Monday, May 20, 2024

The Suspension of Nevers Mumba is illegal and Madness-Nakacinda

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MMD president Nevers Mumba
MMD president Nevers Mumba

MMD President Nevers Mumba’s Special Assistant Raphael Nakacinda has dismissed the suspension of Dr Mumba and subsequent adoption of Former President Rupiah Banda the party’s candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections.

Mr. Nakacinda described the announcement as “illegal and madness” being perpetrated by a clique within the party whose agenda is to satisfy the ego and personal ambitions of an individual.

Mr. Nakacinda said it was saddening that individuals who are expected to be the moral voice of the country would sink to such levels and go on to preside over an illegal process and came up with an equally illegal decision for political expediency.

Mr. Nakacinda who is also the party’s director of communication said the development in the party is making it lose its moral voice on the issue of constitutionalism wondering how people would believe that the party will abide by the country’s supreme law when it cannot follow its own constitution.

“That suspension is nil and void, its madness that people would abrogate the constitution, use unconventional means to try and satisfy an individuals ego and ambition.

“What is more saddening is that individuals whom you would expect that they would be the moral voice of this country would preside over a decision that is illegal and come up with a decision that is illegal just for political expediency.

“We are losing as MMD with this development the moral voice that we are suppose to be or have to speak even on the subject of constitutionalism in this country if we are going to be the first ones to abrogate our own constitution.”

He said it is for the same reason that Dr. Mumba is determined to fight and preserve the rule of law in the party because that will give it the justification to govern the country on basis of rule of law.

Mr. Nakacinda added that the party will not be hijacked by individuals whose agenda is to usurp power using back door methods so as to archive something that is not in national interest.

Meanwhile Mr. Nakacinda accused the people who convened the meeting of using under hand methods to coax people to the meeting.

“We are not even sure that they formed a column but we do know that some of the individuals who attended the meeting were hoodwinked especially that the invitation was coming from the secretariate to think that the meeting was just an intra- party meeting.

After they appended their signature on the roll call” he continued, they were surprised to find that the agenda was alien to them and some of them were in that meeting as they made recommendations under duress which is very unfortunate.”

And on the continued operations of the secretariate after Dr. Mumba had earlier announced that he had suspended operations at the party’s national secretariate, Mr. Nakacinda said the actions of office bearers at the secretariate vindicates the president.

“We are yet to understand what the interest of those office bearers at the national secretariate is; whether its to destroy the party or it is a regional agenda or those things we are yet to digest and understand.”

When asked as to why the President is avoiding the secretariate Mr. Nakacinda replied that Dr. Mumba has been restraining his people not only from within Lusaka but even other provinces so as to avoid any physical conflicts between the two camps.

Mr. Nakacinda however, warned that it will be difficult to control the emotions of people because the move by the pro- RB camp who have gone ahead to suspend the incumbent president of the party and adopt Mr. Banda who is just an ordinary member for the elections in two months time.

And on the issue of dialogue Mr. Nakacinda said you can only dialogue with someone who brings something on the table and that there are two possible answers to a dialogue which is yes or no.

He noted that the refusal by Dr. Mumba who is the rightful person to stand on the MMD ticket to pave way for Mr. Banda in the forthcoming elections does not amount to gross indiscipline as the party constitution gives him mandate to be the flag bearer for the party in the coming elections and not Mr. Banda.

The MMD National Executive Committee (NEC) has suspended party president Nevers Mumba.

MMD national Secretary Muhabi Lungu who flanked by National Chairman Kabinga Mpanda and Ronny Shikapwasha among other NEC members announced Tuesday evening that Dr Mumba has been suspended for ‘gross indiscipline’.

The MMD NEC has also decided to adopt former republican president Rupiah Banda as the party candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections.

129 COMMENTS

  1. RB…nafuti nafuti………ki ki ki ki ki!!! Man of the cloth, Sekwila, dribbled……..ki ki ki ki ki!!!

    Wonders shall never cease…….!!!

    • Killing MMD UNIP Style from KK’s Vs Kebby Musokotwane playbook and the rest is history. People thought KK would take UNIP back to the promised land. And MMD think RB will take them take the to promised land ..with this division I doubt it. And RB’s court case will go into overdrive and a see a disqualification on the last day

      Only One party has been left standing and that part is UPND UPND UPND

    • RBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!!

    • It’s fights everywhere; in PF it’s Edgar and Guy, in MMD RB and Nevers and now we hear that in UPND HH wants Felix Mutai for vice president and this has angered Canisus Banda. Zambia needs to pray.

