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Self Determination; A right

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55 years ago when the custodian of the Kingdom of Barotseland, Sir Mwanawina Lewanika III King of Barotseland signed what today we refer to as the defunct Barotseland Agreement of 1964, it was his determination that his people would excel in the new country that was birthed as a result of the union between his kingdom and Northern Rhodesia, but little did he know that his counterparts had other ideas on their mind. Today when Barotse national rise to protest the abrogation of the agreement, the Zambian government labels them “secessionist”, Yes secession is exactly what Zambia will give birth to for refusing acknowledge what they subscribed to.

It is clear that to restore the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 they has to be an amendment to the Zambia constitution, when the Barotseland Agreement was abrogated in 1969, Barotse institutions were abolished, to revive these institution it will take more than agreement between the President of Zambia and the King of Barotseland, it’s either we have a constitutional amendment or stick to the 2012 resolution.

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