Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) President Nevers Mumba this morning failed to appear for questioning before the Government joint investigative team.
Dr. Mumba was on Friday summoned for questioning in connection with offences allegedly committed during his stay in Canada as Zambia’s High Commissioner.
Dr. Mumba was expected to unveil himself before the team of investigators at Woodlands Police station at 10 hours.
But Dr. Mumba’s lawyer, Makebi Zulu of Fred Jere and company, who was in the company of MMD die hard youth wing coordinator Bowman Lusambo and Scorpion Kadobi at Woodlands Police station this morning said his client could not avail himself before the investigative team because the summon was on short notice.
Mr. Zulu said it was already indicated on Friday last week when his client was being issued with the summons that he would only appear for questioning on Wednesday.
He told journalists that Dr. Mumba can only be available tomorrow Wednesday.
MMD vice president for administration, Brian Chituwo, was also spotted at Woodlands Police station.
The combined team of investigators was by press time at the police station waiting for Dr. Mumba to present himself.
And when reached for a comment, Government joint investigations team Spokesperson Namukolo Kasumpa maintained that the summons issued to Dr Mumba to appear today still stand.
Ms. Kasumpa later told QFM News in a telephone interview that Dr. Mumba’s lawyer has indicated that his client will appear before the investigations team this afternoon at 14 hours.