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.
Ku Omboka Kwa Libonda!!
Mulena Mukwae Kandundu, Daughter of Yeta III (Litunga, 1916-45), The Mboanjikana, ranks 3rd in the royal hierarchy following the Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II and the Litunga la Mboela Mulena Mukwae Makwibi Mbuyu Imwiko) based at Nalolo.
In no uncertain terms, the Catholic Bishops of Zambia have written a pastoral letter in which they have bemoaned the deterioration of democratic tenants in Zambia.
The Bishops have taken a swipe at the political leadership, Judiciary and police for lamentably failing to address this deterioration; while condemning the ‘culture of silence’ as they called for genuine dialogue and reconciliation.
Their entire statement is here below;
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.
On Friday, the 14th of April, 2017, the Kuomboka ceremony for the Litunga la Mboela, Mulena Mukwae Makwibi (Princess Mbuyu Imwiko) of Nalolo and Senanga districts, took place.
While the Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II migrated from Lealui to Limulunga, the Litunga la Mboela (Litunga of the South), the Litunga’s sister and co-ruler, HRH Princes Mbuyu Imwiko, moved from her Nalolo Royal village to Muoyo in Senanga district.
Embassy of the United States of America
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April 13, 2017