Barotseland refuses to take in summons for the Litunga

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The Litunga,King of the lozi people

The Barotse Royal Establishment has refused to accept the summon from the Zambian High Court where the Nabiwa led group representing the people of Barotseland have sued the Litunga,  the King of the Lozi people of Western province. They want him to stepdown saying that  Barotseland is not part of Zambia.

 

Their argument is that Litunga can not be dragged into  the Zambian Courts because Barotse is another state.

 

The other reason is that the Nabiwa group is being sponsored by the PF which is tantamount to political interference into the traditional systems.

 

Funny enough the same Indunas insisting that Barotseland  is not part of Zambia  are on Government payroll and enjoys all sorts of Government supp

ort.

 

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16 Responses to Barotseland refuses to take in summons for the Litunga

  1. Guys, you have called the Litunga all sorts of names, and named him a PF puppet. Then there is a group that wants him to step down – and you say that they are sponsored by PF. Please, as you report lies, try to paint them with some common sense.

    OneNation
    February 8, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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  2. Zambian leaders (not Zambians) have been politically independent from the colonialists since 24/10/64 and yet they have depended on donor economic support since then! What is wrong with Zambia sharing part of the foreign donor support with Barotseland that it has Annexed since independence?

    Maano
    February 9, 2017 at 6:32 am
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  3. Zambian leaders (not Zambians) have been politically independent from the colonialists since 24/10/64 and yet they have depended on donor economic support since then! What is wrong with Zambia sharing part of the foreign donor support with Barotseland that it has fraudulently Annexed since independence?

    Maano
    February 9, 2017 at 6:33 am
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  4. Too late for the Litunga to do what he was expected to do years back. Which Barotseland has become a different state when he was in support of PF for his selfish motives. Some of his supporters even underplayed the petition.

    Advocate
    February 9, 2017 at 7:29 am
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  5. Why doesn’t the Zambian government arrest the Litunga if he said that. Why the discrimination in discharging justice. He can’t say today that he is not part of Zambia and the other day he says otherwise.Has the Litunga got any brains remaining.

    Advocate
    February 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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    • That can happen. All it needs is a reckless president taking over Zambia.
      Remember what happened to the Kabaka in Uganda? Idi Amin was sent to capture that king by Obote. The king had to flee to Britain.

      Fannie Hangunyu
      February 9, 2017 at 11:26 pm
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  6. Do not bring stupid confusions, just continue participating in all National Developments in Zambia; EAST, WEST, NORTH & SOUTH. One day Trump will sort you out!!

    SENIOR BINO
    February 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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  7. If they want him certainly they Will lock him up no matter what

    Samson
    February 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm
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  8. Can someone enlighten me on the Barotse arrangement,do they hold dual citizenship or what?Coz his majesty the king holds a GRZ n.r.c & voted in the last,previous elections,doesn’t that make them Zambian citizens,subject to our laws,judiciary systems? Ilibwanji first,osatisokoneza!

    manluche
    February 9, 2017 at 7:08 pm
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  9. Manluche,whatever you call yourself. History means documented previous events based on proof and facts. The arrangement around was that: There was Nyasaland, Northeastern Rhodesia. Northwestern Rhodesia,Barotseland and Southern Rhodesia. This was so up to 1911.In the same year BSC merged Northeastern with Northwestern to form Northern Rhodesia for administrative purposes. Take note Barotseland was not part of that arrangement. In 1953 Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia was further merged to make a federation which ended in 1963 after a fierce resistance. Barotseland was not part of that arrangement and remained as a monarch. At independence Barotseland enjoyed self rule with control of most areas within Northwestern Rhodesia, that is how KK had a problem to establish a country to be called Zambia. Barotseland had to give a go ahead without which there could be no Zambia.

    Advocate
    February 10, 2017 at 9:29 am
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  10. Let us continue. Northwestern had its capital at Fort Monze while Northeastern had a capital at Fort Jameson now Chipata.Since Barotseland had self rule well before 1964 with treaties signed that included vast parts of Northwestern,Barotseland was coerced to be part of Zambia hence the Barotseland Agreement of 1964.It was agreed that Barotseland would continue to be a monarchy with certain privileges under self rule. That is what unsettled Kaunda Kenneth and he slowly abrogated the agreement.

    Advocate
    February 10, 2017 at 9:41 am
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  11. Is it clear so far.Good.At independence Barotseland had its Bank,National Anthem, National Assembly, Flag,Court of Arms,Cabinet,Parliament and all institutions that go with governance. Barotseland then became an autonomous state within the bounds of its borders and not including those areas which were mentioned in the treaties with Britain. That is the basis of Barotseland Agreement. However after signing the agreement Kenneth Kaunda was still uncomfortable and started to dismantle the autonomous status of Barotseland. That is the resistance now by the Lozi traditionalists.

    Advocate
    February 10, 2017 at 10:28 am
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  12. While Kaunda was breaking down the Agreement with Barotseland, Other Politicians like Kapwepwe were not happy to be led by foreigners like Kaunda and the Kumawa people also emerged through Reuben Kananga.It is at that time you hear the country nearly disintegrated. May be you heard the day without a President. However this was settled,that is when Kaunda started hatching the one Party state because Nkumbula with his ANC was also pressing hard to oppose Kaunda. Kaunda knew then that the country will be disintegrated hence his scheme to form one Party state with the advice of Nyerere.Eventually another agreement in history of Zambia was signed in Choma known as the Choma declaration of 1972.Interesting isn’t it.

    Advocate
    February 10, 2017 at 11:02 am
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  13. To conclude, those who accuse others as tribalists don’t understand that Zambia was not a single country but conjoined to make it a single state.The Bembas wanted to be recognized so were those from the East and eventually the Southerners.It is at this time that Kaunda Kenneth brought in the slogan of “One Zambia, One Nation”.Take note too that Tanzania was in a similar state but played the Zanzibar saga with extra intelligence unlike Kaunda did with Barotseland. He however followed Nyerere cleverly to reduce tension.

    Advocate
    February 10, 2017 at 11:20 am
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  14. Yikes! what a tonne load of accurate historical data @advocate,im not from Barotse land but feel for the people,being lied to & conned by succesive govts,their enduarance,patience and civility will very soon bear fruit!

    manluche
    February 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm
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  15. Did you know:
    -That out of 73 tribes in Zambia, 35 are domiciled in Barotseland.
    -That Lozis have the largest tribal cousins than any other tribe.
    -That Baluvale was part of Barotseland till 1933.
    -That Kaunda’s regime collected £78 million from Bank of Barotseland.
    -That Barotseland had its own Airline even before independence.
    -That the Airline covered Livingstone, Lusaka, Mongu,Kalabo,Baluvale, Mongu and back to Lusaka
    -That Barotseland is the last monarchy south of the Continent to agree to co-exist with another colonised country.

    Advocate
    February 11, 2017 at 9:05 am
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