    • After all that Nevers has done to keep the party afloat, was insulted and called names yet he persevered, RB who was at home chilling and attending court cases can today come and grab the opportunity to be come president from Nevers is very evil and un human. This should tell Zambians the kind of person RB was as president and is as a person. I pray that God punishes MMD, this isn’t right, it is immoral.

    • If MMD can not follow its own constitution they should not be trusted to follow the countries constitution.Its time for freedom fighters to retire,let the younger generation rule! This is very disapointing behaviour from a statesman like Rupiah Banda.We do not need another old man in office. UPND is looking pretty good now.

    • @1.4 I agree with you! If they felt Nevers isn’t able to pull votes, they should have just let him stand and if he failed, replaced him after that. After all, there’s gonna be two presidential elections in the next two years. So it was not like they were going to have to wait another 5 years. I may not like Nevers very much but I feel what they have done to him is unacceptable. RB you can’t reap where you did not sow! Karma will come back for you!

    • Dear Dr. Mumba,

      Like a corporation, shareholders vest their trust in the Board of Directors are given the power to discipline an executive found inimical to the party interest. The BoD convened and have passed a binding resolution. NEC is the BoD of MMD. Is there another BoD of MMD?

      The Chairman, Secretary General and quorum of the BoD have passed a resolution baba against crookedness and dangerous incompetence. o appear and defend yourself. otherwise, after 10 days you are expelled back to NCC.

      I warned you against the danger of hiring rascals to start insulting senior current and past leaders of the party. You can only do so and take that behavior in your NCC. Do you have a Doctrine certificate from the party SG? Show it here.

    • It pains to learn about all these developments in our political parties that brings exchange of words, but I have a brilliant Idea of what can bring progress and peace in Zambian Politics. I know it will be a 50 50 decision from most of you.

      1 Edgar Lungu Should form his own party or PF will be disorganized.
      2 RB Should as well form his own Political Party or MMD will collapse

      The above will show who is a political giant of the moment.
      Enjoy Wisely
      Just a Blog

    • Politics are really dirty cacine. How do you suspend an elected President to pave way for an old retired President, i feel for the Pastor he’s been hit unfairly in the nuts from behind. I hope he’ll pose for a moment, think through all this crap thoroughly and decide whether or not politics are his thing, otherwise he just needs to count his cost and dash back to the pulpit

    • Why can’t PF Central Committee learn from the illustrious execution of board authority by the MMD NEC and use the same authority vested in them by the PF constitution to once and for all sort out the succession wrangles.

      PF CC has the more draconian authority than the MMD NEC. Use those teeth and bring the succession hallo ballo to a screeching stop.

      And iwe Edgar, which Republican President has resigned upon filing nomination to contest presidency? He stays in that seat and enjoys incumbency. If you resign, then i will conclude you are a chikopo!! Why resign a powerful kapoto for the unknown? DO NOT RESIGN AS SECRETARY GENERAL.

    • How does any sane Zambian expect these two parties(PF and MMD) to rule Zambia in good faith if they cant follow the rules they drew up in their little constitutions themselves?

      PF and MMD are the same. They are all off shoots of UNIP without any credible plan to take Zambia forward.

      If they can’t put their small houses in order, what hope does Zambia have that once one of them is allowed to rule, Zambia ‘s CERTAINTY will be guaranteed?

      MMD and PF have shown us all that they can NOT be trusted with instruments of power because they are involved in a power struggle all the sake of serving their own selfish interests which all of us seen before.

      Zambians ,this time go for HH and UPND the only leader and party serious to restore CERTAINTY and order in Zambia.

    • Only HH can sort out this mess created by both MMD and PF because he can not be bribed by any one in Zambia.

      HH is the only leader going into politics NOT to make money because he has the acumen to make even more money outside politics.

      Most MMD and PF members see this opportunity as a gate way to enrich themselves to HH ‘s level. This is one of the main reasons why they should NOT be trusted with instruments of power in Zambia again.

      Zambians like to try new ideas , that I know very well. I am pretty sure, this time around their focus is on HH whether votes are rigged or not.

      HH is a symbol of something new, new ideas and new ways of doing things.

      Now is the time to completely bury UNIP remnants once and for all.

      Viva HH.

    • That’s it we are messed up. We the young Zambians are the ones to pay for these nonsense selfish moves.

      If RB comes back let us make sure he gets zero votes. what will he offer us?? His boys to be back and sell the country. NO NO NO.

      MMD youth if you accept this then you are all stu.pid. Just know that will be the end of your MMD.

