Acting Barotseland Administrator General, Dr. Matengu Situmbeko has sternly warned newly elected president of Zambia, Mr. Edgar C Lungu, to fulfill the promise he verbalized in the presence of His Royal Majesty, The Litunga King of Barotseland Lubosi Imwiko II, concerning the arrest of Barotseland Administrator General, Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa and other Barotseland government officials, who are currently in various Zambian prisons over trumped up charges of treason and other sedition related charges. While visiting the Limulunga Royal Palace at the height of Zambian electioneering late last year, Edgar Lungu is reported to have promised His Majesty the Litunga of Barotseland and His Privy council that Hon. Afumba and his other co-accused would be released from jail unconditionally within few days of his visit.
In an emotional letter copied delivered to the UN, UNPO, SADC and other international organizations, Dr. Situmbeko further warned that Mr. Lungu would be personally held responsible should any of the leaders die as a result of their illegal incarceration.
Here below is a reproduced copy of the letter in its entirety.
27th January, 2015
Mr. Edgar Lungu,
Republic of Zambia.
We have learnt of the diabolic and evil intentions you possess on our leaders currently detained and in your custody for no apparent reason.
Your victory in the recently held Zambian presidential by-elections avails to you serious economic challenges and political upheavals which you must deal with. You must be ready for that, and depending on how you deal with every situation you may end up in ICC.
You had promised to release the detained in the presence of and before His Majesty, King Lubosi Imwiko II and his Privy Council, assuring them that you would release them in a matter of days from the day of discussion, but now it has taken over a month.
We are learning that you are just like your predecessors who were good at making promises they never fulfilled. Now that you are in the lime light and seen to be fighting Malozi, we shall face you.
Our Barotseland Intelligence Agency has credible information that you are planning to have Rt. Hon. Afumba and his team killed through poisoning; this, we are told, could not be done in Mwembeshi Maximum Prison, so now you plan to take them to the prison that you feel you can easily administer the poison either in blankets or in the food they eat.
I wish to advise you like a friend that, you are playing with fire, and that you will never walk away free from the mess you have caused. If you feel that you are clever, at the end you will be expected to defend your sins in the International Criminal Court in The Hague as an individual.
Be reminded that every meeting you chair to plan against Barotseland, we are always represented, and on every two that gather to plan against Barotseland, one of them will tell us the details in full. We know the people who are commissioned to poison our leaders, and what poison it is and options for administration. Incase by any chance they manage, we shall carry out a postmortem with international experts to determine the cause of their deaths, then drag you to court where you will be crucified for your sins, and we shall fish you out wherever you may intend to hide.
Be reminded that this case is known to the international community and any death of one of the four will be counted on your head, and your citizens and you will never have peace in your nation; take this as a warning! If you love peace and value life like we do, and if really you are a Christian Nation, then reason like one.
Barotseland Kingdom is a nation independent from Zambia, and if you feel that Barotseland is part of Zambia, then produce documentary evidence that suggests so in the International Court of Justice; your grace period to leave our territory is expiring, then we shall force you out.
At this time, we shall not allow any investment from Zambia especially in the areas such as mining, oil and gas extraction and exploration; we may just allow you to build the King Lubosi Lewanika University and the Mongu Stadium which you promised, and we agree to receive them as a donation from a neighboring state.
I still remind you as a friend to release the people you have illegally detained in your custody in the names of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa, Administrator General, Rt. Hon. Likando Pelekelo, Secretary of State for Agriculture, Rt. Hon. Sylvester Kalima, Deputy Secretary of State for Agriculture and Rt. Hon. Masiye Masiyaleti, Deputy Secretary of Defense, including the four BNYL officials unjustly serving jail sentences, without any conditions and delay; these people are not Zambians like you think, but they are citizens of an independent state of Barotseland, which is headed by His Majesty King Lubosi Imwiko II as its Head of State.
Dr. Matengu Situmbeko
Acting Administrator General
Royal Barotseland Government
cc. United Nations
cc. European Union
cc. SADC Secretariat
cc. African Union
cc. All Embassies in Zambia
cc. Commonwealth Secretariat
cc. His Majesty King Lubosi Imwiko II
cc. Namuso Kuta
cc. Zambian Director of Intelligence Mr. Mwanalemba