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MMD President Nevers Mumba spent 2nd night in prison

Headlines MMD President Nevers Mumba spent 2nd night in prison

Nevers Mumba and other party officials spending a night in Jail.Picture from Mwebantu

Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) President Nevers Mumba had to spend a second night in police custody after complications arose in meeting bails conditions for him and the other seven officials.Kitwe Magistrate Penjani Lamba had set the bail conditions at K 2 million bail each in their own recognizance, with one surety from a well-established institution.

Lawyer Irene Kunda, of George Kunda and Company, representing Dr. Mumba and seven other officials explained that the accused persons could not be released immediately because the processing of bail took long and that they had to be taken to Kamfinsa before lock up time.Ms Kunda said the process would be completed today.

MMD president Nevers Mumba and seven other party officials were yesterday remanded at Kamfinsa State Prison after they appeared in a Kitwe magistrate’s court on a charge of unlawful assembly.Mumba 52, of 17C Middle Way Kabulonga in Lusaka is jointly charged with four Members of Parliament (MPs), two MMD officials and a peasant farmer.They were arrested on Monday as they were arriving in Kalulushi from Lufwanyama and detained at Kitwe East police station.

The MPs are Howard Kunda 37 of Muchinga, Masaiti’s Michael Katambo 43, Lufwanyama lawmaker Annie Chungu 55, and James Chishiba 57, of Kafulafuta Constituency.

Others are MMD deputy national secretary Chembe Nyangu 57 and Copperbelt provincial women chairperson Edith Mataka 59 years old. Greenford Kalinda 53, a peasant farmer is also charged along with the MMD officials.

Mumba and his party officials are alleged to have taken part in an unlawful assembly on Monday this week.They all pleaded not guilty before Principal Resident Magistrate Penjani Lamba.The accused persons, who were all arrested on Monday, were taken to court from Kitwe East police station yesterday around 13:30 hours amid tight security.And the court has granted all of them a bail of K2 million each in their own recognisance.

The bail conditions further indicated that each accused person should raise two sureties, also in the sum of K2million each in their own recognisance. One surety should be from a well established institution.Ms Lamba granted bail after an application from lawyer representing the accused persons Irene Kunda.

In her application, Ms Kunda told the court that the offence was a bailable, misdemeanour and that all the accused persons were of fixed abode.She said the accused persons were Zambians, prominent people in society and there was no possibility of them running away.

Provincial Prosecutions officer Anderson Simbuliani did not object to the bail application while the matter would come up on December 24 for mention and January 12, next year for trial.Meanwhile it is alleged that Kamfinsa Prison authorities denied Dr Nevers Mumba and the seven other officials access to food and turned their relatives away.

 

[Times of Zambia]

63 COMMENTS

  1. Whatever you today to your friend or enemy today it will be paid two folds.Remember the late FTJ what he did to KK he suffered more in his life he left his presidency.

  2. what is going on here?????PF and your machine, dont bring shame to my beloved country. What unlawful assembly???this is pure nonsense.

    think twice before i lose the love i have for the president.

    • Our brother has broken the law .He knows  before you assemble in access of a certain number you are notify the police.Tell me did Nevers see the chief without making an appointment?.TODAY you can not see any one even him Nevers if you have not made an appointment.Let our dear Br  admit his shortcomings.

  3. Do you need police permit for 7 people to hold a meeting? Where are the other people you took part in the meeting. Iam looking aroud to see any paper reporting about that meeting. There are many ways of compagning, holding meetings is one of them and going to prison is the in polically influence cases.ill treatment is garden where one grows sympathizes

  4. Why should MPs break the laws which they make? They have the power to repeal the laws not to break them. These are trouble makers and should be treated as such.