    • Now Nevers and all those who have been telling us that God is fighting Mumba’s battles, can we see this God do something about this situation?
      It really does piece me off when you all talk God – God this, God that, God the other! This God never gets to show up . You appear to have concluded that you can brag your way through life – well can we see this God of yours in action. You are and Mumba are just a bunch of optunistics who have no real practical skill to contribute to society except to talk God and God. I am waiting to see God do something about this – he has to doesn’t he? His man of God is under attack, God’s very own plan is now under threat – this really is when we get to see God in action. LETS SEE SHALL WE?

    • 78 yr old RB just wants to have a state funeral , unfortunately for him he may die during the campaigns. Those who love him should advise him to rest.
      He is not ashamed of loosing once as an incumbent , he wants to come and loose again .

    • mdala pa zed pabe imbwa!!! this is what we mean when we say that. RB chakuti chako fill in the blanks!!! why, why, why sure? I dont understand what madness this is?

  2. It was sad how MMD wad dying. Dr. Mumba was being seen as party of the problem. He must thank God, he is now off the hook. Let him refocus and move on.

  3. I told you all that this Lungu chap is a lunatic, always following the stink of poo. Honestly MMD, how on earth can you sink so low as to think of bringing a thief to stand as your president. Shame, typical of ronnie, old but no brains.

    • @PF leader…..shiiii just watch the game of chess unfold.

      It move by move, pawn for pawn, and knight for rook.

      I have analysed as follows:

      MMD – Eastern block vote
      UNPD – Southern/Central-Lusaka (Lenje, Soli, Sala rural) block
      PF – Northern/Luapula/Muchinga (Bemba allied) block – Miles Sampa, GB Mwamba, Mulenga Sata + sponsor Mumembe/Kaseba/Chikwanda. Northern doubtful is GBM not adopted; remember the Chitimukulu?

      The battle grounds are line of rail – Lusaka to Chililabombwe.

      The playing field is now level!! Now pyeeeeeee …… kick off!!

    • innocent until proven guilty.From the the case is unfolding RB has no case.I would have thought MMD would have have chosen someone with less cobwebs in the wardrobe, they have a big task of changing peoples perceptions that were created by the post newspaper.Anyway if he did win he can only rule for a maximum of one year,maybe the MMD can find a more sellable candidate

  4. Much as I think Mumba has been a liability to the MMD, this action is even worse. RB should realize that MMD is not UNIP and the UNIP way of doing things should not be tolerated.
    The last shred of respect I had for RB is now gone out the window. I hope he loses and loses beeg.

    • RB has no contest in this by-election. Sata and his PF actually made him look like an Angel! And upnd has not properly sold itself to the people. HH needs. to look into this hastly to absorb this RB impact if upnd is to carry the day.

      This no time to appear to be civilised, but is time to talk about:
      – the health situation in Zambia, and how and to what extent upnd will go to correct and improve the situation;
      – our education system. The current system is stagnant and unproductive. The infrastructure is frustratingly backward and offers very little especially to the most vulnerable. how skill, and not education, will take zambia. to the next level. the reform of the education system
      – agriculture, how uncompromising Zambia will never know hunger again, and how agriculture will be…

  5. I really respected RB but now I no longer look at him as a humble old man, instead I see him as a greedy old man. Looking at what is going on in the PF also, I think HH is the most mature and credible leader. Moreover, most of these so called development started by Mwanawasa are HH’s manifesto.

  6. When RB wins, which I pray he should not, the conviction of Andrew Banda by the courts will be dropped. Henry Banda will return to Zambia. He will also initiate another big project of a Housing Complex for his twins. Lunatics like Dora Siliya will be back in Government. This time, he is very experienced he will even steal big.

  7. One would think Ronnie Shikapwasha and Kabinga Pande had trousers and guts enough to stand as young candidates. How do you resort to an 80 year old imbecile oil thief to represent you. Shame MMD.

  8. Direct question to RB and his minions! Should you lose the election which is an obvious case – are you as RB going to go back into retirement?

  9. Mr Rupia Banda is old for nothing. Remember, a greedy man will always be greedy. The corupt leading the corrupt, this elections will very interesting l supose. Mr. Banda, do you really think you can win when its just three years ago you lost power because of coruption and selling gvmnt’s property for nuts? Do you think Zambian people are stupid because they forget too quick? Mr. Former president, even in villages people are reasoning very well. Don’t take advantage of PF weakness tthinking you ‘ll win, you’re just killing your party. Pls be advised and remain your parties counselor. This way people will forget what you did as president and remember you as a good counselor. PF MMD, you’re destroying your parties because of power hunger. What we want now is the power of the president…

  10. This is how people completely lose respect. How can RB go back to politics surely??Who has been advising him??Does he think he can get back to state house?? Awee Kwena bwafya!!!

