FROM RIGHT TO LEFT:President Edgar Chagwa Lungu,Vice-President Inonge Wina and Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo during the Regional Cluster meeting on Economic Development and Job Creation at State House in Lusaka on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. PICTURE BY SALIM
FROM RIGHT TO LEFT:President Edgar Chagwa Lungu,Vice-President Inonge Wina and Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo during the Regional Cluster meeting on Economic Development and Job Creation at State House in Lusaka on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. PICTURE BY SALIM

Vice President Inonge Wina says some political elements are influencing some Chiefs in Western Province to revolt against the Litunga and the government.

Responding to Mitete UPND Member of Parliament Misheck Mutelo, who questioned whether government recognised Chiefs Chiengele, Mwene Mutondo and Kahare who recently visited state house, Mrs Wina said the Chiefs came to state House to seek protection from threats on their lives due to succession disputes.

Mrs Wina said the Litunga has powers to preside over the installation and not to choose traditional leaders and President Lungu did not promise to install them as chiefs.

She said such questions are based on machinations to create divisions between the government and the Barotse Royal Establishment.

Mrs Wina said some of the observations by the UPND are not well intended as President Edgar Lungu has no power to install Chiefs.

She reiterated that the three chiefs were at State House to seek protection and was not asking to be recognised by the President.

Mrs Wina said government will continue playing its role of protecting Zambians regardless of their affiliation in society.

She said the disputes over succession is not government’s business and will leave it to the families of the affected people to choose while the Litunga will endorse the appointed people.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Well spoken by the vice president. Let us move on, and find a solution to the load shedding, plus high taxes. Reduce ministers and MP bonuses and pay our retirees.

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    • Mr No Vision Lungu. Explains load shedding…who needs a vision I n the dark? How did we get ourselves in this mess. UD$ now at K14.2!! surely

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    • Flag Sunday, Michael Sata ex president got us here. It is surprising that people do not want to see this. The president has to put his own stamp on Zambia and forget president Sata’s legacy.

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  2. Some people mistakenly believe that BA64 means Lozi superiority. Others even believe that the Litunga is a King when the Native Authorities Act recognize him as a Paramount Chief. Others think that the Litunga and his indunas should be appointing chiefs even for the tribes that are not in the Lozi group. What Her Honour the VP has said is the correct context of things. Some people are even willing to go to prison or even die based on the lies that they’ve been told. If you can’t make it in your politics don’t confuse the people. Why does the issue of Barotseland only come up when some people lose Govt jobs? Just find another political gimmick, the BA64 is a non starter.

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    • Which people mistakenly believe that BA64 means Lozi superiority? Stop arguing against a strawman. The local people in the affected areas chose different people to be their traditional leaders but the three so called chiefs who are seeking protection from Lungu imposed themselves on the thrones. Lungu cannot purport to be protecting ‘chiefs’ because no one has installed them.

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    • All people in Western province are collectively called Lozi regardless of tribe. And this Lozi is a common language among them. If a Mbunda speaks the Mbunda language to a Subiya, there won’t be communication. This I did not know until recently whn I hv sought to understand this part of the country. If we don’t seek this understanding, we won’t bring the needed harmony in Western province and this will divert our attention from improving living standards.

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    • @Anyana,the Chiefs who have sought protection are not Lozi but Mbunda and Nkoya so why should the Chief of the Lozi preside over their installation? The Mbunda and Luchazi are always looked down upon and intimidated. They can’t even freely speak their own languages. These are the tribes that petitioned against the BA64 because it will just promote Lozi superiority. The Nkoya are in 3 provinces and have their own senior chiefs so why should they be made to pay homage to the Lozi chief? It’s demeaning for the BRE to continue to appoint their indunas to be in charge of areas where there are Nkoya chiefs. This is why Sata reneged on his promise to restore the BA64 because non Lozi tribes have threatened war. There’s no President who would wish to see that

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  3. Ba Sata promised Barotseland, a promise that turned out to be a “Don’t Kubeba.” He even went further to say “only a dishonest person can deny the existence of the Barotse Agreement“ End quote. This Barotse issue was almost forgotten until one Cobra spat on it! Sometimes, it is better to let the sleeping Lions alone. Those chief wrangles are internal Barotse wrangles from old. PF and UPND should not play into some of these family affair wrangles! The best is for ECL and Wina to be the peacemakers instead of pointing the accusing finger! Get the BRE and the Sub Chiefs around the table and let them iron out their differences! The only way to burry this Barotse thing is to equitably distribute development and resources to all the 10 provinces! When the Economy is good, no one cares about…

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  4. YOU HAVE MADE IT GOVERNMENT BUSINESS AS YOU KNOW IF THE CHIEFS ARE IN YOUR POCKETS SO ARE THEIR “SUBJECTS”

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  5. Comment: Why are u scared of UPND we want development in Barotse and thus poor road network and people are dying of hunger as Government is only other Provinces .Too much tribalism ,Zwaaaaaaaaaa.

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    • Western province has had the biggest chunk of development. Even Euro bonds went into developing our province my brother stop lying.

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  6. The heading is misleading again and so is the photo. Why can’t LT just get the correct story and heading; leave out the photo because in these cases it is Not worth a thousand words

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