Hon. Masialeti Masiye, the former Sioma school teacher who is on Zambia’s top two most wanted list as co- ring leader with Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa of what Zambia is now calling a ‘treasonable’ act of installing an administrator general to administer ‘a state with in a state (Barotseland)’ has urged Barotseland nationals to remain resolute as we take full control of what is rightly ours.
Speaking to a Radio Barotseland staffer this evening Mr. Masiye has cautioned Barotseland nationals that they will hear a lot of propaganda coming from Zambia in the coming days, and should therefore, not get confused or intimidated by what they see or hear through Zambian propaganda media houses, especially ZNBC.
“Yes my house was invaded by Zambian criminal and lawless foreign security forces. I hear that they were hoping to find His Excellency Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa in my house. However, I was away in Mongu at the time, as you may be aware that the raid happened the day after Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa named our inaugural transitional government.
“I was honored to have been asked to serve the people of Barotseland as deputy to the Secretary of State Defense and Security for Barotseland, and was grateful for the honor and privilege to serve, therefore I went there to accept the appointment. For this rare consideration I am grateful to His Excellency Afumba that he found me useful in his first team of government ministers
“My family on the other hand was traumatized, and some of them have never returned home and I have no idea where they are.
“I further wish to let the people of Barotseland know that regardless of the propaganda they may hear thrown at us and especially against Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa, they should not be shaken. Let them know that we are very serious about what is happening right now, and what they are seeing is not a joke as our inheritance is at stake. Barotseland is the Land of our forefathers and it is up to us to protect our country. No one will give this land to us on a silver platter but we must get it one way or the other. So far we have been very peaceful in our quest as we have not even lifted a pebble against any one, but it appears that our language is not loud enough for them to hear."
On the question of why the Litunga would ask for security, Mr. Masiye said the Litunga is the Ngocana King, the Head of State of Royal Barotseland, and wondered why anyone would suggest that the Litunga feels so threatened that he must ask for security from Zambia?
“How can our Litunga feel threatened by us his own people? That is why I say that the people should be able to read between the lines and see through Zambia’s propaganda. The Ngocana is safe, Rt. Afumba Mombotwa has not abandoned the cause, it is just that there is some work to be done, and that must be done quickly, unless the Zambians want to harm the Litunga, and then accuse us his people? It doesn’t just make sense.
“We have chosen to go for democratic constitution monarch type of government, therefore, both the Litungaship and the BRE are very dignified institutions in this system of governance. Please, don’t buy their propaganda”
Meanwhile, there are reports that Zambia forces in Senanga have been ordered to visit every home if possible to search, find and arrest any person, man or woman, young or old, who they will suspect to be a member of Linyungandambo starting tonight.
He has, therefore, urged all the people of Barotseland to be vigilant and stay safe.