Sata did not ‘appoint’ but imposed chief Chewe as Chitimukulu – Bemba elders

The Bemba Royal Establishment has clarified its earlier statement that President Michael Sata has appointed Chief Chewe of Chinsali District in Muchinga Province.

Bashi Lubemba’s Spokesperson Washanga Impika Sha-Lubemba has explained that  that the statement did not imply that Sata had appointed Chief Chewe as Paramount chief Chitimukulu but that Sata  imposed Chief Chewe as Chitimukulu without the consent of the establishment.

However Washanga has maintained that a republican President has no powers to appoint Paramount Chief Chitimukulu stating that in this case they cannot reverse their appointment of Henry Kanyanta Sosala.

Earlier, Washanga Impika Sha-Lubemba was quoted saying that President Michael Sata had allegedly appointed Chief Chewe of Chinsali District in Muchinga Province as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people.

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