The Zambian government through its intelligence wing, popularly known as OP (Office of the president), has now plotted to assassinate two named influential princes, the Barotseland National Information Centre has reported.
Unearthing the plot, an official at the centre, Pelekelo Siachalwa, has said that credible reports reaching the centre from sources within the Barotseland Intelligence Agency (BIA), indicate that the government of Zambia has plotted yet another criminal act in Barotseland - this time targeting His Royal Highness Inyambo Yeta, Reigning Prince at Mwandi Palace and another prince, Dr. Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewaninka. The duo’s current targeting is said to be as a result of the perceived overwhelming support that the two enjoy from across the Barotse community compared to the now embattled Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II, who has widely been accused of grossly disregarding the Barotse norms and culture in preference to undesirable and 'suspicious' personal ties with ‘treacherous’ Lusaka.
The assassination manoeuvres were reportedly put in motion after social media reports of the disappearance and demise of Lubosi Imwiko II last month proved that many Barotse would not be at loss if the current Litunga had perished in the rumoured road accident because either one of the two would be more preferred to immediately take up the Litungaship if Imwiko had really died or been incapacitated.
Lubosi Imwiko’s reported demise, however, turned out to be a mere ‘sick’ social media gossip that may have further exposed just how unpopular Lubosi Imwiko II had become among his subjects, prompting the royal establishment to quickly organize the embattled Litunga’s public appearance at a church service at St Lawrence Catholic church on the 5th of June 2016.
“How could anyone wish His Majesty dead, and how would news of the purported demise of His majesty excite any well meaning person?” Induna Mukuluwakashiko had lamented as he ‘unveiled’ the embattled Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II to the public immediately after the church service, right on church grounds, scoffing at those that were involved in the unfortunate social media rumour mongering.
However, according to the intelligence report, the Zambian government have ranked the two targeted personalities as the more preferred candidates for the highest office of Litunga, if the unfortunate vacancy had occurred. Therefore, with the two out of the way, the Zambian government would want to put their ‘puppet’ on the Barotse throne so as to easily continue enslaving the people of Barotseland in black on black colonization style.
The report further indicates that the Zambian government already had a preferred candidate, a man known and feared among the Barotse community as not only selfish and self-centred but also one who is known to think that non-royal commoners are ‘slaves’.
In the report, the people of Barotseland are further cautioned to be on the lookout for both internal and external enemies of Barotseland and protect one another, and especially protect the named Royal Highnesses.
The report concluded and advised that the Zambian government ought to be warned that should any harm come to either of the named Royal Highnesses, they would be held responsible and answerable to the people of Barotseland.
Meanwhile, the information centre has advised that the report should be taken seriously as recent historical evidence would prove cases of espionage, acts of aggression and gross interference in the Barotse monarchical succession by the Zambian government, some of which will soon be tabled before the international community.