Bambata /Zombo Kingdom, Angola

Bambata (mbata) or Zombo kingdom is one of the Kingdoms under the larger kingdom of the Kongo. It is today a traditional kingdom located in the country of Angola.

The late King of Bambata or Zombo was King Nzolameso Antonio of Bambata (mbata) or Zombo kingdom, Angola. He is a Angolan decorated lieutenant colonel who served in the 19th group of angolan armed forces that fought for 6 years against apartheid in southern Angola further helping ANC South Africa and SWAPO Namibia. He was honoured with a medal alongside fellow members by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola.

Prince Mfumu Makitu, tribal leader of kizulu tribe of Bambata or Zombo kingdom, Angola. He is also the nephew of the current King Nzolameso Antonio.

One of their Princes was appointed ambassador of Kongo to Vatican Italy and is buried in the St Mary’s basilica

Photos : Mfumu Makitu

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