  11. Yaba RB please you had your time and you were useless sorry to say this because you are like my gran father but you are not behaving like one,it is times like these i hate to be Zambian some of us we have even left that country because of people like you and i promise you it is not easy to stay in a foreign Country but what can we do if we have people like you who are so selfish, please RB stop this nonsense and behave like a statesman where new generation of leaders can run to for advice.

  12. We told you before and we repeat here, that
    1. Nevers Mumba was just a joker of a politician. He could not bring a single vote to the party not even from his native Chinsali.
    2. The field of candidates in PF is useless, they failed to fulfil their campaign promises and instead hijacked the projects that they found and claimed them as someone’s vision, and they came to power by fraud anyway.
    3. HH is not ready on a national scale, the same applies to all other opposition leaders. Young and desirable as they maybe, this emergency situation caught them them when they are not yet ripe and ready.
    4. RB brings some stability and will be there for only TWO years…

  13. The death of MMD is just around the corner personally i cant vote for RB for now what a greedy old man. Muhabi also worries me small wonder he always associates with losers because he is a loser in politics.

  14. The divide and rule evil still exists long after the culprit who started all this has long gone. You say RB,I say another presidential by election in 3 years which I wouldn’t want to see. The office of the president was too big for this man. I wouldn’t wast my vote on him. Next candidate please…Why is power so sweet mwebantu sure? Even a credible man couldn’t just step away and put his health first but held on.

  15. Let Lupiya come and sing my favourite song “Katumbuwa” and Kanitundila.
    This chap (RB) is a lunatic. I think their interest is to come and protect themselves and their families against court cases going on. Zambians watch out and please make sure that your voters cards are ready so that we teach this chap Lupiya again for ever and ever. We should not allow chaps like this one again. It is madness of him going by what he did in the last three years with his children to think that we will vote for him again. Not my vote.
    Nevers you have now seen how dangerous Muhabi Lungu can be. You spent all your time at courts supporting Lupiya and those who warned against him have now been vindicated.

    Even if we have not people to stand can we have ba lupiya sure?

  16. 1.RB’s first order of business would be Thandiwe’s state funeral, sorry but the truth has to be told !

    2. Oh Nevers, Muhabi can not be trusted and you were told beforehand.

    3. RB shame on you !!! Why don’t you simply support & rally your troops (or is it stooges) behind young Nevers with your purported sellable appeal ? That would earn you some respect.

    4. MMD, please don’t let this party die simply bcoz of one man’s selfishnesss. You have a constitution, for crying out loud !!

  17. 5. Let all support an opposition alliance under RB in order to remove the obnoxious PF. They can go it alone 2016 under a new constitution, 2016 is like tomorrow so let the HHs of this world and their supporters be patient. They will not have it with PF at the helm against a fragmented opposition.
    6. If you don’t want to listen and you prefer the ostrich style, well keep dreaming and wait for your turn in 2050.
    7. RB is the best gift we have against the CARTEL, everything must be happening in their pants today, just watch the Past!

    RB COALITION BEST FOR ZAMBIA, BAD FOR CARTEL!

  18. What RB needs is to be handed a powerful knock-out punch in 2015. Then and only then, will it dawn on him that it is high time he left the game to more youthful players.

    Understandably, his departure had come rather too abruptly. The party had ended rather too quickly. Now that the spoiler is gone, RB hopes to recover lost glory. What can we say? It is the human thing to do. Put in his shoes, many would do the same.

    But people know who RB is and how greed he was. His children, like a park of wild dogs, must be holding their breaths, hoping for another catch. Too bad, the fortune was lost. The old man, now so feeble, is hardly a factor any longer. The baggage he carries is weighing too heavy on him. Many his age would have opted for retirement. I admire his courage.

  19. Colonial mastermind this is nonsense to expect me to vote for RB because you don’t like the Post newspaper. In fact RB and his children are the worst cartel. If you are supporting him because he is your tribes man please keep this to yourself.

    No norm thinking Zambian would wish to bring the Lupiya and sons Lap green Cartel into power. This will amount to supporting their wrongs unless one supports him on tribe lines.

  20. What has gone wrong with the mind of people? Really fully grown up persons can with impunity unceremoniously remove the incumbent person without remorse and you go to Church without feeling condemnation? Politics aside, all are required to give credence to humanity as God watches the acts of man. What is the driving force influencing this act so blatant that it leaves the other really grieving? If these are politics we Zambians will condone then we will be like a people not knowing what we really want good for ourselves. Even if today RB , my grand papa won this election, still his conscience as human being will still haunt him as the ascendance to position is that not formally attained. Kuchito pitikisha nga ni nkhuku or galu munthu sure. Politics, where to please. Can all rethink.

