MMD President Nevers Mumba remains defiant and he is in high spirits after spending a night in detention at Kitwe’s Nkana East Police Station, his aide has revealed.
The opposition leader was arrested late Monday afternoon after paying a courtesy call on Chief Nkana at this palace.Dr. Mumba along with four MMD MP’s was scheduled to pay another courtesy call on Chieftainess Shimukunani when police officers intercepted them on their way back from Kalulushi and ordered that they drive back to Kitwe for questioning.
The four MP’s include Howard Kunda (Muchinga) Anne Chungu (Lufwanyama), James Kashiba (Kafulafula) and Mike Katambo (Masaiti).They were detained for allegedly committing unlawful assembly.
They are using every trick in the dictators manual to kill democracy and Zambians must stand up and say no
In an interview Tuesday morning outside Nkana East Police Station, Dr. Mumba’s aide Raphael Nakachinda said the opposition leader remains in high spirit despite the detention.
“He knows that this is the price that he has to pay on behalf of all Zambians and he has taken it well in his stride. We are here at the police station still waiting for further instructions as to whether we are proceeding to court or not.”
Nakachinda however denounced the dictatorial tendencies that President Sata’s government is using to silence the opposition.
“They are using every trick in the dictators manual to kill democracy and Zambians must stand up and say no,” Nakachinda said.