Mwene Mbandu Kapova I of Mbunda
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|Mwene Mbandu I Lyondthzi Kapova|
|21st King of the Mbunda people|
Seated on his throne endowed in Mbunda Royal Insignia:
Missing Mbunda Royal Insignia on the image:
|Reign||1800s - 1914|
|Predecessor||Mwene Katavola II Musangu|
|Successor||Mwene Kathzungo Shanda|
Unknown (Abducted by Portuguese colonialists)
|Issue||Prince Mumbamba Lyondthzi, Prince Limbwambwa Kalyangu Lyondthzi, Prince Kalimbwe Lyondthzi, Prince Kameya Muyeji Lyondthzi|
|House||Kalyamba located in the valley of Lunjweva and Lwati rivers|
|Mother||Vamwene Vukolo Ngimbu Kanchungwa|
King Mwene Mbandu I Lyondthzi Kapova was the 21st monarch of the Mbunda people in the southeast of present-day Angola before the Portuguese colonization of the Mbunda territory at the beginning of the 20th Century, specifically Moxico. The prince played a significant role in the war against the Chokwe. He took over the reins of the Mbunda Kingdom from his nephew King Mwene Katavola II Musangu.
Prince (Munamwene) Mbandu Lyondthzi Kapova was the son of Vamwene Vukolo Ngimbu Kanchungwa, one of the daughters of Vamwene Ngambo Lyambayi.