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Saturday, 20 March 2010

'SHEEP' THAT PROTECT THE DRAGON: Pentecostal movement mourns with Buganda over loss of Kasubi tombs

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God(Luke 16:14-15)

….that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.



NOTE: WHAT YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT KASUBI TOMBS

This Kasubi tomb site that was gutted by fire is the greatest satanic stronghold in Uganda. It contains a fire altar that burns 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So many satanic rituals are done at this site. Religious leaders in Uganda are silent about the Satanism in this site. Prayers have already been conducted in the Anglican Namirembe cathedral for the so called loss. Definitely the act of burning these tombs is carnal, but the incident has revealed how the catholic, Anglican and certain sections of Pentecostal churches in Uganda have nothing to do with truth and the Lord Jesus Christ. Their interest is power, prestige and politics. Flee these hypocrites now. They are not entering heaven but broke whoever is trying to enter heaven.


Pentecostal movement mourns with Buganda

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/882298/-/wjqug6/-/index.html

By Ephraim Kasozi

Posted Friday, March 19 2010 at 00:00

Kampala

Leaders of the Pentecostal Movement in Uganda have consoled Buganda Kingdom over the burning of Kasubi Tombs in which four of the former Kings were buried.

The historical tombs on Tuesday night went up in flames engulfing the main building housing.

“As members of the Pentecostal Movement, we are greatly concerned and wish to express our sorrow over the loss of invaluable items that cannot be replaced,” said Pastor Fred Wantaate, the leader of Makerere Full Gospel Church on Thursday.

Mengo wants independent Kasubi probe

http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?newsCategoryId=12&newsId=713828

…..The week of mourning will reach its climax on Friday with prayers at the tombs led by the Catholic Archbishop of Kampala, Cyprian Lwanga. The Kabaka and church leaders will attend.

Mufti, Bishops mourn destruction of Kasubi Tombs

http://kampalatoday.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/mufti-bishops-mourn-destruction-of-kasubi-tombs/

By Joseph Kafumbe

The Supreme Mufti Sheikh Zubairi Kayongo has condemned people who set Kasubi tombs on fire. Accompanied by a Kampala business tycoon and chairman of Tamoil East Africa Ltd Hajji Habib Kagimu while meeting the Katikkiro of Buganda this evening at Bulange Mengo, Sheikh Zubairi Kayongo said that Kasubi tombs belongs to all people in the World who cherish culture which made it possible to become a UNESCO site in 2001.

On his part the Katikkiro Eng.John Baptist Walusimbi thanked the mufti for his gesture and promised to organise a meeting of religious leaders with the Kabaka because he needs their support at this trying moment.

Ealier the Katikkiro meet the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr.Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and the Namirembe diocese Bishop Rt.Rev.Kityo Luwalira who carried their sympathies to the kingdom upon the destruction of Kasubi Heritage site.

Uganda loses key heritage site

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/881728/-/wjq9v3/-/index.html

By Benon Herbert Oluka (email the author)

Posted Thursday, March 18 2010 at 00:00


In Summary

While Buganda Kingdom has promised to rebuild the tombs, a process that President Museveni says his government to play a role in, the damage on many historical items in the fire means that one of Uganda’s most significant historical, cultural and tourist sites will never be the same again.


Kampala
The Kasubi tombs, which were torched Tuesday by a mysterious fire, are the Ugandan equivalent of the Egyptian pyramids, the ancient masonry structures that were constructed as burial grounds for the North African country’s Pharaohs.

The pyramids tower over the Kasubi tombs in size and international stature, but the two share a common denominator in the fact that they are both inscribed on the exclusive United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) list of world heritage sites. That tribute elevates Kasubi, where four previous Kabakas (kings) of Buganda Kingdom were buried in the dome-shaped main building named Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, to more than just an embodiment of the values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity of Uganda’s largest cultural institution.

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Kasubi was initially the palace for Kabaka Mutesa I (1835-1884), who was buried at his palace, thereby breaking the tradition of being buried in his former palace. His son Mwanga II (1867-1903) was buried in the same palace, which went against the tradition of burying Kabakas in different places. That marked out Kasubi as an important cultural site, leading to the burial of two other Kabakas; Daudi Chwa II (1896-1939) and Muteesa II (1924-1969). Describing the 30-hectare tomb site as “a masterpiece of human creativity both in its conception and execution,” UNESCO says its spatial organisation represents the best extant example of a Buganda palace/architectural ensemble.

The inside of the tomb that burnt was partitioned with a huge bark cloth that separated the “sacred forest” where the four royal graves lie. The entrance to the sacred forest was limited to the widows of the Kabakas, the royal family, the Nalinya (the Kabaka’s official sister after his death who oversees all traditional custodians), and the Katikkiro (Prime Minister).

The greatest material loss at the tombs is perhaps the power insignias like the drums, spears, shields, medals and photographs of the Kabakas buried there, which adorned the inside of the house. The floor was also covered by a thick layer of lemon grass and palm leaves mats, and the entire structure was supported by straight wooded poles wrapped in backcloth.

While Buganda Kingdom has promised to rebuild the tombs, a process that President Museveni says his government to play a role in, the damage on many historical items in the fire means that one of Uganda’s most significant historical, cultural and tourist sites will never be the same again.

Brief description

The Tombs at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 hectares of hillside within Kampala District. Most of the site is agricultural, farmed by traditional methods.

At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884.

Four royal tombs now lie within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome.

It is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. The site’s main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity.

The actual site is a traditional circular house. There are a bunch of smaller circular houses built around it which belong to the Kabaka’s widows.Brief description

He said the burning of the 128-year-old burial grounds revered by the Baganda, was a great loss to everyone.