|Kuomboka ceremony in Barotseland Photo courtesy
The above, are not the only reasons advanced for the desire to secede from the rest of Zambia. Another is what the representative from the Barotseland Royal Establishment (BRE) considered a desire for “total independence from Zambia because they felt marginalized.” The other is what BRE terms a “genuine cause.” The Ngambela of BRE opined that the Barotseland Agreement 1964 (The “Agreement”) would not have materialized in the first place had it not been due to the “wind of change against colonialism…sweeping across the African continent.”
Truth be told, the Barotseland is Zambia’s political Achilles’ heel.
By Charles Mwewa.
Author: Zambia : Struggles of My People