  21. I mean normal thinking Zambian. We should expect another state funeral soon. Im also disturbed by brother Kabinga Pande. He is such a dull chap and I wonder how people in Kasempa have been voting for this chap.

  22. Miscalculation on the part of MMD. We have just attained the jubilee therefore we don’t want any presidential candidate above 60years. These people they would have just talked to each other and endorse Felix Mutati. The problem with most of NEC members were looking at the money that will come from RB. This miscalculation is likely to to take place in PF. instead of going for the candidate who has more chances of sympathy vote( Lungu or Sata Jr) they will end up with a candidate who will be difficult to sell. This will give a clear win to HH who is already in the customers mind.

    • Their goal was simply to take the party out of Mumba’s hands. They just achieved that. MMD have a vision for their future. RB too knows what he is doing. He knows he is old.

  23. There is no democracy in MMD given the way Nevers has been hounded out by the man RB and group at the very last moment. Muhabi Lungu you always claim to be a man full of principles, where are your principles today? Now what product is MMD and RB going to sell to the Zambian people? If only AKASHAMBATWA LEWANIKA imagined that MMD may one day be governed by such imaginables, he would not have toiled so much day and night in 1990 to found the party. I am so surprised that even the man of God General Shikapwasha and Dr Musokotwane an intellectual were in attendance. Really?

  24. @26, you are very right sir, count on my vote and that of my wife.
    Let us all swallow our pride and freeze our ambitions for now rally behind RB and make a force to break the PF and the cartel. If we do not do this simple task all of us including our very own young, intelligent and energetic HH will cry all the way to 2021. We will watch the PF become more vicious and dictatorial as they will misinterpret a win as endorsement of their donchi kubeba policies. They will make HH spend more time than in the last three years in cells than building UPND.

  25. richard kachingwe is now happy. do you remember how he was show the door by Mumba’s camp. he went to court but the court ruled in favor of Mumba…it is now mumba’s turn….eshi!! life and LEAVING..

    • Mumba created the political jungle in which he is now lost. And no one is willing to go and look for him. He must find his way home, all by himself.

  26. Freindly advise to RB we dont want a state funeral you are too old to be president just go back to the farm and grow vegitables

  27. I think, no matter what party or tribal one belongs to, this must be a sad development; to bring what happens in Israel, Russia, etc, that bafwa balabwela!

  28. confusion its all confusion. who shall save mother Zambia from this disturbance are we short of leaders that we should keep on going back to old
    men that have out lived their usefulness? Guys let
    us wake up this is our country and we have the
    power to hire and fire in our hands. why should
    we be suffering like this.

  29. This is day robbery by the Lupiya. Where are we going to get guidance if we can have old people like RB usurping power like? This old man is crazy.
    I now expect to see court injunctions etc. When will you start campaigns? Lupiya please can you rescind this decision twapapata shikulu.

  30. NOMINATION OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN ZAMBIA
    The world must be laughing at the craze surrounding the battle of words in PF over nomination of a Presidential Candidate by the Central Committee. It is now abundantly clear that Guy Scott and the “Cartel” are formed into a blockade that seeks to stop Hon Edgar Lungu from being nominated by the majority members of PF Central Committee without reasonable or plausible cause. Selection of presidential candidates in Zambia has been for donkey years through nomination by central committees of respective parties. Where is justice in pressurizing Lungu to be subjected to a cartel-driven conference, where a scheme is alleged to have been hatched to plot his downfall. MMD, FDD, UPND etc are using central committee route! Where is justice?

    • Why should the world laugh at Zambia? That is what democracy really is. Edgar Lungu is a ruffian who always wants to use the back door. They have denied him that. He better get used to clean politics. PF are on the right track, democratically.

  31. why is RB standing for president, his parents are from Zimbabwe , lunga from Malawi what’s the difference with guy Scott?

  32. Democracy is a game of numbers. clearly Nevers Mumba failed to obtain the trust a nd confidence of the MMD multitudes. So, why I do not support nor like RB, the Nevers is paying the price of democracy. This is exactly the reason Zambia ended up having an un presidential person in State house previously. we paid the price of democracy!

  33. The youthful politicians should gear themselves up for 2016. This time round we just need a caretaker who will bring back order and dignity to our country. RB is perfect because time is not on his side to do long term damage. We hope he has learnt a lesson when he lost the last elections. We want someone who will fix the following:

    1. The constitution
    2. The Judiciary
    3. Anarchy and theft of public resources
    4. The Cartels
    5. Reverse the economic slump

    This should keep whoever wins busy for a year before the 2016 general elections. Nevers should tactfully work with RB to save our country from more embarrassments. In truth Nevers does not energise or connect with the electorate. Let Mr bubbly do the donkey work and you may land yourself a nice government position at the end of…

  34. I saw it coming. Mumba was misled by the political puppet Bowman. To me MMD was like too big for him to bulldoze. U can just resurrect NCC with yo Bowman and Nakachinda who know little about politics.The expulsion will follow u very soon.This contest is not about age or personality but popularity within MMD.

