This October, all roads will lead to Mwandi Royal Village at The Royal Palace Water Front Court Yard, as Barotseland is set to celebrate the 40th Coronation Anniversary of one of their great Prince Regents, Inyambo Lubasi Yeta, also known as Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta, currently reigning at Mwandi (Sesheke).
A member of the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has charged that Zambian president Edgar Changwa Lungu cheated the BRE and the people of Barotseland that he was ready to dialogue on the Barotseland Agreement impasse, the Zambian Watchdog has reported.
Afumba Mombotwa, the Barotseland independence activist and Linyungandambo freedom fighting movement leader remains forgotten in Luwingu state prison in Northern Province serving a 10 year jail sentence.
A petition started by the Free West Papua in the United Kingdom to be delivered to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has reached nearly 40,000 signatures from across the world on AVAAZ.org with over 20,000 others on social media giants Face Book and Twitter.
“Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources for years, yet throughout history their rights have always been violated.” - United Nations
A Barotse national has called upon His Majesty the Litunga of Barotseland, Lubosi Imwiko II and the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) to travel to Lusaka and speak to the Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the church and the Commonwealth Secretary for the unconditional release of Mr. Afumba Mombotwa and all other Barotse activists currently serving prison sentences in Zambia over Barotseland related matters.