MMD national secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima has threatened to physically deal with Muhabi Lungu and his ‘rebel’ group if they continue with their plans to hold an illegal national executive committee (NEC) meeting.
Mr Mbulakulima said at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that he has invited MMD party cadres to “physically deal with Mr Lungu and all those who plan to attend the illegal NEC meeting meant to bring confusion in the party”.
Mr Mbulakulima said the fact that the Supreme Court threw out Mr Lungu’s case is a clear testimony that the group is standing on very shaky ground.
“The Supreme Court and the High Court have loudly told the Muhabi rebel group to rethink their clandestine activities, reflect on their conduct and allow civility to prevail and not the current anarchy they are engaged in,” he said.
Mr Mbulakulima said despite the court ruling, Mr Lungu has embarked on another crusade by calling for an illegal NEC meeting to be held this Saturday.
“It is this kind of arrogance and intransigence which is putting the MMD in bad light with the Zambians,” he said.
Mr Mbulakulima said Mr Lungu and his followers must come to terms with the fact that they are no longer members of MMD and that their action is borders on contempt of court.
He said all those contemplating attending the NEC meeting risk being cited for contempt of court and that they should not blame the MMD if they are prosecuted.
Mr Mbulakulima further appealed to Mr Lungu and his group to leave the MMD and find space elsewhere to settle.
On Tuesday, High Court judge-in- charge Isaac Chali dismissed Mr Lungu’s application, saying the matter was overtaken by events.