News Editor, Barotseland Post
Likando Pelekelo’s first born son has died from a yet to be established cause, while his father continues to serve a ten year jail sentence at Mansa state prison in Zambia’s remote Luapula province over some trumped up treason felony alongside two other Barotseland leaders serving the same fate in separate jails in the Northern provinces of Zambia, far from their homeland of Barotseland.
The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has appointed Mukenani Muziba as Induna Imbwae replacing Nabiwa Imikendu who has been embattled since his dismissal in 2007. Mukenani Muziba, like Nabiwa Imikendu, hails from Ikatulwamwa Village who are the holders of the title of Induna Imbwae.
The Lusaka High Court has referred the matter in which three Lozi traditionalists want Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II to abdicate for gross incompetence and abuse of authority to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) of Zambia.
Mrs. Emertrude Afumba, wife to incarcerated Barotseland transitional government leader, Afumba Mombotwa, was last night attacked by some unknown people at her family residence.
A family source has revealed that Mrs. Mombotwa, who sustained some deep cuts near her right eye and on her left hand, was rushed to the hospital where she was admitted around midnight.
FOUR prominent Lozis who have sued the Litunga of Western Province for alleged failure to govern have no locus standi to commence an action for and on behalf of over 90 percent of all Lozi people in the Republic of Zambia, one of the Litunga’s lawyers has told the Mongu High Court.
The high-profile case failed to take off in the Mongu High Court on Friday in a dramatic turn of events and the respondent’s lawyer Christopher Mundia has asked the court to dismiss the matter for incompetence.
The case in which four Zambians have sued Lubosi Imwiko II in his capacity as Litunga of the Western Province of Zambia could not take off this morning as scheduled for non-availability of a High Court Judge to preside over it.
Mongu does not have any resident judge but depends on judges that periodically come to hold sessions in Mongu and because there was no judge assigned to the case, it has been adjourned indefinitely until a judge has been assigned to it. It is the same judge who will then decide when the court will sit again to hear the case.