The Bemba Royal Establishment has clarified its earlier statement over President Michael Sata’s alleged appointment of Chief Chewe of Chinsali District in Muchinga Province.
Bashi Lubemba’s Spokesperson Washanga Impika Sha-Lubemba has clarified that the statement did not imply that the president had appointed Chief Chewe as Paramount chief Chitimukulu but that he was imposed as a chief by the president without the consent of the establishment. President Sata disclosed this when he met the Bashilubemba on Thursday 20th February 2014 at State House.
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.
And Lukala Milandu Lupombwe Chiti has charged that it surprising to note that President Sata has dared the integrity of the Bashilubemba.
He has since implored on the people to defend the appointment of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as the 38th Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.