If I Was Lozi, I Would Be Ashamed Of Myself . I Wouldn’t Be Proud That The Litunga Was An Agent Of Imperialism- Jonas Shakafuswa

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Jonas Shakafuswa

Jonas Shakafuswa writes….

IF I WAS LOZI, I WOULD BE ASHAMED OF MYSELF . I WOULDN’T BE PROUD THAT THE LITUNGA WAS AN AGENT OF IMPERIALISM.

SELLING OUR LAND AND RESOURCES TO THE BRITISH IN EXCHANGE FOR A MILITARY UNIFORM, AND MONIES FOR HIS FAMILY AND RELATIVES. THATS THE BAROTSELAND THEY ARE ASKING FOR.

AND AMUSINGLY THE LOZIS FOUND US IN “BAROTSELAND” FROM WHEREVER THEY CAME FROM. SO IF THEY WANT TO LEAVE ZAMBIA, THEY CAN LEAVE AND GO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM AND LEAVE US THE WAY THEY FOUND US.

IN SHORT, THEY INTRODUCED COLONIALISM,EXPLOITATION THEFT AND SEGREGATION, BY THE LITUNGA SIGNING CONCESSIONS WHOSE CONTENTS AND IMPLICATIONS HE NEVER UNDERSTOOD, IN OUR LANDS.

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  1. Shakafuswa is indeed our tribal cousin as Lozis , but I take great exception to this uncouth behaviour of insulting and demeaning us as a collective. King Lewanika did his best for his people during his time. In his time there was no modern Zambia and if his ancestors would not stand for what was theirs he should owe it to Lewanika for the British protectorate status. In Modern times of today Nations such as SAUDI ARABIA, UAEs and many others have USA military protection status. Shakafuswa must shut up he clearly doesn’t know what he is talking about. Shakafuswa is an agent of hatred against the LOZI people. Stop it.

    • Just respond to his allegations &/or assertion without undermining him. If I 2ere you, I’ll be showing proof that indeed the L8tunga was not an agent of Imperialism! Because, to many, eveñ regardless of traditional cousinship, it’s true your traditional leaders were conniving with imperialists in order to enslave their subject.

      The issue at hand is very crucial& it’s therefore unlikely that Shakafuswa was merely playing ciMbuya

  2. Those are words of a foolish and ungrateful Lenje man who doesn’t understand history. Why do you think the Mbunda and others ran away from present day Angola then? The Portuguese were matching deeper inland brutally colonising chiefdoms for slaves. King Lewanika knew he couldn’t match the military power of the Portuguese that’s why he quickly signed those mineral concessions in exchange for British protection against the Portuguese slave traders. Tongas, Lenjes and the other tribes that Lewanika covered under Baroste Land were small, weak and illiterate tribes that couldn’t even stand the Lozis in war so how were they going to stand against the Portuguese? The British were gentle. Moreover we had no much use of those mineraks by then.

    • Emmanuel Mwamba did clarify that the Luvale and the Lunda refused to be part of Barotseland and the British Government granted them their wish. One can find evidence of this in a government gazette of 1941. Consequently the colonial government grabbed part of Balovale district (now Zambezi) and added it to Lukulu and Kalabo districts. This I believe is the reason why some Luvale and Lunda villages found themselves in Barotseland or Western Province. There are no Luvale chiefs and Lunda chiefs in Western Province.

  3. Wake up Lozis. The Litunga and his gang are not advocating for democracy, or for your freedom to choose your leaders or for you one day to become leaders of that province, they are advocating for a dictatorship where ONLY they rule you own you and own the ground you walk on. They are selfish greedy people who think they are better than you because of the womb they came from. Sickening and retrogressive and archaic. Everything they advocating a world of yesterday with zero plans but full of greed.

  4. What Shakafuswa is saying is indeed what makes the Barotseland Agreement unpopular among Zambians. If subjected to a referendum, the issue would die a natural death.

  5. While others were resisting colonialism, to the extent of shedding blood, the Litunga was pleading to have his kingdom colonized. Strange indeed.

    Most Lozi, no matter how well educated they maybe, no matter how much they claim to be anti fascism, anti imperialism and anti neo colonialism, do not see that the Litunga is the embodiment of the agents of subjugation and plunder of our resources.

    They want democracy for Zambia, but advocate for a semi feudal state for Western province.

    We have also noticed that most Lozi, including those that are against the restoration of Barosteland protectorate, are afraid to openly express their position and opinion on this matter. No matter how educated they are, they would rather keep quiet. If there should be another Lozi within hearing range, they even seem to suggest support for restoration of the protectorate status. And yet this fear is before the protectorate is restored, what more if it should ever be?

    The government of Zambia should protect the rights of none Lozi speaking people of Western province who are not interested in being part of Barosteland. After all the Litunga never consulted them when he was pleading with the British to colonize Bulozi.

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