Nevers Mumba
Nevers Mumba

Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) president Nevers Mumba has charged that his party will not allow vote-buying and other electoral malpractices in the forthcoming Livingstone and Mpongwe by-election to go unpunished.

Dr Mumba said the MMD would keep vigil for electoral malpractices even if it meant engaging the party’s security wing to supplement efforts by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and Zambia Police Service.

“Sometimes our police don’t react but this time we won’t allow it.

MMD will protect the vote using our own security. Whoever we find dishing out money, will be brought to book,” Dr Mumba said at a campaign rally at Kabumbe Middle Basic School in Mpongwe on Sunday.

Dr Mumba vowed that the former ruling party would not sit idle and watch the MMD being robbed of victory like was the case during the Mufumbwe by-election which Patriotic Front (PF’s) Stephen Masumba won.

He said in a democratic dispensation like Zambia, voters should be allowed to make an intelligent choice without arm-twisting them into voting for a candidate against their better judgement.

The MMD president called on the Mpongwe electorate to vote for MMD candidate Miniva Mutesa to show their former MP Gabriel Namulambe that he took them for granted by causing the unnecessary by-election.

“You the people of Mpongwe showed in 2011 that despite the amount of deceitful promises the PF came with, you stood with MMD. Do the same on February 28 by electing Miniva whom you have already worked with here,” he said.

While jogging around, Dr Mumba said he was already warming up like a footballer on the substitutes’ bench ready to take over from President Michael Sata in 2016.

The MMD candidate Miniva Mutesa, who knelt before the people to ask for a vote, said it was disgraceful that the PF were busy marking campaign messages on the Luanshya Mpongwe road which was built by MMD.

MMD treasurer Mwansa Mbulakulima said having a ruling party MP was never the yardstick for development adding that when he was Copperbelt minister, he took development to the whole region even though it was a PF stronghold.

Others who attended the rally include Muchinga MP Howard Kunda,Masaiti MP Michael Katambo, his Lufwanyama counterpart Anne Chungu,and former Matero and Kawambwa MPs Faustina Sinyangwe and Elizabeth Chitika respectively.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. was the heading supposed to be like ‘MMD will not tolerate vote-buying and other electoral malpractices in the forthcoming ‘ or ‘MMD will tolerate vote-buying and other electoral malpractices in the forthcoming’
    dont mislead us LT. check your articles before you publish em.
    you guys though you got money to host such an interesting website with good articles you very much lack in journalism credibility, accuracy, spelling, grammar and above all your editor is very dull.

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    • LT has changed, but has MMD changed? When did MMD become intolerant of electoral malpractices? Oh yes… When they lost power… Mumba is on the bench warming up for plot one… So is HH… This will be an interesting alliance… More popcorn please…

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  2. They are feeling the boiler temperature. You guys must have made life easier for many a Zambian when you were given the mantle but alas, you used to buy votes yourselves, so has the record side changed?

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  3. MMD introduced vote buying and now it is biting them so hard and cannot tolerate since there is not financial power as all the moneys were squandered during the last tripartite elections which RB shamelessly lost!

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  4. Opportunist Faustina Sinyangwe and Elizabeth Chitika, you should have been ministers now had you not jumped ship. Did it look greener on the other side? I don’t think so, see where you are now, wrong party all together, very sad indeed.

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  5. Will not tolerate, will not , will not oh no will not tolerate. Do unto others as you would want them do unto you.

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  6. mumba do u realise tht ur statement is somehow inciting mmd members to carry th law in their hands? if upnd, narep and pf dd th same do u thing there shl b peace?

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    • Aba bamudala tabomfwa ati chindiks yali wamapo ukuchila ponoks. Let him use MMD’s Security wings to bring people to ‘book’ and see what happens. And do not play the human rights card!

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  7. Br Mumba the Police has to be respected they have a duty if people wants change you can’t stop them just sale your party.At the moment we are blessed to have President Sata as our President he has managed to deal with creole and there order

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  8. CB was the most neglected region in Zambia under MMD, Miniva should tell the truth instead of lying. 10 years after the coming of PF, the roads in the Copperbelt were in a bad state and they even made jokes about it.
    If Mumba had evidence that the elections in Mufumbwe were fraudulent, how come he never produced any evidence. Nevers is a loud mouth who cannot keep quiet if he had any thread of evidence in his favour. He should try to campaign for his party’s candidate instead of campaigning for himself. 2016 is very far, having too many assumptions that MMD is very popular is delusional. MMD has been weakened by the split within it’s party, the Never’s faction is the weakest because people don’t trust him!

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  9. Nevers,Nevers…Would you explain that your colleagues had bicycles in their homes and farms after the last elections?The MMD had so much many at their disposal during the last general elections that some of it had to be buried under thick concrete slabs.
    Now that your party is not in government,any loss has to be attributed to vote-buying.Well,had a sip of your own medicine sir!

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