20th April, 2015 UPDATE OF THE NATION By Dr. Matengu SitumbekoActing Administrator GeneralRoyal Barotseland Government FELLOW COUNTRYMEN AND WOMEN I stand here today with joy looking at the progress we have made as a nation towards achieving our goal of self-rule. We have carefully taken firm steps that will reward the nation eternal happiness that we have missed for a long time, and we have also been strengthened by the consultations that we have made around the world a couple of ...
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The reported Barotse freedom Alliance headed by Gen. C. W. Sinyinda is not a newly formed group in the struggle for the independence of Barotseland, but it is simply the main umbrella of the existing freedom movements, namely Barotse freedom movement (BFM), Barotse Intelligence and secrecy service (BI) and Movement for Restoration of Barotseland (MOREBA).

However the Alliance is not a newly formed movement and it is not a new entrant in the struggle. The Alliance is an umbrella of the freedom movements, whose agenda is carry and enforce the wish and decisions of the people of Barotseland.

Tokongote wa mwana nongolo,Bulozi ki bwa luna kaufela "Barotseland is jointly ours"

By:

Muyunda Makala
Information and publicity Department
Barotse Freedom Alliance, National office.

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+2 #9 Nayoto Mwenda 2013-07-10 12:05
Bulozinahayalun a i know who you are so do not hide in the name of bulozinahayalun a just come out in the open so that pipo can know who really you are, why hide yourself to me it means you are a coward. Do not forget that you are one of the pipo (cowards) who backed out of the shadow cabinet in 2011 and you went further to insult His Excellency RT.Hon. Afumba Mombotwa on both electronic & print media so don't annoy and insult the intelligence of we the Barotzish. As for sinyinda you are busy praising today was he not one of those pipo who was serving in the Zambian government when their security forces went to the Royal Barotseland Kingdom and massacred unarmed Barotzish mostly the youths so you annoy me the most and i feel like vomiting whenever you mention the name of anyone who served in the Zambian government at the time their security forces massacred our brothers and sisters. Therefore, pliz stop annoying and insulting us!!
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+1 #8 Malumo Muhali 2013-07-09 12:34
Just look at Palestine. Every struggle has a journey. At one point in Zambia there was not even a freedom movement. Now there are many. At one point the issue of Barotseland was reduced to ngomalume, now we have matyrs who died on January 11. At one point there was only the newspapers of northern rhodesia which censured any news on Barotseland. Now we have our Barotse Post. The first organised liberation movement used pamphlets in the 1990s and printed them under secrecy as activists could be arrested when found doing this, now there is the internet. In the beginning we jusr used to listen to people. Now we have radio Barotseland. This is just natural in any revolution. There will be common ground eventually. Don't be discouraged brothers and sisters, one day freedom will come. Iron ore has to go through fire before it is pure iron. Just wait and see. Thanks you Barotse Post! Thanks Radio Barotseland! Kulula independence 2014!
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-1 #7 its over 2013-07-09 12:22
It seems we have exhausted the old front of shadowy liberation movements vs the BRE and the Litunga. We seem to be opening up another front of old shadowy groups vs new shadowy groups; lets see how this pans out. The previous fued did churn out some viciuos acrimony. The amount of abuse hurled at the BRE and the Litunga has almost certainly done permanent damage to these 2 institutions. We now await how far daggers will be thrust in the latest intra dispute of the fictious rotse nation. What the rest can learn from all of this is that, do people still think such divided groups cdan ever exist as a peaceful nation. Never! bitter conflict and struggle could be the order of the day.
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+2 #6 Joseph 2013-07-08 04:26
If Mr Sinyinda wanted unity he should have joined Linyungandambo. This would have made better sense than to try to re-invent the wheel. But he couldn't do this because he doesn't agree with their ideology. Then how is an alliance supposed to be possible under such circumstances? I don't want to accuse him of anything but one cannot help but wonder what his true motives are.
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+2 #5 Joseph 2013-07-08 04:09
@bulozinahayalu na. No one is against Mr Sinyinda forming his freedom movement. It is the claim that his freedom movement consists of all the Barotseland freedom movements which is not true. In the first place Mr Sinyinda doesn't agree with Linyungandambo and BNYL in the approach that should be used to address the matter of Barotseland freedom. Secondly, BFA doesn't have a written manifesto which tell clearly what the objectives and aims of the organisation are. Thirdly, alliances can not be unilateral. People must meet and agree to form an alliance. You don't just wake up and say u have an alliance with someone with whom u don't agree and never met to form that alliance. So, please lets not bring unnecessary confusion. Let Mr Sinyinda form his BFA, but let him not claim that all the other groups fall under his movement because this is not true. We respected him as the Ngambela of Barotseland but this does not mean that he can come from no where and bulldoze everybody into his organisation as if those people don't know anything. This is disrespectful to others who have been working all along even when Mr Sinyinda was in the MMD government. Let us have respect for others.
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-1 #4 bulozinahayaluna 2013-07-07 16:48
We should not be greedy to think that barotse freedom activism belongs to one group. anyone who can call people like mr sinyinda a new entrant are either sick or need counselling.
mr sinyinda is the right man to lead a united front. he already knows how far the whole issue is. we should not be deceived that independece is already there. what we have so far is what has been achieved by mr sinyinda on behalf of bre. now lets give him, and the other colegues move foward as activists.
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+1 #3 Nayoto Mwenda 2013-07-07 08:36
Let the people of the Royal Barotseland both @ home & in the Diaspora read the Royal kingdom of Barotseland Transition it clearly states that the person to be the Administrator-G eneral(Prime Minister) after transitional period shall be elected by the minority liberation movements members to head the Royal kingdom of Barotseland Government during the transitional period and we the Barotseland National Youth League (BNYL) whose membership is over 2 million overwhelmingly voted for His Excellency RT.Hon. Afumba Mombotwa we can & we can assure you country men & women that even if elections for the Royal Kingdom are held today His Excellency RT.Hon. Afumba Mombotwa shall win with landslide margin against his opponents believe it or not but,this is reality.
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0 #2 Charles 2013-07-06 19:06
The fight for freedom of bulozi is for everyone barozish and so whoever has a formular must be allowed to go ahead without intimidation.It s not all who belive in the formular for Linyungandambo so stop thinkinking like Inete,who thinks he is the only one who can deliver independence for Barotseland.Who voted or elected the Administrator General?Stop [censored]ing yourselves,inde pendence is more than saying things while hiding.Kozo.
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+2 #1 Mtumba Kalaluka 2013-07-06 16:53
Bo Muyunda Makala thank you very much to here from you. But you people are very late, so i would advise that you meanwhile let Linyungandombo omplete the journey for us and later if you people can then go ahead with your plan of contesting for the higher office in barotseland. we already know the plan Hor. Sinyinda has.
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