Former Ngambela (Traditional Prime minister) of Barotseland Clement W. Sinyinda has reportedly been apprehended by Zambia Police, in their continued arrests of people perceived to be pushing for separation of Barotseland from Zambia.
Wainyae C Sinyinda is said to have been picked up by Zambia police in Mongu earlier Tueaday morning and was being questioned over suspected treasonous activities.
Sinyinda presided, as Ngambela, over the 26th – 28th March 2012 Barotse National Council (BNC) gathering at which meeting the Barotse people unanimously decided to accept the unilateral abrogation and nullification of the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 by Zambia, and also resolved that Barotseland immediately initiated all formal and necessary procedures and acts for the re-establishment of Barotseland Sovereignty and Independence, a de facto break away from its current underlying status within the Republic of Zambia. .
In Barotse governance system, the Barotseland National Council (BNC) is the highest and most representative decision making body, whose resolutions are irreversible by any other organs or institutions except through another BNC gathering.
Sinyinda, after his resignation as Ngambela, joined the activist movement and chaired the Barotse National Freedom Alliance (BNFA) and organization he formed a couple of months ago.