PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary-general Mumbi Phiri has advised MMD president Nevers Mumba to return to the pulpit where his services are needed instead of clinging to politics and making unwarranted attacks against the ruling party.
Mrs Phiri has advised Dr Mumba to desist from issuing political statements on issues he does not understand and instead concentrate on evangelising.
Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mrs Phiri alleged that Dr Mumba does not make informed decisions on political issues and that he is not a politician but an evangelist.
“Dr Mumba is not a politician that is the reason he has continued to unnecessarily attack and issue statements on matters he does not understand. If he was indeed a politician, he would not be talking about demolishing the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) without offering an alternative or handing Zamtel back to Lap Green when the company has been given back to the Zambian people who are the rightful owners,” she said.
Mrs Phiri said politics is about numbers and listening to what people want and Dr Mumba’s does not understand what Zambians want.
“We can forgive Dr Mumba’s utterances because we know he is not a politician but an evangelist. He needs to go back to do what he knows best; where he is needed more and that is evangelising because politics is not for him,” she said.
Mrs Phiri wondered why Dr Mumba is concerned about the PF embracing members from the opposition when he also came from another political party to join the MMD.
“Dr Mumba is a wrong person to start condemning us for embracing people joining the PF because he is not even an original MMD member. He left his own party to join MMD and he was welcomed in that party,” she said.
She said there is nothing wrong with people joining any political party that they want because it is their democratic right adding that the PF is ready to welcome and work with new members.