Dismissal of indunas threat to peace-SACCORD


THE recent firing of indunas by the Litunga should be seriously addressed to ensure stability, says Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes executive director (SACCORD) Borniface Chembe.

Mr Chembe said a report that the Lozi Kuta (Court) in Limulunga was dissolved was a source of concern that required serious attention if peace and stability was to be restored.

He said there were a lot of issues that were not resolved in Western Province pertaining to the Barotse Agreement of 1964 that needed to be treated as a matter of urgency.

Mr Chembe said the happenings in area should not be ignored for only those who were hailing from there because it was bound to affect the entire nation.

He appealed to the establishment and all the interested parties to ensure land was equitable to those residing in the area.

“The reports from Western Province stating that the Kuta is dissolved and that the indunas are dismissed should be addressed amicably to avoid instability in the country and should be a priority and treated as a matter of urgency,” he said.

Mr Chembe said traditional leadership deserved respect, adding that as Africans, it was impossible to run away from that.

Consultative meetings among Lozi top officials were underway at the Kuta in Limulunga, to chart the way forward following the dismissal of Indunas.

The decision generated mixed feelings among the Lozis who believed that indunas were holding the positions by the will of people and that their dismissal was justified.

Just last week, district indunas were summoned by the Kuta to meet and discuss various issues in the province, including that of the fired indunas.

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