10 Things You Didn’t Know About Robinson Mwaakwe Nabulyato

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  1. Robinson Mwaakwe Nabulyato (28 October 1916 – 12 September 2004) was a Zambian politician.
  2. He served as a member of the Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia between 1954 and 1958 and then Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia from 1968 until 1988 and again from 1991 until 1998.
  3. Nabulyato was born in Banamwaze in 1916.
  4. He attended Methodist mission schools in Nanzila and Kafue.
  5. He later attended Chalimbana College, going on to work as a teacher.
  6. He joined the Northern Rhodesian Congress in 1948 and became its Secretary-General.
  7. n 1954 Nabulyato became a member of the Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia after being appointed as one of the four African members, representing Southern Province.
  8. Mwaakwe contested the South-Western seat in the 1959 general elections, running as an independent against Congress leader Harry Nkumbula, but was heavily defeated.
  9. In 1968 Nabulyato was chosen as the Speaker of the National Assembly after Wesley Nyirenda had resigned to take up a ministerial position.
  10. He remained Speaker until retiring in 1988.