Its non-existence started first from his own mind and subsequently we the Barotseland people equally accepted the reality and moved on to declare our nation independent, with the Litunga as the Head of State.
The Litunga alone, however, has no powers to commit Barotseland to any agreement without the Barotseland National Council or the Katengo (Elected Parliament).
As a descendant of a member of the Katengo of 1963 that gave power to then Litunga, Sir Mwanawina III, KBE, to go for the Barotseland Agreement 1964 (BA'64), I know that it wasn't Sir Mwanawina’s personal desire or wish for Barotseland to join Zambia! But the Litunga had to go along with the people’s wish and aspirations.
In the same vein, it may not be HRM Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II's desire for Barotseland to be independent, but just like his counterpart did, he also has to obey the peoples wish and aspirations for self-determination in a free, independent Barotseland.
Kaunda cannot tell us kuli (that) he signed with the Litunga alone, implying we should leave this matter in the hands of the current Litunga alone whom they know they can easily manipulate and convince to let Barotseland remain in Zambia.
This is unacceptable! Ku shwezi batu fa taba ye (many have died over this matter) and the prize of their shed blood is a total liberation of Barotseland! Kipeto - only this will do!
Do not be cheated by the respect they are giving the Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II, and you think that's how Zambia will treat ordinary Barotseland citizens.
In fact, we should all know, even the Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II should know that without Linyungandambo and the Barotseland self-determination agenda and activities, he would not even be enjoying the respect and privileges he is currently receiving from the Zambian government.
The Author is a member of the Social Media Network, Sepo ya Bulozi