|Real Name/Full Name||Witner Kapembwa Mutale Nalumango|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Mutale Nalumango|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||10 October 1955|
|Age/How Old:||67 years old|
|Parents Name:||Father – Unknown |
Mother – Unknown
|School:||Kasama Girls Secondary School|
|College:||Nkrumah Teachers’ College (Present Day, Kwame Nkrumah University)|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Bishop Dr. Max Lubinda Nalumango|
|Kids/Children Name:||2 Daughters|
|Profession:||Politician, Teacher (Incumbent Vice-President of Zambia)|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Mutale Nalumango is a renowned Zambian Politician, Teacher and Preacher. She is the incumbent Vice-President of Zambia becoming the second woman in the history of Zambia to hold the position of being a Vice-President.
Before her political career, Mutale Nalumango was the vice-president of the Secondary Schools’ Teachers Union of Zambia after which she later resigned to join politics in the year 2001. In need of knowing more about the life of Vice-President Mutale Nalumango, keep reading for a quick review.
Biography and Early Life
Mutale Nalumango was born on 10 October 1955 in Kaputa district, Zambia. Her real birth name is Witner Kapembwa Mutale while her full name is Witner Kapembwa Mutale Nalumango. She loves to indicate her name as Mutale W. K Nalumango. Her celebrated name known by most people is Mutale Nalumango which she has used all through her career.
Mutale Nalumango is of the Tabwa Tribe which is a dialect part of the Bemba tribe. Her husband, however, is believed to be from the Lozi and Tonga Tribe
Mutale Nalumango was raised in the district of Kaputa where he grew up. She however lost her father at the early age of 5 years. As a result of this, she got raised by her single mother. Her early life was quite challenging having been raised by her mother only.
Mutale Nalumango is well educated through which she had her elementary and primary studies at a local school in Kaputa District.
On completing her studies in Primary school, she joined the Kasama Girls Secondary School where she did her high school studies. Her performance was tremendous and this led her to join higher education studies unlike most of her classmates.
She furthered her higher education studies at Nkrumah Teachers’ College, present-day Kwame Nkrumah University, where she trained as a teacher.
Mutale Nalumango is a family woman who, though active in politics, ensures she gives her time for her family. She is a married woman who believes in the power of a family.
Mutale Nalumango is married to Bishop Dr. Max Lubinda Nalumango who they tied their knots at around 1977. In 2023, they have been in 46 years of marriage. Her husband M. L. Nalumango is supportive to her career despite not having any interests in politics.
His husband is the Bishop and the Senior Pastor of Oasis of Blessing Assemblies (OBA) located in Lusaka, Zambia.
Together they have been blessed with 2 daughters and 1 son. Mutale Nalumango is an ordained minister and at other times known as Rev. Mutale Nalumango on the role, she plays in the church. She always mentors young women in different religious circles.
Following her higher education studies as a teacher in Nkrumah Teachers’ College, Mutale Nalumango commenced her career as a teacher. She became an English and History Teacher for 25 years in the teaching period.
During her teaching period, she rose in ranks up to the administrative roles in the school through which she became a senior teacher in Munali Secondary School located in Lusaka. Later, she became the deputy headteacher of the Burma Basic School.
She later became a headteacher of a school after having successful administrative roles in several schools. While heading the school Mutale joined Teachers’ Union Politics through which she was among the first members of the SESTUZ Secondary School Teacher’s Union.
On joining the teacher’s union, she commenced with being a school representative. Mutale Nalumango rose in ranks in the union from being a school representative to being the Vice-President of the SESTUZ Secondary School Teacher’s Union.
Mutale Nalumango later resigned from the Ministry of Education in the year 2001. Though being a Vice-President in the Teacher’s Union was much promising, she still decided to resign following the call she claimed came from the Lord to speak for the voiceless.
After her resignation from the ministry of education, she joined National Politics through which she was highly thrilled due to the ravaging poverty in Kaputa Constituency. On joining national politics, she got elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) for Kaputa Constituency in the year 2001.
In 2006, she got re-elected as the MP of Kaputa Constituency. During her second term as a member of parliament, she stood for the position of the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia. She won the position and became the first-ever female in the record of Zambia to hold such a position.
Mutale Nalumango also served as a Minister of Labour and Social Justice after which she also became the Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Her service as a minister was under the presidency of the late former president of Zambia known as Levy Mwanawasa. While she was the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, she had several controversies on press freedom in Zambia after police raided Omega TV owned by Richard Sakala. Mutale Nalumango then rose to ranks becoming the Chief Government Spokesperson for President Levy Mwanawasa.
Mutale Nalumango lost her parliamentary seat for Kaputa Constituency to Maxas Ng’onga of Patriotic Front (PF) in the 2011 elections. Following this, she left MMD and joined the United Party for National Development (UPND) political party in which she got appointed as the Party’s chairperson in 2013.
Nalumango retained her position as the Chairperson for UPND till February 2021 when she got appointed to be the vice president of the presidential candidate, Hakainde Hichilema.
In August 2021, she became the elected vice-president following the presidential elections done where UPND won the elections with 59% of the cast votes. Hakainde Hichilema won the elections against the opposition of the incumbent president at the time, Edgar Lungu.
Mutale Nalumango became the second female Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia in the year 2021. This was after Hakainde Hichilema won the 2021 presidential elections with Mutale Nalumango as the running make.
Awards and Achievements
Though Mutale Nalumango has not yet shared any awards she has won, she is a dedicated woman with great passion for making a difference in the lives of people.
As a matter of fact, she pointed out that her first decision to become a teacher was never about her position or what she would get out of it but it was all about service to others above herself.
She has several major achievements in which she takes pride in. First, she became the first-ever female deputy speaker in the National Assembly of Zambia. This has played a great role in the transformation of women in Zambia. Women can now contend for high ranks without fear of intimidation.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mutale Nalumango in 2023
Mutale Nalumango has an estimated net worth of $1 Million. This comes from her successful career as a politician. In addition to this, being the Vice-President of Zambia, she receives remuneration which is responsible to keep increasing her net worth.
We are yet to identify her actual salary. Nevertheless, according to Wikipedia, Mutale Nalumango earns a salary of $43,800 equivalent to ZMK 710,984 annually. In a month, Mutale Nalumango earns a salary of $3,650 equivalent to ZMK 59,250. However, this is not inclusive of the many allowances she receives.
She owns a house in Lusaka which is simple where she lived before she got elected. Mutale Nalumango, however, pointed out that she is content with her house and would not build any other house apart from that which she has been living in.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Mutale Nalumango is an ordained minister and known as Reverend Mutale Nalumango
- The Vice-President got raised by a single mother following the death of her father
- She is married to a Bishop
Having a female Vice-President in Zambia is one of the unique things that have happened in recent years. This shows a great change and the believe Zambians have in women contestants. Mutale Nalumango has proved her leadership skills which go hand-in-hand with her words in ensuring that she provides the best service to the people of Zambia.