Trial for the five Barotse activists facing a treason charge is expected to resume on 20th October, just two days after Lungu’s day of prayers and fasting which according to the President is expected to heal the nation’s problems.
According to the Zambian laws and if found guilty, Afumba Mombotwa, Sylvester Kalima Inambao, Likando Pelekelo and Paul Masiye Masiyaleti face a death penalty until proven dead by hanging. The five have all denied the charges.
As trial resumes, thousands of supporters have made arrangements to travel to Kabwe to go and give their heroes solidarity during the trial at the Kabwe high Court.
The five are held in a filthy jail cell at the notorious Mukobeko maximum prison for advocating for the restoration of a legal document which was breached by first President Kenneth Kaunda and other tricksters who include current vice President Inonge Wina’s late husband Arthur and his brother Sikota.
Meanwhile, the acting Administrator General of Barotseland says people in that region do not recognise Lungu’s declaration of national prayers and life will go on as normal. He has also said that the people of Barotseland are more resolved to ensure that the Barotse agreement of 1964 is restored.