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Police block Nevers Mumba’s meetings in Vubwi, escorts his entourage out of the district.

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Vubwi Police seeing off Dr Mumba out of Vubwi
Vubwi Police seeing off Dr Mumba out of Vubwi

Police in full riot gear on Tuesday blocked MMD leader Nevers Mumba from addressing party officials in Vubwi Eastern Province.

Vubwi police officer in Charge Superintendent Manda told Dr Mumba who was supposed to have an indoor meeting with district, constituency and ward officials that he was under instructions not to allow any meetings in the district due to the pending parliamentary by-election.

The police directed Dr. Mumba to immediately leave the Eastern Province as they are under strict orders not to allow him conduct any mobilization meetings in the province.

The police officers in three Land Cruisers later escorted Dr. Mumba to Chigwe area where Dr. Mumba had a brief chat with officials while they watched.

But Dr Mumba has insisted that no one will stop him from reorganizing the MMD.

And MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba has advised the police to stay away from the county’s politics and enforce the law without being partial.

He condemned the police for trailing him and his members as if they were criminals.

He warned that the party will not continue to stomach police intimidation and it will be forced to fight back if the police continue to work under such orders.

“I think the police should now start using their brains and intelligence instead of following orders blinding. I know that the police are protecting their jobs and the police themselves have confirmed they are protecting their jobs and that they know what they are doing is illegal and wrong so am not going to comply with anything that is unconstitutional. Just see how many police officers are here against a few of us but they can’t stop us now, it is too late,” Dr Mumba said.

Dr. Mumba added that the opposition was now getting tired of the behavior of the police and that they were running out patience.

“Us being followed and trailed by the police is regrettable. Firstly we are tired, our patience has run out and we don’t think we are going to stomach this anymore and have allowed them to do that and this government is not letting up,” he said.

He said he has to organise the party and no one will stop from doing so as Zambia is a democratic state and not a dictatorship.

Dr. Mumba has made it a policy to engage the police whenever he visits other districts for party business.

The MMD leader has since proceded to Chadiza where he has a meeting with district officials.

Police escorting Dr Mumba's entourage out of Vubwi
Police escorting Dr Mumba’s entourage out of Vubwi

40 COMMENTS

  1. Useless police, the should be by now aware what the real situation is…especially those giving out orders…they should be careful….what happened to professional work ethics. These Zambia police are part of the People´s Faults.

    • ZP are failing to fight cross-border crime in that area but have the time to surround Mumba – a fellow and innocent Zambian like a criminal, SHAME!

    • @ Ola
      you might be right,,,,, people maybe taking orders from a dead corpse,,,,, go to Muvi tv see sorry images,,,, this sound like the mwanawasa jogging story,,,, mean while kwacha has also collapsed, and no one is evacuating it

    • Some species are forever doomed! Seriously…….. how do you behave as if you are above the law by infringing on an innocent persons rights in a democratic settlement? And you wonder why the country is stagnant, do I sense some deficiency or ailment in your Medular? Oh yes I do your symptoms are showing vivdly, sick country led by sick people!

    • Soo useless indeed, no ethics, no professionalism, the country is under kaponyas’ type of government. The Zambians themselves are to blame, you wanted a king and you got one for yourselves, king Cobra! What a wasted 5years! It will take years to clean up the mess being created in this 1 term.

    • For Nevers, it is real while for HH, it was stage-managed. What do you think?

    • ZAMBIAN POLICE OFFICERS ARE DOGS, AND NOT JUST DOGS AS SOME DOGS ARE VERY GOOD BUT LUNATIC DOGS WHO CANNNOT DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN WHAT IS GOOD AND BAD, WHAT IS WRONG AND RIGHT, WHAT IS HONOURABLE AND UNDECENT. THEY FOLLOW THE TRUNK EVEN WHEN IT TAKES THEM TO DESTRUCTION.
      SIMPLY PUT; THEY ARE I.D.I.O.T.S. IMMORAL DOGS IMMIGRATING ON TRUTHLESS SERVICE.
      SOME ONE MUST CLEAN UP THE SERVICE OF SUCH WORTHLESS MEN AND WOMEN OR SIMPLY PUT CRIMINALS HIDDING AS POLICE UNIFORMS.

  2. THERE SHOULD BE A LEVELLED PLAYING FIELD. SO THAT IF MUMBA HAS TO LOSE ANY ELECTIONS IT SHOULD BE BECAUSE HE IS NOT POPULAR AND NOT BECAUSE THE POLICE DID NOT ALLOW HIM TO ADDRESS HIS SUPPORTERS OR CAMPAIGN. CAN WE GET TO THE GIST OF THIS MATTER BEFORE IT GETS OUT OF HAND? OR IS THE ONLINE MEDIA EXEGGERATING THINGS?

