Henry Kanyanta Sosala who until now was Senior Chief Mwamba has unreservedly apologized to President Michael Sata over his recent utterances that prompted the Head of State to revoke his recognition as Senior Chief Mwamba of the Bemba speaking people of Kasama district.
Mr Sosala said he regrets his actions which may have distracted the President from attending to other important national duties.
He said he has whole-heartily accepted President Sata’s decision to de-gazette him as Senior Chief Mwamba of the Bemba speaking people of Kasama.
Mr Sosala has since thanked President Sata for the support rendered to him during his tenure as Senior Chief Mwamba.
He further hailed the good working relationship he had with Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Professor Nkandu Luo.
This is according to a press statement signed by Mr Sosala and made available to ZANIS in Kasama today.
Meanwhile, Mr Sosala has announced his decision to completely vacate the throne of Senior Chief Mwamba and pave way for someone else to take over from him.
He revealed that he is making arrangements to relocate from Kasama town to another place which he did not mention.
Mr Sosala noted that he does not want the issue of succession to the throne of Senior Chief Mwamba to divide the Bemba people and the nation as a whole.
Last week, President Sata revoked the recognition of Henry Sosala as Senior Chief Mwamba of the Bemba speaking people on grounds that the traditional ruler did not fully undergo the Bemba rituals for him to ascend to the throne of Senior Chief Mwamba.
Yesterday, President Sata cautioned Mr Sosala to conduct himself in a respectable manner and refrain from engaging in acts that were in conflict with the law.
On Monday, the Bemba Royal Establishment appealed to President Sata to re-consider his decision to withdraw the recognition of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Senior Chief Mwamba and instead allow Mr Sosala to continue on the throne.