go into details so that the truth should come out and the grand ma and grand pa should be honoured. Now go back and research thoroughly. Idiotts.

  4. t   October 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Tumfweko, please improve on your grammer and spelling.

  5. chinshingwa mwikate   October 22, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Why is it that the freedom fighters are being negleted?My grand mother too was a freedom fighter who told me came from lubwa mission that they were 12 in number when they came here in town of chingola.she died in 2005 at the age of 113.l believed everything she told me that some of her friendz ar in central and luapula province.Ba government mubaposeko amano abantu aba.

    • musonda   October 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      something trully needs to be done other countries never forget their heroes. Americans constantly make reference to the founding fathers and take pride in telling history, we have arguebly just as rich a history if not richer but we are allowing our heroes to be neglected while claimers roam free.

  6. Ba guy   October 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    ama spelling it does’nt matter chikala as long as naumfya, lest move on

  7. Hidden Object   October 27, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Please, those who were born between 1979 upwards should keep quite because those who were there in the Kaunda regime, knows very well about these two elders. Yes! am one of those who can bear witness that these michembelez fought hard during that time for Kaunda to have firm in Kabwe because they worked very close with Mama Chikamoneka. Please they deserve a honour. Musonda do your work dont listen to those who are just barking from without.