Let’s address MMD corruption tag – Kavindele
FORMER republican vice president Enoch Kavindele has joined other MMD presidential aspirants in denouncing corruption allegations involving some of the former ruling party’s top leaders.
And MMD Chisamba member of Parliament Moses Muteteka has vowed to eliminate all individuals perceived to be corrupt from the opposition party if voted as party president.
In an interview yesterday, Mr Kavindele agreed with party presidential candidates Felix Mutati and Nevers Mumba that there is need for the corruption tag to be removed from the MMD.
“That (corruption in MMD) is a very serious issue that we need to address,” Mr Kavindele said.
He, however, said he is ready to share his vision on the anti-graft drive in the MMD with the public this week.
On Thursday Dr Mumba feared that the MMD may die if delegates to the party’s May 25 controversial provincial polls are influenced by money as they vote for the its new leader.
He accused MMD members of money mongering, which he said has not helped the party, adding that money has destroyed the former ruling party and brought about hatred, lies, and forced members out of the party.
And Mr Muteteka said once voted as a party president, he will embark on a cleansing exercise to remove all corrupt people.
“I want to work with party members who are upright, God fearing and ready to sacrifice in being a better opposition party that will provide checks and balance to the government,” he said.
Mr Muteteka who is also Chisamba MP said whoever is corrupt will not have a room in the MMD once he is at the helm of the party.
He said MMD aspiring presidential candidates who are facing any corrupt charges or going to court for alledged corrupt charges to withdraw from the race .
Mr Muteteka said he had served in government for a long time and never has he been followed for any corrupt activity.
He said he does not want to be grouped or be associated with corrupt people.
Mr Muteteka said all individuals perceived to be corrupt should prepare themselves for exist if he wins because a new free corrupt MMD will be born.
He said the party will start on a new page with no grey spots and corrupt individuals will have no room.
[Zambia Daily Mail]