One freed, three jailed 10 years each in Barotse treason case

One freed, three jailed 10 years each in Barotse treason case

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Afumba Mombotwa and three other Barotseland activists have been sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour from the day of arrest.

Masiye Masialeti has been freed while Afumba Mombotwa, Likando Pelekelo, Sylvester Kalima have all been jailed ten years with hard labour each.

The supporters have vowed to continue fighting for the liberation of their independent state and described the jail sentence as the beginning of the real revolution.

The three were later packed into a prison truck in handcuffs and driven to Mukobeko prison amid tight security.

The four were charged with treason after they advocated for the restoration of the Barotse Agreement of 1964 which has been abrogated by the Zambian government. Their fight was in line with the Barotse National Council resolutions of 2010 attended by government and traditional leadership officials.

 

 

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