President Banda is said to have threatened Nkomesha with dethronement.
But General Miyanda has advised president Rupiah Banda to apologize to the Chieftainess for the threat.
Miyanda has urged traditional leaders not to be intimidated by what he describes as President Banda’s empty threats.
He says there is no law in Zambia that gives the President any authority over chief. Miyanda has challenged President Banda to a public debate over the matter.
Miyanda said president Banda will take the country back into the one party system of threats, intimidation, favoritism and detentions without trial.
Miyanda, a former vice president under the Chiluba regime said president Banda’s warning to Chieftainess Nkomeshya exposed his deep disrespect for the traditional leader.
Miyanda encouraged Chieftainess Nkomeshya to soldier on, describing her as a rare example of traditional authorities in the country.
Miyanda added that the Chieftainess has been resisting the taking over of traditional land by president Banda’s government to give to dubious foreign investors as if it is his personal property.