Government of Barotseland
Southern Austral Africa
Tukongote Litunga Ni Lyetu
Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa
Royal Barotseland Administrator General
Taking Oath of Office 14 August 2013
RT. HON. AFUMBA MOMBOTWA TAKES OATH AND SWORN IN OFFICE AS ADMINISTRATOR GENERAL OF THE ROYAL BAROTSELAND KINGDOM, MONGU, KINGDOM OF BAROTSELAND
On 14th August, 2013, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa took oath before the Chief Justice of the Royal Barotseland Kingdom. The event was held in Mungu, the current Capital City of Barotseland at 15hrs Central African Time.
The swearing in ceremony of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa was attended by a number of Royal Barotseland Kingdom citizens and officials of the Royal Government in Waiting, and that means officially Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa is now the Head of Government of the Royal Barotseland Kingdom.
This news brought jubilation throughout the Kingdom, as it marks the new beginning and puts to an end to the long fought struggle that has taken for more than 49 years under the illegal Zambian Occupation which was weakly joined by a baseless slogan of “One Zambia One Nation”.
Now that Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa is legally in office, we expect that he will announce his Government in the next 7 days. Among other things, His Government will start by addressing the following piercing issues:
1. Take full control and defend the territorial integrity of the Kingdom 2.Put to an end the struggle for independence 3.Start the economic wheel and the implementation of the 10 Years Development Plan as well as the Civil Program.
4. Registration of citizens (issuing of national identification cards – zibahazo and international passports)
5. Attain and establish diplomatic relations with other nations
Oath of Office:
“I Afumba Mombotwa, do hereby swear that I will Endeavour, to the best of my ability to protect, defend and Uphold the constitution of the kingdom of Barotseland as an inviolable Law of the Land, and I promise to protect the Independence, Sovereignty, and territorial integrity of the kingdom of Barotseland, and that I shall serve the people of Barotseland without discrimination, and give the respect to the Sovereign de jure, Ngocana King. So help me God”
HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH IN FULL:
Fellow citizens of Barotseland, elderly statesmen, the world at large, brothers & sisters and our youth! We owe thanks unto God, who has preserved and protected us from the onslaughts of the evil one.
Depending on His mercy we are still living for a purpose.
Fellow compatriots, for the past 50 years Barotseland was a stateless nation. This was so because somehow somewhere something went wrong. Really if Barotseland was a stateless nation, it means it was a nation without state. And what may be true is that some of us kept on wondering why Barotseland was stateless when there was the Litunga, we have had the kutas and the Indunas (counselors).
This gave an impression that even if we had those for hundred years or so, we would continue being stateless, therefore, for all these years what has been missing in Barotseland was statehood, and the moment that which is missing is put in place then Barotseland ceases to be a stateless nation.
I believe some may be confronted with the question; what is state? Is state money, military hardware or handcuffs? Of course not. Whereas a nation is organic, state is artificial. It is something that is formed. Nation develops naturally. Although the Barotzis entered into the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 in good faith, the Zambians merely intended to circumvent the Barotzis in order to rob them of their sovereignty.
However, Barotzis should now rejoice because the time for domination and subjugation is no more. To those who are conversant with international standards by declaratory theory state exists the moment conditions of statehood are fulfilled. This theory is adopted by Institute of international Law.
International usage favours this theory. Even the OAU did or still does even if they have changed name. States in a simple term are a people who are politically organized and prepared to run their own affairs. Now Barotseland is a state that deserves recognition by fellow African countries and international community at large.
Hence Zambia must be compelled to acknowledge that they have no right over Barotseland, and the people of Barotseland must realize that under the doctrine of extra territoriality together with the doctrine of post-linium the effect of our un challenged declaration is as follows:
1. There shall be no extra territorial operation by Zambia in Barotseland
2. Zambia have no extra territorial rights over Barotseland
3. By the act of declaration, Zambia has no general power to pass legislation taking effect outside their own territory or e.g. to punish crimes committed outside their realm vis a vis abroad.
4. There shall be no extra territorial registration for Barotseland by Zambia to encroach into the internal affairs of Barotseland
5. As a consequence of the independence of every sovereign authority, a colonizing state will decline to exercise any of the territorial jurisdiction of its courts over the person of any sovereign or ambassador or over the public property of any state dedicated to the public use or over the property of any ambassador even though the sovereign ambassador or property will be within its territory
Having said that I wish to remind you that there is an English saying that “one word is enough for the wise person”, and to those who may think that there is rebellion we wish to reiterate that we have fought for our national right by diplomatic means and not through violence. Let Zambia be engaged in terrorism if they think they can go unpunished. Precedence
In practice, the various independent acts provided categorically that from the date of independence all responsibility of the United Kingdom’s government for the government of newly independent country should cease, and that no further United Kingdom Act should extend to it as part of its laws. A similar situation should apply to us. Nobody should encroach on our liberty.
Tukongote wa mwana nongolo
Rt Hon Afumba Mombotwa
Royal Barotseland Administrator General
Campaign promise made on the afternoon of
Saturday 21st May 2011
at Mungu's Blue Gum grounds, Barotseland.
The elected President of the Republic of Zambia Michael Chilufya Sata during his 2011
campaigns, promised that he was to honour the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 (BA64)
within 90 days or assuming office.
BAROTSELAND ACT OF FREEDOM 2012
Approved on The Barotseland National Council by the People of Barotseland
27 March 2012
On Tuesday 27th March 2012, The Barotseland National Council resolved to nullify the Barotse Land Agreement of 1964, while it has since been resolved that Barotseland is to immediately to initiate all formal and necessary procedures and acts for the re-establishment of Barotseland Sovereignty and Independence. A de facto break away from its current underlying status within the Republic of Zambia.
Barotse National Council 26th and 27th March 2012
BAROTSELAND GOVERNMENT LINKS
Analysis of the Barotse Issue
The Integrity of Barotseland
The Barotseland Boundary Case
Resolutions Barotse National Council
11 February 2008
Letter to the United Nations
Speech Prime Minister of Barotseland
26 March 2012
Barotseland National Council
Barotse National Council
26th and 27th March 2012
Government Barotseland Cabinet
Rt Hon Cheke Cha Mbunda
Speech to the Barotse National Council
26 & 27 March 2012
BAROTSE NATIONAL COUNCIL
26 AND 27 MARCH 2012
NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTRE
Barotseland Letter United Nations
16 April 2012
Barotseland Free Radio
The Executive Council
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