Afumba Mombotwa’s wife attacked by unknown people, hospitalized

26 February 2017
Afumba Mombotwa - Incarcerated Barotseland Administrator General


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.

It is understood that one suspect was apprehended at his home shortly after the attack and is currently in Police custody awaiting further investigation.

The criminal under custody is reported to have used a very sharp knife with intent to harm or kill her. The attackers did not steal anything out of the house making the family suspect foul play, possibly an assassination attempt.

Meanwhile, her condition is reported to have stabilized as the family continues to request for prayer support.

Afumba Mombotwa is currently serving a 10 year Zambian jail sentence in the northern town of Zambia, Luwingu, for having set up a transitional government in Barotseland in line with the March 2012 Barotse National Council (BNC) which unanimously voted for Barotseland’s total independence from Zambia after the latter repeatedly refused to honour the pre-independence Barotseland Agreement of 1964.

His fellow political prisoners, Sylvester Kalima Inambao and Likando Pelekelo are also in prisons in the far northern towns of Kasama and Mansa respectively.

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  • Joanne Joanne Sunday, 26 February 2017

    I wish Mrs. Mombotwa a speedy recovery and hope that she will not be harmed in the future. This is a disgrace! It is a disgrace that her husband is in jail for so long for trying to right the wrongs of bad government for over 50 years and now his wife now has to live in fear.
    What is going on! Please leave her alone!

  • Kabisoi Kabisoi Sunday, 26 February 2017

    That is very bad indeed! Barotseland take extra notice that this is the work of Lubosi and Lungu without any doubt. They wanted to kill her first and then the husband. BTG and BNFA follow the high profile issue closely. BAROTSELAND SHALL OVERCOME SOON.

  • Mufanasae Mufanasae Sunday, 26 February 2017

    This is PF

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