PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu with former President of Zambia,Rupiah Banda on arrival at Solwezi AirportPRESIDENT Edgar Lungu with former President of Zambia,Rupiah Banda on arrival at Solwezi Airport
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu with former President of Zambia,Rupiah Banda on arrival at Solwezi Airport

FORMER President Rupiah Banda has dared MMD president Nevers Mumba to expel him from the party, saying he has the right to support President Lungu.

Mr Banda, who was speaking in an interview following a statement by MMD president Nevers Mumba that the former president would be expelled from the party because he supported the PF, wondered why Dr Mumba, who is a clergyman, is failing to show love for people but is instead sulking and being emotional towards him .

“Dr Mumba should not forget that he is a pastor who should preach peace and promote unity in the nation instead of being emotional towards me like he has been,” said Mr Banda.

The former head of State also said he has never quarrelled with Dr Mumba for him to be so emotional towards him.

“I don’t know why he is too upset like that. As a clergyman, he should be the one spearheading peace and unity in the country,” he said.

Mr Banda insisted that Dr Mumba should be able to give love to all people and stop attacking him.
He also said Dr Mumba is a pastor who should lead by example and demonstrate to the nation that he is a man of God.

Dr Mumba yesterday said Mr Banda would be expelled from MMD because of his continued campaigns for the PF.

He cited the recent Solwezi West PF campaign rallies, where Mr Banda shared the PF campaign platform as reason for expelling the former republican president from the MMD.

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  1. Ba banda ndimwe chabe bapuba. just shut up mdala and eat. Just admit you are wrong and forget!!! you are such a disappointment, but the greatest disappointment is myself for even responding to such nonsense!!!!

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    • As if it will bring fortunes to the quagmire Pastor Mumba is intensively facing in national politics. Just like ba KK who supported Mazoka against his own son TJ and Levy, Bill Clinton supports and campaigns for his wife in Decision 2016, RB has moral and constitutional rights to rally his support with any Zambian candidate he deems credible, authentic, mature, sober and patriotic. If he doesn’t, on whom sholud he render his support on consistent with his constitutional right? Support any pater on the street? Some comparative politics 101 can help clean up this protruding ignorance unbecoming of distraught political gongs on the market.

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    • When did you ever see KK support UNIP a party he ruled for over 27 years and even attempted to lead it again in 1996? TJ is his dearest son yet he has never supported his candidacy on the UNIP stamp. Why? Because it is typical of nationalists, the country comes first over partisan patronage. Expecting nationalist to support every flyer by night political panter just because they are leading the nationalists’ partis at the expense of national interest is profound imagination. RB a student of KK is a seasoned nationalist whose heart, mind, decisions and judgements take Zambia first. ECL is the authentic choice of a thought leader Zambia deserves. See the archives of threads as we steadfastly brought it out during the search for a leadership in 2014 following demise of bashi Chilufya that…

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    • Now ba senior citizen ask yourself before you assert the nationalist stance yaba RB, what party does KK belong to? Can you remind us again where after 1996 that KK said he belonged to this party or that party. the difference here is this in case you might not be able to discern it from my premise. KK quit politics finally in 96, he since then has never uttered words saying he blongs to anyone political party. what he supports is the curent leader of the country. Nomba ba RB, he is saying he is still MMD, but supports a candidate from a different party. Dont you see confusion here my brother? If he were retired from partisan politics and supported Lungu, no one would argue with him. Kaunda never goes on campaign trails. surley, there is a difference here mdala.

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    • @Senior Citizen, told you behaved very childish like RB. Did you ever see KK campaigning in a by-elections? Even the late notorious Sata trying to lift KK’s fist in air, KK kept solid down.

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    • Iwe Zagaze, isn’t Mr. Banda older than your father? If he is, then you are simply cursing yourself. The insults you haul at elderly people at keyboards are seen by Jehovah God. You are denting your image in the eyes of Jehovah. Stop insulting elderly people no matter how much you differ.

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  2. Banda has no manners at all. Dr Mumba is very correct on wht he is saying. How do live your family and support your friend’s? Unless mad pipo like this chima old fela called Banda.

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  3. MR BANDA AS MUCH AS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUPPORT WHOEVER YOU WANT. YOU ALSO HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO HELP REVIVE MMD. NOT ALL RIGHTS ARE EXERCISED AT ALL TIMES. SOMETIMES THE RIGHT THING IS THE HARD CHOICE. MMD EXALTED YOU AND MADE YOU PRESIDENT. DUE TO YOUR LUCK OF LEADERSHIP YOU LOST REELECTION AND NOW YOU WANT TO BARRY THE VERY ORGANIZATION THAT MADE YOU. SAD THAT YOU SEE NO MORAL CONFLICT IN YOUR ACTIONS. AT THE END OF THE DAY GOOD WILL ALWAYS TRIUMPH AND THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA WILL DECIDE YOUR FATE. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND LUNGU!

