Malangalila Gamoto

Historical event ..

Two historical events took place here. Chief Mkwawa’s brother, Malangalila Gamoto fought four battles.

o Lugalo battle.
o Kilimatinde attack. He led a small battalion to attack the Germans.
o Kalenga battle.
o Image rescue.

Risasiyaukali ..

Malangalila led a rescue of Chief Mkwawa’s wives who were captured by Germans at Image. Although the rescue was a success, unfortunately, he was shot and badly injured. Chief Mkwawa ordered his brother to be taken back to Ubena where he ruled, but he died here on the way back. The monument was erected on the site where the body was left without burial for some ritual reasons.

After the fall of Kalenga Chief Mkwawa’s son, Risasiyaukali, decided to shoot himself rather than being humiliated by the Germans. After his death, Mbweni residents decided to leave his body close to his uncle Malangalila’s body.




Kalenga, Iringa, Tanzania