Godwin Mbikusita Lewanika II
Godwin Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika II (born c1907 died 1977) was a Litunga (king) of Barotseland from 1968 to 1977. He was also a politician who founded the first political party in the country, the Northern Rhodesia Congress (NRC) in 1948.
Early life and education
Lewanika had good relations with the Indian High Commissioner in Kenya. It was through this channel that he managed to organise scholarships for Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, Mainza Chona, Nalumino Mundia and Daniel Lisulo to go and study in India in the 1950s. These would later be part of the first cabinet of Zambia after independence in 1964.
In 1948, Lewanika founded the first political party in the country, the Northern Rhodesia Congress (NRC). He was the President of the party.
As an author, Lewanika wrote the following books:
- English-Lozi phrase book, (1949)
- English-Tonga phrase book (1950)
- A visit to England
- Yeta III's visit to England, 1937
- English-Bemba phrase book (1955)
- Some impressions of a visit to England
- Bibele ili buka ye kenile ya manzwi a mulimu: Testamente ya Kale ni ye Nca
- Lewanika, Godwin A. Mbikusita approximately 1910-1976, WorldCat Identities