Barotse Face Book critic of Litunga Lubosi Imwiko and Edgar Lungu arrested

23 April 2017
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Munyinda Munukayumbwa (23)

 

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.

According to social media, Barotseland Watchdog, who were quoting some anonymous Zambia police sources, Munyinda may have been arrested for his critical stance in speaking out against alleged injustices happening at the BRE Limulunga kuta.

It is further alleged that Munyinda is likely to be implicated in the burning of Suulu Local Court that caught fire on Friday last week, activities that Barotseland Watchdog allege to be perpetuated by Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front political party cadres to label Zambia’s opposition, United Party for National Development (UPND) popular in the region, to be a terrorist organization after scores of UPND supporters, including opposition leaders, allegedly refused to give way to the republican president’s motorcade in Limulunga during the 2017 Kuomboka ceremony a fortnight ago.

Munyinda Munukayumbwa, 23, is a professed member and vice national secretary of the Barotseland independence youth movement, Barotse Imilema (BI), who supports the Afumba led Barotseland government.

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