Chiyengele to commence contempt suit against BRE if fresh dethroning attempts persist

By Staff Reporter

Chief Chiyengele of the Mbunda people of Limulunga district in the Western Province has asked Attorney General Likando Kalaluka to counsel indunas within the Barotse Royal Establishment who are attempting to dethrone him despite being protected by a High Court injunction.

In a letter dated February 28, 2018 addressed to Kalaluka, Mwene Chiyengele, whose real names are Josiah Mubukwanu Litia Nyumbu, and through his lawyers Milner & Paul Legal Practitioners, complained that there have been fresh attempts by Nyumbu Kashengula and Gore-Brown Kashumba Kayuwa, who is Induna Inyundwana in the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE), to remove him from the Chiyengele throne.

“Our client informs us that there has been an attempt by Mr. Nyumbu Kashengula and Kashumba Kayuwa to hold elections and deem our Client as being removed from his position as Chief Chiyengele of the Mbunda speaking people,” Milner & Paul Legal Practitioners stated. “We wish to advise that there is a court injunction which has not been vacated under cause Josiah Mubukwanu Litia Nyumbu (suing as Chief Chiyengele) v Tawila Akapelwa and others: 2014/HP/1784 in which the High Court has restrained the defendants therein or whosoever from interfering with the administration of the Chiyengele chiefdom or dethroning or attempting to dethrone or in any way discussing the dethroning of Chief Chiyengele.”

Chief Chiyengele told Kalaluka, who is the legal advisor of the Zambian government, that any attempts by his clients (BRE), their agents or whosoever to abrogate the said injunction would amount to contempt of court.

“We shall have no alternation but to commence committal proceedings against such contemnors,” he cautioned. “Kindly advise your client accordingly. Find enclosed a copy of the Order granting the injunction.”