  35. NYWEBO….. BA RUPIAH BANDA

    …..This is Dorika of the year. You will be going to your state house office from Chimbokaila Prison or what?

    Will you be able to eat nshima during visiting hour, and ask to be released to inspect national projects and travel overseas as per hobby, from prison There is a limit to how far a suspect can go, even before conviction.

    ULA BEJA MUDALA!

  36. Nevers Mumba of National Citizens Coalition and Rupiah Banda of UNIP are fighting for the MMD Presidency. Where are the owners of the party? I still feel sorry for Nevers Mumba because you keep the party afloat and you raise 400 million kwacha so that the party is not deregistered. Election time comes, Rupiah Banda just springs up and yet he has had no involvement to assist the party in any way all along during the difficult times it went through after he abandoned it

  37. RB’S COME BACK IS TIMELY,WE NEED SANITY IN THIS COUTRY AND HES THE ONLY ONE TO TAKE US THROUGH TO 2016 WITH A NEW CONSTITUTION,REDUCED MEALIE MEAL PRICES,REDUCED FUEL PRICES,AND CLEAR THE $8 BILLION DEBT INCURRED IN 3 YEARS.HE IS WELL KNOWN COUNTRY WIDE AND WILL BE EASY TO SELL AS A CANDIDATE,PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THEY WAY HE MANAGED THE ECONMY SO WELL AND THE WAY THE PF DESTROYED THE ECONOMY TO ZERO.SO MMD NEC THEY CONSIDERED WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE.NEVERS HAS MADE THE PARTY WEAK,AND THE PEOPLE HAVE CRIED FOR RB TO COME BACK,HENCE THEY VOTED FOR HIM TO BE BACK.MMD IS A DEMOCRATIC PARTY.FOR INDISCPLINE ON NEVERS MUMBA IT’S THE HUGE MONIES HE RECEIVED FROM THE ‘CARTEL’ WHICH IS VERY SCARED 4 RB TO COME BACK BECAUSE IT KNOWS THAT RB WILL SORT THEM OUT,JUST LIKE THE WAY SATA STARTED SORTING…

  38. THE TURN OF EVENTS SHOULD SERVE AS A WARNING TO NM THAT HE NEEDS TO COME BACK TO THE PULPIT. INSTEAD OF FIGHTING WITH POLITICIANS WHO HAVE NO PRINCIPLES

  39. At times like this….I MISS THE LATE CHAKAMBOKA. The president who never was!
    It is only he who could have saved Zambia from this debacle

  40. RB nafuti nafuti losing again again. Any way he has the constitutional right to stand. I just look forward to seeing him crying like a babe again. He is well come .

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

  41. @fr33dom

    You missed it on 1. Anarchy and theft of public resources plus
    2.Reverse the economic slump
    RB will never address these. A thief?

    • I’m not saying he will do it…we should make him do it. To be fair to him, he left a vibrant economy which has now been squandered by fake and expensive projects. If he is a thief why is he allowed to contest and not in prison?

  42. People who vote in masses are in the rural areas. RB is well known in those places so the possibility of him taking the day is very high. Ndipo tizaonako wina azalila. Viva!

    1KG of sugar, 1 litre of milk, 4 eggs and 2 loaves of bread every day to be given for free and K 1000 citizen salary every day is the man. Viva Cosmo Mumba.

  43. Very soon we will hear a donkey also wants to stand as President, this is how cheap and mediocre the office has become. There is urgent need to conclude the constitution making process so that sanity and legality returns. I had stopped voting but now I have to do so to ensure such foolishness does not happen in my beloved country.

  44. Those of you who read Asterix cartoons – this is so reminiscent! Remember that sketch of fist-fights, black eyes and limps during leadership successions? This is it!! I only hope Vitalstatistix will still stand his ground!

  45. Dr mumba come back home we need you. that’s not your calling, you don’t belong to the of cruel political world. you a pastor anointed to preach the
    gospel. my heart bleeds every time I think about the
    Zambia shall be saved. I use to love it, miss it
    I know its not in my place to say this but I feel the
    anointing you have is just been wasted in politics.