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  4. Why is it that Mr Mumba cannot make a political statement without him being reminded that he trusts in God? Should love be seen to be practiced by the clergy only and not the flock? Mr Banda knows he is breaching his terms upon which he qualities to draw a former president’s benefits yet he has the audacity to tell off Mumba when reminded. That is immoral on the part of RB.

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    • @ Misango Yaba Chaimani,
      As a fellow learned colleague, I challenge you to excerpt, paste here and read the Constitutional act on ex Presidents. Rallying support around President of chpice is not a violation of the same act. Recall that Mwanawasa intermittently raved his temper on KK every time KK supported Mazoka political race on similar circunstance, only to eat his temper without finding the law supporting his anger on KK . RB is within the law. See Trails of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton on campaign trails and at partisan conventions. Salutation President Banda (Rtd)!

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    • @ senior citizen – again i fail to understand why we subscribe to western standards as a standard of comparison. this is the dilemma our so called educated elite always find themselves in. Be original or copy and regurgitate. why the compariosn with clinton, jimmy carter? i dont see the necessity. you should stop at KK, Levy etc as you rightly did and we debate based on those facts. Firstly, when kaunda supported Mazoka, did you see him on political trails with mazoka campaigning or was he merely showing his endorsement of one particular individual? in this case it was mazoka. But in our current situation, Banda is even going on parliamentary bye elections to campaign on behalf of PF, NOT lungu, but PF candidates and yet he is a member of MMD who also are fielding a candidate in that same…

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  5. RB, you old father of corruption, do you think that either Anderson, Pepsi or PF will help you in your cause in High Court of England? Time is ticking…..

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  6. If RB had supported HH like GBM the double tobela including masebo, the attack would have been persecution. Now he is supporting ECL then he is violeting his rights. People please learn to be fair. I have never heard anything attacking GBM and Masebo apart from praises and sympathy for them.

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  7. @Senior Citizen, may start by saying your writing and thought process is admirable and obviously you have undue advantages or you are simply ahead of the lot that are debating with you. You bring in your citations of the American scenario and go as far as putting an analogue in Bill Clinton’s support for his wife as Proof of the discretion a past president is supposed to have on who they support.
    In the same token, allow me to mirror the fact that Clinton’s wife is from the Democratic Party much like her husband and therefore Clinton did not cross the floor. Yes in America senior citizens like your self but who have never been Presidents have endorsed candidates across the isle, but past Presidents either keep quiet or endorse candidates from the same party they once lead or are…

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    • @Zagaze, well said! From the time this Senior Citizen went into bed with Lungu/PF he has developed a serious thought disorder. Just look at the incorrect argument in logic and rhetoric which undermines his argument’s logical validity he has presented by comparing Kaunda a retired politician to RB an active politician, and comparing Bill and Hilary from the same party; these are rotten premises that cannot support his conclusion that RB is free to support Lungu. As a normal active politician belonging to MMD, RB supposed to be guided by loyalty by being faithful or devoted to MMD values and philosophy that are poles apart from PF’s. RB is really a disappointment to many people as it is now clear that he is living a life not guided by normal set of rules expected in a normal society…

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    • like ours. RB’s personal values are rotten as depicted in his silly arguments to Mumba. Coming back to Senior Citizen, there was a time this fellow would craft sensible arguments but not anymore. 99.9% of his arguments have premises and conclusions that are not linked by a series of intermediate logic as he appeals more to emotions and cadre mentality than to reasoning; typical of the salt that has lost its usefulness. Anyway, I forgive Senior Citizen, he may never have been in a class for logic to understand that premises are important if you are to make valid conclusions.

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  8. Or the party they are about to leave. So senior citizen? Do not confuse yourself over your personal interests in the matter. Let RB who does not attend any MMD nec meetings be shown the door by those that wield power in MMD. All those that used to Veto Mumba”s decisions on RB have by now virtually defected to the PF. That means RB will now be easy to expel. He will be at the feat of Nakachinda, Mumba and Mbulakulima and I can’t see these boys being lenient on him. Silly old man.

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  9. @Zagaze thank you and many bloggers for and against for your critical evaluation of issues. Senior citizen, you are included in my vote of thanks even if we are on opposite sides. Just love brilliant minds. Zagaze you often nail things nicely. Mushota, Loadist and Sara really spice things up. All others not mentioned are great.

