President Michael Sata has said that the state will defend and protect the Litunga and the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) from any attempts of aggression being created by what he called ‘a clique of misguided individuals.’
This is contained in a media statement made available to the media by State House.
Said said that he had credible information that there are certain frustrated and ill-advised persons that are manoeuvring to bring strife to the Litunga and the BRE.
President Sata has warned that the state security wings will not sit idle and watch reckless people sow discord in Western Province.
“This Government is committed to ensuring peace and stability in Western Province and views the Litunga and the BRE as an important part of that process. The Litunga and the BRE symbolises national unity and identity,” President Sata says.
“Therefore, those seeking to undermine the Litunga and the BRE using unlawful means will be dealt with firmly. As responsible elected officers of the people we pledge that urgent and practical measures will be engaged to nip these illegitimate schemes in the bud.”
Last week, the Barotse National Military Force rejected the resignation of the Ngambela and claimed that their strength is from men and women in the Zambia Police, Zambia Army and the intelligence system hail from their region and are feeding us with vital information on how to strike or defend themselves and the Kingdom.
Barotse National Military Force shall not at any point engage in dialogue with the Zambian Government, Kingdom of Barotseland leaders such as the Litungu and the Ngambela (Prime Minister), President Sata has publicly derided them.