Lungu says process of discussing Barotseland Agreement to commence soon

Illegal President Edgar Lungu has said that his government will soon start the process to discuss the defunct 1964 Barotseland Agreement.
Lungu said from New York on Monday that the process will however not be allowed to turn into a culture of ‘anarchy.’
Lungu and compromised Litunga Lubosi Imwiko set up a committee of PF cadres and compromised elements from Barotseland and met the same committee at State House before the August Presidential elections to prepare for the process which is stage managed by State House.
The Zambian government wants to impose a ‘Treaty’ on the people of Barotseland following pressure on Lungu from international bodies to restore the treaty which Zambia terminated in 1969.
All major stakeholders in Barotseland and senior citizens who have been pursuing the Barotseland case have been sidelined from the ‘negotiating’ 9 member team with some of them still serving prison sentences at Mwembeshi Prison over the same matter that Lungu wants to discuss with PF cadres masquerading as Barotseland representatives.
On 27th March 2012 the Barotseland National Council (BNC) which is the highest policy making body under Barotse governance voted to accept Zambia’s termination of the 1964 treaty which attempted to unite the two British protectorates of Northern Rhodesia and Barotseland to for the unitary state of Zambia.
In June 2012 the then Prime Minister or Ngambela of Barotseland Clement Sinyinda was authorized to write a formal letter and notice to the Zambian government of Barotseland’s vote to accept the termination of the treaty but to date the Zambian government has not responded.
Some Barotseland activists who spoke on condition of anonymity have however warned that Lungu will not be allowed to bulldoze them the way he bribed his way back into State House.
‘Lungu believes in corruption but we will not allow him to bring corruption in this issue,’ one activist said.

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