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  10. RB has the right to support ECL….So what ? Mumba seem not to be adding any value to MMD and that’s why most of us resigned and still support PF…..Even for decision 2016,it will be the intelligent Presido,the unifier who will rule.

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  11. Debate and vigorous engagement is the bulwark against tyranny …..like the PF lawlessness witnessed last noon on Lusaka CBD roads and freedom statute.

    Ba PF lower the dollar, prices,borrowings and inflation.

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  12. Why does RB hurt and haunt you so much? The man is free to exercise his human and democratic rights. KK endorsed ba Chilufya and he was rewarded with recognition as father of the nation, by Mmembe through Chilufya.

    Coming back to RB The man was found guilty of corruption in the Past News by Mmembe and this was the basis for removal of his immunity by Kabimba on behalf of the cartel led by the so called king maker Mmembe. Up to this day no court of law, no judicial process during and after Chilufya and Kabimba has found RB guilty of any single thing that he has been accused of. But up to this day RB remains guilty in the the Past News, the unofficial Supreme Court of zambia headed by Mmembe the unofficial and unqualified Chief Justice of zambia. Mmembe does what he does for purely…

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  13. Banda is actively participating in politics and it is against the the constitution, if he was supporting Nevers Mumb or any other opposition member, we could have already heard Kambwili barking that they will stop his allowances for his involvement in active politics. Now that he is supporting the ruling party, it is well and the law does not apply or it is simply silent. Mr Banda should just man up and live up to the expectation of society and he will be respected. No wonder even his son Andrew does not support him politically because the man is morally corrupt.

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  14. I don’t see any patriotism with RBsupporting ECL. Apart from siding with the side that favours him He gains personally by supporting ECL the best and reliable patriots are you and I who keep voting rightly or wrongly for the politicians hoping that they will change things for the better for us all. Otherwise all I see is this politician praising this one and condemning his or her own party because personal material gain is insight.

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  15. Mr), even a village chicken goat has better morals than you. Next you will want to bonk other peoples wives just because you think you have a right to do what you want. I thought the older you grow, the wiser you become? It appears it is the opposite for our Chipata guys. A Banda nichinji teti? Mweo poni nimwakulu anzeru five?

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  16. People seem to be misunderstanding the issue here. Dr. Mumba is not bitter at RB for supporting PF. He is upset that RB is supporting PF in the name of MMD and therefore, confusing the grassroots. Nevers is right.it is immoral. Who gave Bandai uh a right? Whatever happens next year, we still need a strong MMD. PF is dying, UPND and MMD will survive and have more progressive policies which can take zambia forward. GO GO Nevers. GO go MMD. ZAMBIA SHALL BE SAVED.

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    • Good argument there Sasha not what we have heard from Senior Citizen above. We know Senior Citizen is political migrant from MMD who wants to eat both hands. As for u RB, your day is coming when you shall gnash your teeth. No wonder you married your grandchild Thandiwe because of stuupdity.

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  17. Nyama soya RB should boldly tell the nation that he is still in active politics and forgo the benefits and privileges of a former president. He cant have it both ways.RB is scheming to take over PF in a hyna style like he did with MMD.so far he has successfully managed to frustrate all hopefuls to the extent where kambwili swallowed his own feaces over Dora bokosi.

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  18. Chikabwalala chi Banda lelo chili mu UNIP mailo chili mu MMD next day chili mu PF. Typical yamunyokola. He supported Lungu on tribal lines because he just saw a chance to escape from Sata’s legal persecution

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  19. TO THOSE THAT HAVE MADE THE COMPARISON OF PAST PRESIDENTS IN ZAMBIA AND THE USA SUPPORTING OTHER CANDIDATES. PLEASE NOT THAT THESE PRESIDENTS SAVE PERHAPS FOR KK HAVE SUPPORTED CANDIDATES OF THE PARTY THEY LED. IN RARE INSTANCES YOU HAVE SEEN SENIOR STATESMEN AND LEADERS CROSS THE ISLE TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES FROM AN OPPOSING PARTY SUCH AS COLLIN POWELL ENDORSING OBAMA. FIRST THING TO NOTE IS THAT WHEN PEOPLE DO THIS THEY MAKE THEIR ENDORSEMENT KNOWN EXPLAIN THEIR REASONS AND DEFER TO COURTESY. THEY DONT HIT THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND ACTIVELY WORK TO DESTROY THEIR OWN PARTY. SECONDLY THESE FEW CASES IN WHICH SENIOR LEADERS HAVE EXERCISED THIS RIGHT THEY DO IT BECAUSE THE CANDIDATES THEY SUPPORT BRING IN NEW IDEAS. LUNGU MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WAS RUNNING ON SATAS IDEAS AND VISSION THEREFORE BY…

