Over 60 irate Barotseland Activist yesterday stormed Mongu District Administration Office and tore up over 500 copies of the Silozi draft constitutional booklets.
The angry mob that was lead by famous Barotseland activist Mulasiwkanda Chazele tore the booklets in front of the district commissioner’s office and were shouting and insulting the district commissioner stressing that Barotseland would not participate in any constitutional consultations of the Zambian constitution.
“We have told you to leave us alone, we are no longer a part of Zambia therefore this draft constitution consultative process is not part of us, Masipa ahao” (your faeces in English) one of them stressed whiles tearing a booklet.
Meanwhile, Mongu District Commissioner Morris Litula told Journalists at the scene that the draft constitution booklets torn in front of his office are suspected to be the ones that were distributed to the palace, the Kuta and area Chiefs in the district.
Mr Litula however said the constitutional consultative process will still go ahead because Mongu just like other districts in Western Province are still a part of Zambia.
“What I can only say for now is that the consultation process still goes ahead, because these are not the only copies we submitted in the district and we are still in Zambia” said the DC.
And when contacted for a comment veteran Barotseland activist Mulasikwanda Chazele refused to talk to the media in the presence of ZANIS saying he did not trust government media.
“I will not give any statement in front of these ZANIS people they are government and I don’t trust them, last time I gave them a story and I saw it on ZNBC they were showing my picture but the voice that was speaking was not mine” alleged Mulasikwanda.