  46. Let his Family vote for ichi chi puba. Twakwata nensone apo pelele let the Young generaion lead themselves. 80 years wil mean another state funeral. Edgar Lungu or HH for President. Lungu remindes me of Obama

  47. Okay just when I was beginning to think MMD may make more sense after being kicked out by the PF in 2011, now I’m hearing this craziness! If adults in society have no morals, where will the younger generation end up really. We cannot have this kinda of insanity going on forever in this country. Unfortunately the role models we are supposed to look up to are messed up completely. People cannot even respect anything anymore. Why do they even have constitutions if they cannot abide by them anyways? I hope Zambians who are eligible to vote will not take these men of gold seriously. Shame of these old men!

  48. RB is mad to think he can win an election after losing or maybe MMD is that desperate to return? The truth is MMD and its party cadres are dead and buried in Zambian politics. PF will soon join MMD after January elections and hopefully we can safely shut the chapter of the old guard cancer and other dodgy politicians still popping up from UNIP era. Zambians you now have the chance to redeem yourselves by officially retiring pensioners like RB from government come january. All pensioners contesting for seats whether for Presidency or MP must not be voted in office. This is the only way they know being kicked out not walking away. Its time to move forward with young new blood regardless of tribe inclination. During times of a common problem, people in Zambia have learnt to unite. So be it

    • @ Dr doom

      You lack political acumen. In politics as in anything else, you never write-off an enemy like that. Such kind of arrogance will, one day, cost you dearly.

  49. Nervers was basically a marketing manager running a marketing campaign for three good years whilst the CEO was on holiday. Nervers, widen your vision, like Sata did and start your own party again. There are no short cuts to destiny. You are a pastor, follow the story of Abraham.

  50. For those who are quick to write off RB and the MMD’s decision even though it might not be the best way forward. Understand the the sole essseence of a political party is to form government. RB was not denied by the zambian people. He was simply beaten by SATA. look at this 2011 breakdown and tell me if you see HH winning against RB in 2015.

    central province: RB – 48.21%, SATA – 28.28%, HH – 20.82%
    copperbelt: RB – 26.22%, SATA – 67.88%, HH – 3.57%
    Eastern: RB – 72.60%, 18.46%, HH – 3.33%
    Luapupula: RB – 22.90%, SATA – 73.54%, HH – 0.85%
    Lusaka: RB – 30.76%, SATA – 55.94%, HH – 11.29%
    Northern: RB – 32.16%, SATA – 64.18%, HH – 0.78%
    North-Western: RB – 50.21%, SATA – 10.85%, HH – 35.24%
    Southern: RB – 19.15%, SATA – 6.59%, HH – 71.41%
    Western: RB – 33.20%, SATA – 23.12%,…

    • this all comes back to demographics and voting patterns, so long as HH does not secure overwhelming backing/support from bembas and easterners he will never win an election. mwanawasa was a lenje and had full backing from Frederick chiluba which was key and only managed to secure 28% of total votes cast.

  51. ATA IWE CHI KABOVA YOU ARE A LUNATIC. WHAT IS SO SPECIAL WITH BEMBAS.BEMBAS DO NOT OWN THIS COUNTRY. JUST BE OBJECTIVE NOT ANALYSING LIKE A KID .YOU WILL SEE ONE DAY WHEN LOZIS BECOME MAD YOU WILL REGRET THIS KIND OF RUBISH YOU ALWAYS TALK ABOUT WAIT. 50 YEARS DOWN THE LINE YOU STILL A TRIBALIST SHAME ON YOU BEMBAS.THAT IS WHY IF THIS IS THE CASE I APEAL TO LOZIS,TONGAS NOT TO VOTE FOR THE MONKEY DESCENDANTS STUPID *****

  52. DEAR MUHABI LUNGU,
    I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DESTROYED YOUR POLITICAL CAREER. IN FUTURE YOU WILL NEVER BE TRUSTED. IN LEADERSHIP TRUST IS CRITICAL AND INDISPENSABLE.

  53. But RB is very unfair where was he when Nevers was being persecuted and settling the k400mbill.RB is too old and his body entails that hes a candidate for hypertension,diabetese awe twakana another state funeral.People of Zambia vote a younger president.Look at America and UK.These Mugabe age group too many problems.RB has a pending court case and we havent forgotten how corrupt he was.Getting so rich in 2yrs A we mwe.God have mercy on the nation of Zambia.No budist as a president.

  54. MMD must now reach out to UPND and FDD for an alliance with a view to eventually consolidate the three parties into one. Following through on Mutati’s loud thinking the other day.

  55. This kind of confusion and greediness is the reason why KK used to prefer standing against frogs. Now I see the reason why and I can’t blame him for doing so. It appears that in politics there is no one you can trust. You wine and dine with your enemies. But behind your back they plan to kill you. It is like being in a drug cartel. Oh…Africa what a fat continent full of natural resources and PHD holders yet full of political and economic mediocrity. What a fat continent going nowhere slowly.

