Former Presidents Kenneth Kaunda, Rupiah Banda and several other former and current cabinet ministers will be subpoenaed at a later stage in the Barotse treason trial which resumes in the Kabwe high Court today.
The Acting Administrator General has disclosed that Kaunda, Banda, Sikota Wina, Mkondo Lungu and Kalombo Mwansa are some of the prominent figures earmarked to be subpoenaed.
“What we are fighting for is the reinstatement of the Barotse Agreement of 1964 and it was his administration that abrogated it and crminalised any discussions of the agreement. So at an opportune time we are going to subpoena them to shed more light,” he said.
Afumba Mombotwa, Sylvester Kalima Inambao, Pelekelo Likando and Paul Masiyaleti are charged with treason for advocating for the reinstatement of the Barotse Agreement of 1964. According to Zambian laws, treason attracts a maximum of death sentence.
And according to the Rodger Chongwe commission of inquiry report which has been availed to the Zambian watchdog, Mkondo Lungu instructed police not to treat the activists with kid gloves but use military style to suppress them,