No jubilee celebration for Barotseland-Linyungandambo

No jubilee celebration for Barotseland-Linyungandambo

Afumba

Afumba

The Linyungandambo separatist movement has cautioned the people of Western Province against participating in Zambia’s Golden Jubilee independence celebrations on 24th October 2014.
Linyungandambo leader Afumba Mombotwa said the people of Barotseland should not attach any importance to 24th October 1964 as it was a reminder of how the people of Barotseland were deceived and betrayed by Kenneth Kaunda’s government.
He said the golden jubilee was not a memorial occasion but a current situation that should lead to the people of Barotseland being loosened from Zambian shackles.
Mombotwa said celebrating Zambia’s golden jubilee by the people of Barotseland was tantamount to the Hebrews celebrating with the Pharaohs in Egyptian captivity.
Meanwhile Bishop Evans Chinyemba of Mongu Catholic Diocese has demanded for the release of people arrested in connection with the history of Barotseland and the creation of Zambia as a country, reports the Mongu based Catholic run Oblate Radio Liseli.
Bishop Chinyemba said Sunday during the Interdenominational Golden Jubilee thanksgiving service held in Mongu at our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral that the continuous denial of the place of Barotseland in the making of Zambia as a nation was robbing her of its beautiful history.
Bishop Chinyemba further observed that while the country has recorded many developments since 1964, it still faces challenges in the area of freedom of expression.
Sometime this year Tanzania celebrated its Golden Jubilee for the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar which joined to form Tanzania. Ceremonial vice president Guy Scott and former President Rupiah Banda represented Zambia at the event and were shown on ZNBC TV clapping as Tanzanian President Kikwete pointed out that the two distinct nations of Zanzibar and Tanganyika had managed to maintain the union agreement for 50 years.
It is not clear who will lead Zambia’s Golden Jubilee celebrations as President Sata has left the country for specialized treatment.

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