Although the capital of the kingdom of Kongo is, to some extent, included in the region of Mpemba, since its government and that of its surrounding territory, which extends for about twenty miles, belongs to the king himself, let people treat it separately. The city is placed in a corner or angle on the south side of the summit of that mountain, and was enclosed with walls by Dom Afonso, the first Christian king, who gave the Portuguese their own separate part, shut off with a wall. A large space was left between these two enclosures, where the principal Church was built, in front of which was a square, and the gates of the houses of the nobles and of the Portuguese were built so as to face the said Church. The greed is more alive than in the Florentines, the excess punished little by their superiors.