  3. A government of !diots. 50 years of independence and you’re still denying people their freedoms. Wasn’t it yesterday that these monkeys were celebrating the so called Africa Freedom day? !diots!

  4. Muleken nevy atake ba PF.Nevers don’t stop doing those rounds you maybe caught napping as things are not clear in state house.

  5. When a mosquito gets harassed by an elephant it makes it(mosquito)feel important and feared.Please leave Pastor Mumbwe alone.Follow Dora`s example.

    • Economical refugee Saulosi, tell us how you are enjoying fruits of democratic society outside Zambia. Please make comparison between ZP and Police force in a democracy.

    • DEMONIC MONEY MAKE PEOPLE TALK FOOLISHLY LIKE KAINGU AND SAULOSI.i DON T SEE ANY DIFFERENCE AMOUNG THE TOW…

  6. And Moses said to the people, ” Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you will see them no more forever.” Exodus 14, V 13.

  7. Just yesterday you celebrated Africa freedom day. What freedom are you celebrating if the opposition can not even hold rallies. This is abuse of authority by the PF. God help them to lose the nest election. We want true democracy where people are free.
    Dont be afraid Nervous, HH and Chipimo we need you to resucues us.

  8. ECZ has not yet announced the dates for campaigns in VUBWI so NEVERS WHY START A FIGHT YOU CANT FINISH

  9. This is ‘normal’ in a dictatorship, the opposition get silenced until there is just one party existing. But all progressive Zambians need to stand against this oppression and I think we will win.

  10. These police sure, when it come to issues of chasing opposition leaders from some place transport is easily available BUT when a person is under attack and you call for police assistance they will tell you that they is no transport or they have no fuel. Shame upon you police for you have been turned into police cadres.

  11. I don’t feel sorry for Mumba specifically and MMD in general. These guys had the opportunity to make right so many things in their 20 year reign in Zambia, such as the constitution that is today haunting them. If the constitution had been dealt with while they where in power the same police wouldn’t have been using it to harass them. So no sympathy from me, I’m afraid.

    • The3year………………..

      You have hit the nail on the head. The MMD is reaping what it sowed. Dr N Mumba was VP in the MMD party while the MMD party successfully launched democracy on the Zambian political scene in 1991 but decided to retreat when they realised that they had “accidentally” empowered the Zambian population with political power. I recall how the late LPM (MHSRIP) enthusiastically launched the constitution changes but also developed cold feet when he and his cronies realised that they were empowering people and not just people in active political power. I recall how the people of Mwandi constituency “refused” Inyambo to be MP. So, the police is just reminding us and the MMD that there was need to do more for the Police to start behaving professionally.

  12. I don’t feel sorry for Mumba specifically and MMD in general. These guys had the opportunity to make right so many things in their 20 year reign in Zambia, such as the constitution that is today haunting them. If the constitution had been dealt with while they where in power the same police wouldn’t have been using it to harass them. So no sympathy from me, sorry.

  13. Declaring Psalm 91 and the blood of Jesus over Dr Mumba, family and New MMD and Zambia. No weapon formed shall prosper.

  14. This is abundant reason why everyone should pray for the early death of President Michael Charles Katongo Chilufya Sata. He and his PF have gravely ruined the country’ s democracy. What a useless government and the Police Service. God destroyed King Saul and replaced him with young King David due to disobedience. He will do the same to this Devil who has ruined Zambia.

    • Death to Sata! Enough is enough. All those moaning about how christian you are and how unZambian it is to wish the demise of this creature have serious issues! You need complete transplant of you head. This man has taken us backwards in huge steps.

  15. Sad state of affairs indeed. Whatever happened to the police services, are we bring back the police force?

  16. I feel so sorry for Libongani for she has just destroyed her career. A young and energetic lady with no regard for her future. The writing is on the wall that there’s an imminent presidential bye election and we all know what the outcome will be. PF will out of the picture in reality for they are already out and we are just waiting for that election endorsement. Libongani, what a shame!!! How could you allow vultures to ruin your future….so sad and what a shame!!!

  17. Every single country in Africa is moving forward, but Zambia is moving backwards, what a lovely business.

  18. WHAT SURPRISES ME IS IF MMD IS DYING WHY NEVERS UKUMUCHINGA?
    WHO HAS HEARD OF MULONGOTI, MUTESA, MPOMBO BEING ARRESTED?

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