Before becoming the Litunga, Lubosi Imwiko was earlier, in 1981, head of the regional principality of Lukulu, before being enthroned as King of Barotseland on October 13, 2000.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people from Mongu, Limulunga and from various places across Barotseland have turned up to celebrate his 19th Coronation anniversary celebrations expected to last nearly a week.
The coronation anniversary is celebrated annually to mark the day the Litunga ascended to the throne as well as reminding him of the traditional leadership inheritance and the future.
This year's coronation anniversary ceremony is being held in Limulunga Royal Village, with activities having started yesterday, Sunday 13th October at 10:00 hours with interdenominational prayers conducted by the UCZ and the Roman Catholic Churches, and later on in the afternoon various cultural dances and entertainments followed.
The festivities of His Majesty’s Coliso are likely to end on Tuesday, 15th October 2019.