The Bemba Royal Establishment-BRE has charged that threats by government to arrest designate Paramount Chief Chitimukulu; Henry Kanyanta-Sosala have the potential to ignite anarchy in the Bemba land.
Commenting on an instruction by Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkandu Luo for police to arrest Chiefs who are not recognized by the president, Bashi Lubemba’s Spokesperson Washanga Impika Sha-Lubemba stated that government’s non-recognition cannot warranty an arrest of a traditional leader.
Washanga Impika further questioned Professor Luo’s statement claiming that she had not received Bashi Lubemba’s documentation on the appointment of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.
He however revealed that the Bemba Royal Establishment has since presented new documents to prove that Henry Kanyanta Sosala was rightfully appointed as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.
On Monday, Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Professor Nkandu Luo instructed Law Enforcement Agencies to arrest all those purporting to be Chiefs.