The Litunga of Barotseland, Lubosi Imwiko II, has today made a rare public church attendance at Limulunga’s St Lawrence Catholic church, where he personally subscribes membership, to finally prove to his subjects that he is not only alive but also enjoys good health.
A short while ago, our social media correspondents at Barotseland Watchdog (BWD) posted a video clip of a police and security detail assigned to His Majesty by the Zambian government, with the middle car bearing the Litunga’s flag, driving towards the location of the Limulunga Parish and later some photos of His Majesty in church with his indunas and other parishioners. His Majesty is also expected to be ‘Bloused’ or inducted into the Church Men's League.
The embattled Litunga is reported to have arrived back in Barotseland either on Friday night or early Saturday amid tight security, when it became apparently clear that His majesty’s absence in Barotseland was perpetuating speculations of his demise.
Although earlier in the week some senior BRE indunas had dispelled the rumour of his involvement in a tragic road accident that purportedly claimed His Majesty’s life and that of his the driver, Lubosi Imwiko II’s continued personal absence in Barotseland was still a matter of concern.
This, some reports have said, is the reason why an immediate relevant public personal appearance had become necessary for proof of the Litunga’s safety.