The Afumba led Barotseland Civil Government must be supported by all to speed up our Independence – Saleya Kwalombota

My brothers and sisters, in as much as we all seem to have very good ideas aimed at bringing much needed political independence to our beloved Barotseland, we must realize that as long as we keep avoiding facing the reality that we need the civil Barotseland government in place other than the Kuta (traditional government under BRE setup), there will be lack of patriotism and the sense of belonging in our independence struggle.  Why do we continue to pretend? Let's face the real reason for the ...


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  • Lineki 23.10.2014 11:34
    MR Maano be sincere and wise to understand how the KING and Kuta functions on matters of importance like the Barotse Self detarmination.

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    But, how long must Barotseland continue with this so called peaceful advocacy: No meetings, no campagns, no posters, no songs ...

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    Sandimbelile, I don't know who you are but the way you write it is clear that you are in deep denial stage of the realities in ...

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    Oooooh! What a beauty, I never knew this history. This is very wonderful indeed. I wish all Zambians and Barotzis could read ...

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    christian nation in crisis full of higgled piggled polititians.

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  • Sandimbelile 21.10.2014 05:52
    Did you talk to the Litunga lately? Did he really tell you he is for total independence, or you are putting Words in his mouth?

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Every Mondays and Fridays at 17:00hrs to 17:15hrs, let’s commit Barotseland in prayer. The Lozis in the Army and police working with our foes, you can say your prayers silently in your hearts. God has already answered our prayer so we need to thank him as much as we can.

It must be explained in the literal meaning and in the traditional context as follows:

Establishment refers to a set of people according to the number and order of eminence or that which is established. Establishment in Great Britain refers to those persons in positions of power and authority, who are not publicly elected. So literally Royal establishment means a set-up of persons from the Royal family.

The Barotse Royal Establishment, therefore means the set of people who come from the royal family in Barotseland; having positions of power according to their eminence or seniority in descending or ascending order; in accordance with Barotse Tradition.

From the foregone, the Barotse Royal Establishment thus refers to the cities of the royal family members with authority according to seniority as follows:


1

Namuso

Litunga

Title

2

Lwambi

Litunga-la-Mboela

Title

3

Nenguyu

Mboanjikana

Title

4

Mwandi

Only name of Prince

No title used

5

Kaungamashi

Only name of Prince

No title used

6

Naliele

Only name of Prince

No title used

7

Namayula

Only name of Prince

No title used

8

Mushuwa

Chiengele

Title

9

Njonjolo

Kahare

Title

10

Yuka

Kandala

Title

11

Lukena

Mutondo

Title

Collectively, these for sake of English usage are what constitute the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE), excluding the commoners who serve as counsellors.

The moment the word Government is used, what is referred to is not the royal family set-up but the traditional leaders who constitute a traditional authority in Barotseland. Sometimes people tend to think that the BRE refers to the Litunga and Namuso Kuta; which is a misconception; the royal establishment is an institution of Lords.

The people in charge of BRE are the Natamoyo and Ngula. Although BRE is more pronounced by people who are not conversant with Barotseland; BRE can never be found in any book of history.

1.    Litunga – which means Earth or Country; is the Head of State
2.    Ngambele – means “talk to me” one through which the King talks to people or through which people talk to the King; nowadays the word is written as Ngambela, and he is also called:
3.    Minyolui, which means owner of all people (the Aluyi)

4.    The nobles:

i.    Natamoyo (Muywandi) meaning redeemer
ii.    Kalonga – one who commands
iii.    Namuyamba – the overall leader (second the Sope)
iv.    Namunda – responsible for regalia and other sovenirs of the Ngocana.
v.    Mukulu wa Kashiko – Elder of Kashiko; Kashiko is Lilundu City of King Mulambwa; he represents Tungi people.
vi.    Imandi – Elder of Namanda City of Yeta 1.
vii.    Angulu – Responsible for Land.
viii.    Mubonda – means faulty finder or (inspector or executor)

LOWER COURT

1.    INETE – responsible for traditional affairs in Mongu District.
2.    Namamba – Sope’s right hand.
3.    IMWANGALA – environment (forest)
4.    ITONDO – environment (water and fish)
5.    MAYUNYI – environment (water)
6.    INGANGWANA – Chief Steward (royal house)
7.    MULAMATAA – catering Dept.
8.    MUTWALETI – means one who paves way or guides the King.

This is the proper traditionally recognized system.

The truth of the matter is that the King the symbol of national unity.

The positions below the Litunga are generally referred to as Indunas; councillors (cabinet). This is the system where administrators are judges; sometimes referred to as the Kuta which is court.

The Indunas have the authority to perform and function as traditional leaders, to ensure that traditional norms and customs are adhered to. All the people of Barotseland know very well the role and task of every Induna (privy counsellors).

By traditional practices some rituals, rites and ceremonies are sometimes performed when installing these people to positions.

In summary, these people are the custodians of the Barotse Tradition and Culture.

N.B. Not all positions are included, the idea is to get a glimpse of the Barotseland State, to enable us know where we are coming from and where we are going.

There is no separate and independent Royal Establishment in Barotseland. it must be noted that since BRE is an institution of Lords, there is a distinction between BRE and the Kuta; Kuta refers to Government system. As the Kuta is an organ of the Government; there are several Kutas; each with a person called Ngambele; of course each has a special name different from the other Court.

Considering that the term court is commonly used, it is prudent therefore to refer to traditional structure as a system of courts. In fact in a typical language the people say “sichaba sa tokwahala kwa Kuta” meaning people to assemble at court. So in this context, we shall consider Namuso as the seat of the Higher Court and those below Namuso as seats of subordinate courts or seats of superior and subsidiary councils.

N.B. the noble ranks are either hereditary or honorary.

Ngula is a female princess.

Natamoyo is a male prince.

The Royal prerogative - These have exceptional powers and privileges of the sovereign in virtue of (Litunga) King.

Privy Council: a committee of persons appointed by the sovereign advising on some state of affairs.

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0 #1 Joseph Masule Mashwe 2012-08-07 07:36
We have now been educated on this subject decisively, because many of us thought BRE is Namuso Kuta, kanti ki buhata you see! Ba mulonga must only deal with tradition, culture and land issues and not politics.

Ba mulonga be on your position, and us commoners we must be on our position as well. It is the responsibility of the commoners to put the cabinet.
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0 #2 sipula hibajene 2012-08-08 06:04
The BRE is what in Britain is called, the House of LORDS. over the years, the BRE have not been able to effectively deal with GRZ politicians who have taken advantage of the royalty traditions to deal swredly with them.
In Barotse, we need House of commons to be instituted. This shall be the civil government to run the day to day political and admnstrative issues of barotseland. We can see that since the people of barotseland gathered and united to ACT as the house of commons, GRZ has had sleepless nights. Once again, we appeal for a BNC so that we the people can present the barotseland government in waiting to be endorsed and start work.
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0 #3 nalwei 2012-08-08 14:54
We have to work with them they musk change the name and use house of lords because the name was given by kk a triator.we will submit the structure and the civil intrime government to pave way for barotselands future.litunga be the head of state.the house of comoners must include people frm all movements.
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