  5. If law makers can break the law what about us ordinary citzens? Aba bafikala na bafinyo must be punished. Period

  6. In todays post SATA had a private meeting with chiefs is he exempted from getting a police permit?
    Dr Mumba will be more popular coz even those who never supported him have felt sorry for him and will now support him

  7. SATA SPENT MORE THAN TWENTY DAYS ON FALSE ALLREGATIONS OF MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT SO TWO DAYS IS NOTHING. MAYBE WHAT WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT IS WHETHER MUMBA BROKE THE LAW OR NOT. WHETHER THAT LAW IS GOOD OR BAD IT IS HERE WITH US. AND INSTEAD OF WALKING OUT OF PARLIAMENT, OUR MPS CAN DO WELL TO DEBATE THE POA. SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS HAVE USED THIS POA WITH NO CHANGE. SATA IS JUST LEARNING TO LIKE IT. SO LETS LOOK AT IT OR REFINE IT.

    • The two contexts are at variance to be compared with, Sata was accused of motor vehicle theft whilst Dr Mumba is charged for unlawful assembly.

    • In fact Sata was the architect of the theft of motor vehicle offense. He and Chiluba wanted to get Mactribouy. When mmd, without Sata, realised that the offense did not make sense they repealed it. GK was instrumental in doing that. However, have you realised that the pf mps do not make such laws. They support anything and everything; that is why is furtile to take any law becoz even the stupid mmd mps who are deputy ministers are voting against their party for fear of losing the more money in their pockets. I would support mps walking out so that the numbers are not met and if you listen to Parliament, the pf ministers are so arrogant and pompous moreso when debating illegal matters. You should have heard Guy Scott when the upnd mps raised issue with the funding of 1st lady’s budget.

  8. EVEN IN THE VERY UNLIKELY EVENT THAT HH WINS THE PRESIDENCY SAY IN 2036 HE WILL STILL FIND CAUSE TO RETAIN THE POA. SO DONT TALK TOO MUCH. POLITICS IS A DIRTY GAME.

  9. He was even lucky nama blanket ? Otherwise they could have had put him in a common cell with hardcore criminals where they could have had turned him into Mary during the course of the night.

  10. This madman in state working behind the scenes in instructing the ever reliable(ie to be useless) police to arrest innocence people one day will reap what he is sowing. It is clear he is settling scores with shadows he perceives to be his enemies. Busy preoccupied with holding on to power and forgetting what his mandate is. cursed be the day of 20 sept 2011 when zambians made the worst mistake to so costly ever haunt them thereafter in electing not only the worst candidate on the ballot paper but the worst president ever to rule.

    • Man I voted for Sata and did not make any mistake. Which mistake ba guy when our country was nose diving with RB?

    • Is there any law against a meeting whereever you want it to be within Zambia? Perhaps you need a visa? I thought you are free to meet anywhere within Zambia but Mwine Mushi you may know better.

  11. THIS ARREST HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SATA, MUZAZONDA MPAKA MUKALEME. MUMBA BROKE THE LAW WHICH HE RESPECTED DURRING MMD. I DON`T SEE ANY PROBLEM WITH HIM GETTING PERMIT OR JUST IMFOMING THE POLICE THAT HE IS ON TOUR OF DUTY, WHAT YOU PEOPLE MUST KNOW IS THAT IF ANY PUBLIC FIGURE GOES OUT IN PUBLIC ALWAYS ATTRACTS PUBLIC ATTENTION, THEREFORE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, HENCE THE NEED TO IMFORM THE POLICE. MIND YOU THAT CB HAS THE JERABOS, IF MUMBA RECIEVED A BULLET BETWEEN HIS EYES BY SOME SNIPERS, THE BLAME CAN STILL FALL ON THE POLICE, SO IT IS JUST LOGIC THAT HE SHOULD IMFORM THE POLICE FOR THE SAKE OF SECURITY FOR HIM AND THE PEOPLE ARROUND HIM PERIOD.
    HE SHOULD NOT BUY PUBLIC SYMPATHY TO BECOME PRESIDENT BY BREAKING THE LAW. WHAT KIND OF A MAN OF GOD WHO DOESN`T FOLLAW THE LAW OF THE LAND?

