By Jonas Shakafuswa
ZAMBIA VS BAROTSELAND
Looks like this issue will never die. I laughed when the spokesman talked of Barotseland. Seriously speaking are they sure we are very foolish to let the resources of our lands in the Lenje Lamba land to be recorded as their resource. Are they sure they had control of our land or they just fraudulently claimed our lands. Have they got records which shows that we allowed them to control our resources?
For sure as a Senior Lenje Citizen, I enjoy a very good cordial relationship with my Cousins. But then they should not find a reason to stretch our patience.
For us we would love to put this issue to a debate amongst ourselves. This so called Lozi selfishness can’t just be ignored. Let them take us on before they take on the State. I have been approached by our Lamba brothers and prodded to respond. We are ready to meet our colleagues to hear their claim and give them a piece of our conviction. They are claiming £78m? Where was this money realised from. Were there any economic activities in the Loziland which realised these monies? Calm down my beloved Cousins. Calm down.
Our History as a people does not show any interaction with the Lozi Kingdom. Unless there is something I haven’t been taught by my heritage. Let us resolve this issue as a people of “Barotseland” before engaging the State.