The Acting Administrator General of Barotseland has warned of civil disobedience in the land if government continues being stubborn over the abrogated Barotse Agreement of 1964. He says the youths will move in to replace ‘Zambia’ with ‘Barotseland’ on government vehicles and buildings.
“I want to sound a timely warning to the Zambian government under PF administration not to take us for granted. It is them wh
o have abrogated the BA64 and want us to shut up, when we talk they decide to imprison our heroes and keep them in the filthy jail. It is like dialogue doesn’t seem to work so we shall mount a civil disobedience route, beginning with replacing ‘Zambia’ with ‘Barotseland’ on all government vehicles and buildings,” he said.
Afumba Mombotwa, who was elected Administrator General, Sylvester Kalima Inambao, Likando Pelekelo and Paul Masiye Masiyaleti are detained at Mukobeko maximum security prison, charged with treason which carries a maximum death sentence if found guilty. When they appeared in court today, State prosecutors applied for an adjournment and now the case will come up for continued trial on 23rd September.
Meanwhile, Boyd Nyambe has been arrested for allegedly spearheading the civil disobedience in the region, most of the vehicles belonging to the council, Police, social welfare department health, passports and other government wings have been painted with Barotseland independence messages. Government has now been sent into panic to repaint the same vehicles.