… Lamba Royal Establishment says Mulongoti lineage can’t be traced
THE Lamba Royal Establishment (LRE) has denied any links with, or knowledge of, People’s Party leader Mike Mulongoti as one of its subjects.
A member of the LRE, Mr James Chisheta, said the name Mulongoti was the only one in the Lamba chiefdom and wondered how that could be so.
In an interview with the Daily Nation, Mr Chisheta said the claims by Mr Mulongoti that he was a Lamba were false, as he was not known in the Mushishi clan.
Mr Chisheta said that Mr Mulongoti’s lineage could not be traced as he was the only Mulongoti in Lamba land.
“There is no other Mulongoti in Lamba land not even a trace of his biological sister or brother, to attest to his claims that he comes from the Lamba people,” he said.
He said that the Lamba people were all-embracing and welcomed everyone without segregation but since Mr Mulongoti claimed that he was Lamba and from the village of Chief Lupuma, maybe the chief could be asked about his claims.
Mr Chisheba, who is former Member of Parliament for Kafulafuta said that the LRE had further distanced themselves from Mr Mulongoti’s allegations that President Lungu was not Zambian but a foreigner from Congo or Malawi.
“The Lamba Royal Establishment and the 15 chiefs from the Copperbelt distance ourselves from Mr Mulongoti’s ill and unprogressive project of mudslinging President Lungu and his family,” he said.
He said the LRE wondered why Mr Mulongoti, who claimed to be from Lamba land would stoop so low and peddle such lies against President Lungu because Lambas did not have such a mentality.
“Why is Mr Mulongoti peddling such lies against the President? He should stop it.
If you cannot openly apologise to the President then just stop it you are ruining the country’s image with your baseless rantings,
“We want to urge President Lungu and his family to ignore the noise Mr Mulongoti is making and just continue with his development works across the country,” Mr Chisheta said.
Mr Mulongoti had also claimed that he was a brother of Tasila’s mother
“Mr Mulongoti is not a member of the Mushishi clan. I am a member of the Mushishi clan, but I’m not even her brother. Mr Mulongoti should stop, these lies,” Mr Chisheta said.