Government orders Bartose secessionists to stop re-printing 1964 agreement

Government Spokesperson, Ronnie Shikapwasha has ordered the Baroste Patriotic Front to immediately stop re-printing and distributing the 1964 agreement.

Lieutenant General Shikapwasha says it is illegal for the Baroste Patriotic Front to re-print and distribute the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 which might be seditious.

General, Shikapwasha says the document that is being re-printed is not authentic as the actual Barotseland agreement of 1964 does not have any succession powers.

He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka today.

Shikapwasha says it is wrong to circulate material that is seditious and could trigger violence.

General Shikapwasha also says government does not recognize the Baroste patriotic Front.

But Baroste Patriotic Front says the documented being re-printed and circulated to all the nine provinces is authentic.

BPF president Mutangelwa Imasiku says the movement has re-printed more than 10 thousand copies of the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 for distribution to Zambians.

Mr Mutangelwa says the copies aim at education Zambians on the details in the agreement.

He says that the 10 thousand copies have cost 5 million Kwacha to re-print and are sold at 3 thousand kwacha each.

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