News Editor, Barotseland Post
A young known critic of both Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II of Barotseland and President Edgar Lungu of Zambia has been arrested in unclear circumstances.
Munyinda Munukayumbwa, who is known to have been posting social media articles criticizing the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) and lately the Lozi king and the Zambian president, was arrested yesterday in Mongu.
In a royal communiqué to the Mbunda fraternity in Barotseland and Zambia dated 6th April, 2017, through the National Chairman of the Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association National Headquarters in LUSAKA, the Mbunda monarchy based in Angola, King Mbandu III, Mbandu Lifuti, has implored all his subjects based in Barotseland and parts of Zambia to submit to the Litunga of Barotseland and the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) as it was the right and appropriate thing to do.
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.