  12. I feel sorry for Mumba and friends. Indeed this is bad and embarrassing. However, Mumba should also learn to follow the law period. What is difficult about notifying the police?  The MPs should also stop playing in parliaments every day. These are some of the bad LAWS they should be discussing so they are appealed. But what we see in parliament is always dullness and stupi.dity from MPs…shaaaa.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

  13. Members of Parliament during previous administrations have had a chance to change this LAW but did not. In this Parliament they have a chance through the constitutional making process to change but instead they choose to demonstrate and walk out. Do we ever learn?

  14. Well, if the truth has to be spelt out, Nevers and company should have simply gone to the police station and got the silly permit. I mean, his dull MP friends should have known that such a meeting should be permitted by law before anything. IT IS THE LAW. You all should not complain about this being a PF thing. I’ve said it before. These same archaic laws are both a blessing and a curse depending on which side you find yourself.
    Again, who is in charge of ensuring that these old/unnecessary laws are changed? The same dull MPs that YOU people elected. Instead, they waste time and tax payers’ money by arguing mediocre issues in parly…like Dora’s dress code, and MPs allowances. You keyboard happy knuckleheads seem to forget easily.
    In any event, this matter is now a court issue!

  15. Im not a supporter of mumba but this is rubbish, this is totally unacceptable behaviour by the current govt. Reminds us of the first republic . Unlawfull assebly? Is there a state of emergency in zambia, so if i invite 10 of my friends to my house its unlawfull assebly? Where on earth! Glad i left zambia, fseke!

  16. And then this silly LT administrator decides to hold my posting hostage  when he/she can’t even fact and spell check your sh!t?
    Raasclaat puceeman!

  17. #35, if you and your 10 friends are prominent politicians, then the answer is yes. You are assemblying without a permit and thus ” breaking” the law. Therefore…

  18. THIS IS JUST POLITICAL PERSECUTION TEACHING HIM ON ONE OR TWO THINGS . HE IS GAINING MATURITY. KAUNDA WAS THERE, CHILUBA WAS ALSO IMPRISONED, SATA WAS LOCKED UP, WHY NOT HIM?. THATS THE NAME OF THE GAME.

  19. Fellow Zambians our Br Knows what he is doing he wants to attract attention remember he went to State House without an official appointment.Its not by power nor by mighty the word of God says.What is wrong for him to notify the Police? if he could make an official appointment yo see the Chiefs why not doing the same hypocrisy repent man of God.You are to respect the leaders as required 

  20. this issue people are supporting blindly will catch with them one day. This is how dictatorship start. Just be careful what you say and who in a bar because most people will be arrested in bars on this charge. All you need to do is being talking politics in a bar especially with opposition and the shu shu will pick you up. we are slowly creating an animal that will come back to bite us. This is a friendly warning

  21. This is nonsense. Release Mumba and others arrested with him immediately. It is a fallacy to even for a moment that State House is not involved. It is in the power of HE MCS to direct/advise the DPP to squash or relax the bail requirement in their own recognisant. What nonsense that the surety must be from Kitwe, which is only 4 hours drive from Lusaka – are they saying they would abscond from court and never face prosecution just because they are in another city? I would understand for another country but not different towns, which face the same laws under the same jurisdiction no matter where you are within Zambia. As A PF supporter am extremely disappointed with the turn of events on this arrest of Mumba, that makes a hero of someone that was on the way to political oblivion

  22. How many dark corner meetings did Michael and his cronies hold when he was in opposition.? Come 2016 this party of promises will be out in the cold if they don’t rig the elections.

  23. My biggest concern is now, who among the opposition leaders is credible enough to be elected president in 2016?

    I certainly is not Mumba, HH and definitely not Nawakwi.

    Any takers?

  24. Mr. Fake Pastor if you improved the prison conditions when you were vice president you would at least be sleeping on a bed and mattress; you and your vile MMD chaps were only interested in one thing; stealing – this is the end result. 

  25. Dr Mumba! you can never revive MMD.Please give your life back to God and make good use of the offering by helping the need.

  26. He should have spent 27 yeas like Madiba. Only two days and he is busy ranting that Sata is sharpening him. Shamw ba pastor..!!!

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