Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Friday, March 30, 2012

Chief Nyerere Burito's 70th death anniversary

Today is the 70th death anniversary of the death of Chief Nyerere Burito who ruled between 1912 and 1942.
Chief Nyerere Burito, center, with one of his 22 wives on his right and a guard on his left.
He was the leader for the Zanaki of Butiama during German and British colonial rule.

He is the father of Tanzania's founding president, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. Mwalimu's mother, Christina Mgaya wa Nyang'ombe was the fifth of Chief Nyerere Burito's 22 wives.

Posts related to this one:
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2011/10/zanaki-culture.html
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2009/06/letter-from-butiama-one-big-family.html
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2012/04/zanaki-culture.html

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