  56. Nevers,nevers,nevers here we go again,u were busy defendin RB durin his court cases and holdin hands lyk teenagers in luv,nw look wat he has done to u,u look stupid nw dont u?jus accept politics is nat 4 u,levy fired u,sata denied u and nw RB has played u 4 tha real fool dat u r,jus go back to been a pastor u were very gud at that

  57. Train up a child. We need). Rb for want nervis you president of mmd remember if u had accepted what major kachingwe sugested u would have cleaned the carpert by now.you trusted bomani more than any niec member we tried to talk u refUsed now is the time to know who u can trust u worked against simbao aftr you tiftifs told you that you told about recoucilition in ndola.you trusted proper politician muhabi incase u don’t know as kk about muhabi ?where is die hard for nevers mumba. Friends allow time to judge all who is wrong the one who said let us trust and believe that we come bacK after lossing 2o11 ? Or. The preacher of zambia shall be saved ? Who is having the key of bouncing back of mmd??

  58. I feel sad for Nevers. This is what happens if you abandon the Lord. This man belongs to the church. By now he could have been the most powerful and influencial clergy in Africa. He could have been rich….very rich but he chose politics and this is the profit he is getting. He is a let down in the eyes of God. He wanted to amass wealth within a short period of time and he is paying it this way. I feel sorry and pit for him. Let him just get back to the pulpit and ask for forgiveness. So many people in Zambia backslide when he joined politics including myself … I used to keenly follow his preaching…Anyway the Lord forgives … and so let him get back to him.

  59. Special advise to Rupia Banda Akabwelelo Kalalya you campaigned against Mutiti in order for you to come and push Nevers out of position . those after your coming back just want to eat your money the way they did last elections . You can not win the coming elections . People now should be worry of the people who served in UNIP . you made a lot of money . shapwa apapene you want more. Ubwikalo bwansaka kusengushanya . kamo fyeniwe ? your time is gone

  60. Well if the suspension of Nevers Mumba is illegal, he can’t go to court as a man of God surely?

    The Bible teaches, to avoid courts because no one tells the truth. No one sues truthfully, and no one answers truthfully.

    The truth Pastor Nevers Mumba needs to face is that he was unpopular. Attempts to remove him have been underway for a while. He was aware of these moves yet forced his stay in the Party Presidential role.

    It is sad, but he should take comfort in his Faith. He must remember what God Almighty said.

    Man is Fickle, but I your God am never changing, today, tomorrow and forever.

    Lean into Him Dr Mumba for He is able to change ALL things. amen.

    • That is the hard reality. Dr. Mumba needs to honestly acknowledge this reality and resist being seen as imposing himself on the MMD. Simple dignity demand that. Any legal fight will be ill-advised.

  61. Now Nevers and all those who have been telling us that God is fighting Mumba’s battles, can we see this God do something about this situation?
    It really does piece me off when you all talk God – God this, God that, God the other! This God never gets to show up . You appear to have concluded that you can brag your way through life – well can we see this God of yours in action? You and Mumba are just a bunch of opportunists who have no real practical skill to contribute to society except to talk God and God. I am waiting to see God do something about this – he has to, doesn’t he? His man of God is under attack, God’s very own plan is now under threat – this really is when we get to see God in action. LETS SEE SHALL WE??

    • @Mofya

      He already has. He decided Mumba will have some challenge in the way that will strengthen him. Moses had a high old time before Pharoh left te people go.

      God is not only for good results, he’s also in the bad, with good reason. Lungu has done some evil and will pay with his reputation. They will lose the elections with RB. They will lose popularity, and fade.

      How much more should God do? He does not act on your orders nor is he a performing circus seal that does clapping tricks with a ball on its nose. He is God Almighty, name above all names.

  62. Questions is: will RB be allowed by the courts to stand? Given that he may have perpetrated an illegality, he will probably be end up with egg all over his face. I don’t have any sympathy for Nevers though after the way he unleashed his thugs on Kachingwe! What goes around, comes around.

  63. THOSE WHO ARE FEELING SORRY FOR NEVERS, I SAY DO NOT. RB IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. BELIEVE ME. HE IS ABOUT TO BE PUT TO ETERNAL SHAME AND HE WILL LEAVE THE POLITICAL SCENE FOR GOOD IN SHAME, JUST BE PATIENT.

    WHERE HE IS HE IS TREMBLING, BECAUSE HE IS FEARING AND KNOWS VERY WELL THAT WHAT HAS HAPPENED CANNOT BE SUSTAINED. HE IS OUT.

    NEVERS IS BACKED BY THE CONSTITUTION.

    ET TU MUHABI?

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