It is a devastating day in the Buganda Kingdom following the announcement of heartbreaking news that reveal the passing on of the kingdom’s Queen mother Namasole Margaret Nagawa Siwoza Muyanja breathed her last.
The news about her passing has been announced on Buganda TV, BBS Telefayina.
King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi ll and Buganda at large are mourning the loss of the queen who passed away Wednesday morning.
Namasole wa Buganda Margaret Nagawa Siwoza Muyanja aseeredde, Namasole ye Maama wa Kabaka. Twakuumye bubi ayi Ssabasajja KabakaBBS Telefayina
By the time we shared the news, the cause of death her death had not yet been revealed but we will do so as we gather more information.
The King’s subjects have taken social media to comfort all those close to the Queen Mother with heartfelt condolences.
Who is Namasole?
In Buganda, the widow of a deceased King (Kabaka) who gives birth to the throne’s successor is called a Namasole.
Namasole is one of the most important women in the Buganda kingdom. The Namasole is a widow of a Kabaka who passed on but has given birth to children who can become successors of the throne.
Also known as “Queen mother”, the Namasole of Buganda has her own palace that is different from that of the reigning King (Kabaka) because each of them has powers.