We want separation, Livingstone Lozis tell Chongwe’s commission of inquiry

We want separation, Livingstone Lozis tell Chongwe’s commission of inquiry

The Kuomboka Kufuela committee Livingstone Branch has submitted that secession of Barotseland is the only way forward.

Kuomboka Kufuela committee Livingstone Branch representative Siyambango Munembo said the people of western province have suffered at the hands of the Zambian governments.

Munembo said this when he made a group submission to the Commission of inquiry into the Mongu riots held at the Livingstone council chamber Saturday morning.

He said the Barotse agreement of 1964 should be restored and that people of Barotseland are better off on their own.

Munembo said Western province has remained under developed compared to the rest of Zambia.

Munembo also stated that the he does not believe that the Barotse movement popularly known as liyungandambo was responsible of the riots in Mongu.

He blamed the violence on the conduct of the police who he referred to as overzealous. He claimed that the police were who drawn from various district of Zambia and they are the ones who sparked the riots.

He also accused former president Rupiah Banda of having celebrated the death of people in Mongu saying up to now he has not apologised.

Munembo further alleged that the former administration dint not show any remorse as they were trying to justify the killings of people in Mongu.

A commission of inquiry into the Mongu riots will be sitting in Livingstone for two days, according to Zambezi FM radio.

President Michael Sata constituted a Commission of inquiry chaired by Rodger Chongwe to investigate what led into the Mongu riots.

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