Mututwa says Sata has assumed the role of messenger for W/Province
|Mongu residents mob PF leader Michael
Sata on arrival at Mongu Airport on Saturday
Maxwell Mututwa says the people
of Western Province are thirsty and eager for Michael Sata’s message because he
is speaking what they want to hear.
former Ngambela prime minister of Barotseland, said from his Senanga base
yesterday shortly before PF leader Sata addressed a public rally in Senanga,
that people were waiting for him.
Mututwa said he was also delighted that
hundreds of Mongu residents attended Sata's public rally in the provincial
capital on Saturday afternoon.
“We heard that he is coming to Senanga,”
Mututwa said. “The people are waiting for him…”
Mututwa said Sata was
assured of getting the whole Western Province if he continued preaching about
the Barotse question.
“The people are eager for his message. They are
thirsty. All the people are relishing listening to him. The people should come
out in the open and go through out the province to talk,” Mututwa
“What we want is the Barotse issue to be a priority before the
elections so that we move in tandem with the rest of the country after
Mututwa said should the Barotse issue remain unresolved after
the elections, it would become difficult to deal with it.
“I hear that
there were a lot of people that attended Sata’s rally in Mongu and I am very
thankful to all that attended,” Mututwa said.
He said Sata had now
assumed the role of a messenger of the people of Western Province over the
Barotse issue and it would be through him that President Rupiah Banda would get
the true feelings of the people of Barotseland over the matter.
people are attending Sata’s rallies in huge numbers because he is talking of the
Barotseland Agreement and about those that are detained in Mumbwa, because this
is really a thorn in the hearts of the people here," Mututwa said.
other hand, Mututwa said people like Vice-President George Kunda and his cohorts
should be questioned because they have offended the people of Western Province
over the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 issue.
Sata on Saturday addressed
a mammoth rally at Mongu’s Blue Gum grounds and was yesterday afternoon poised
to address another public rally in Senanga, about 99 kilometres away from