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    • . LUNGU MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WAS RUNNING ON SATAS IDEAS AND VISSION THEREFORE BY NOTION AND DEFAULT OF AGENDA RB IS NOW SUPPORTING SATA THE VERY PERSON AND IDEAS THAT HE RAN AGAINST. THAT IS A DOUBLE STANDARD OF THE SELFISH SORT. RB IS BASICALLY SAYING THAT ONLY HE CAN LEAD MMD IN A FIGHT AGAINST SATAS IDEAS. OR ALL OF A SUDDEN HE NOW AGREES WITH SATA BECAUSE ITS POLITICALLY, FINANCIALLY AND LEGALLY EXPEDIENT FOR HIM? CLEAR CASE OF SELF CENTEREDNESS PUTTING SELF BEFORE PARTY OR COUNTRY.

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  20. There is no MMD. Even Sekwila himself does not support MMD. Mumba only wants a good life nothing more. Up to now the few MMD caders remaining are surviving on RB’s money (stolen or not). Mumba is a typical pastor who loves money and good living,( by the way somebody carries his tablet and phones). MMD had a lot of money when it was leaving office and he spent all of it on his house rentals and many body guards he had.

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  21. Ba Banda is finished. He is at liberty to join PF. Jesus Christ said that where your wealthy is that is where you heart is. You can not serve MMD and PF (two masters at one time) this is hypocrisy.
    In the real sense RB is no longer MMD. He is PF which is a dying MONISTER.
    People like GBM, is protecting his gratuity like other MMD and PF MPs. Immediately they receive it, they will either join UPND or Rainbow and that will be the down fall of PF.

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  22. ABanda clearly you don’t know your politics. you are just an overgrown bootlicker. you don’t have a right to have your cake and eat it. In other words you don’t have a right to support PF unless you quit MMD. Most private organisations are like that. Ati mpuvia!

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  23. Some of us vividly remember RB being one of the leaders of the “umodzi kumawa ” Movement in 1967 after the famous UNIP mulungushi rock of authority. The movement coined the slogan ” wako ni wako” slogan this was in response to Mr. Kamanga having been defeated by Mr. Kapwepwe for the position of Vice President of UNIP.
    RB’s support for Lungu is purely on tribal “wako ni wako” basis. You don’t ditch the party that enabled to ascend to the highest office in the land to support a party that defeated you in an election and later humiliated you by removing your presidential immunity. RB is the worst tribalist from yester years. Let him repent during the prayer and fasting national prayer day!

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    • @Diplomat, thanks for that reminder. That is vivid. Those who did not hail from the East like some of us were terrorised and almost ‘finished off’ by the Banda movement. I shuddered to imagine that that man was given the Presidency (let alone Veep) of the country at one stage. Thank God for age – he was and still is a menace!

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  24. only 3 bloggers supported RB frm the comments i read so far,most of the debate is within the legal and morally correct that RB should be expelled.

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  25. I will not involve myself in the two politicians on-going saga. However, I would like to point out something of interest. They both became veeps under MMD, but at time of appointment, were not MMD. That confusion is now playing itself out. History is important to understand issues sometimes.

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    • @Bee Esi – you are not entirely right. Mumba actually dissolved his party into MMD before he got the Veep appointment. Banda is prostituting with the Party that walloped him of the Presidency while holding onto the membership of the Party he led to defeat.

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  26. THE FRAGEDY HERE IS THAT A PRESIDENT, WHO IS A LAWYER, IS KEEPING QUIETON SUCH A FUNDAMENTAL CONSTIRUTIONAL MATTER. HE IS ABETTING AN ILLEGALITY BUT BECUASE IT IS TO HIS BENEFIT, HE IS SILENT.

    MR. BANDA IS A DISGRACE AND IS COMPLETELY OUT OF LINE. WHY CANF WE ZAMBIANS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THIS ILLEGALITY? WHY ARE SO DOCILE. WHAT MR. BANDA IS DOING IS AGAINST THE LAW. KNOWING NECERS, HE WILL SORT OUT RB. WHO THOUGHT HE WOULD SORT OUT KACHINFWE, KAINUF, CHITUWO, MUHABI, DORA SILIYA? THESE ALL NOW HISTORY.

    RB IS THE LAST ENEMY.

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  27. I just wish Mr. SATA was still around. You can not have LUNGU protecting and finally realing the man of his messiless stealing from Zambians. I know very well that Mr. Sata is turning in his casket and wondering what LUNGU has done. The Family of SATA is really in pain to see RB championing PF when the man wanted SATA cartelled by all standards. I have no humble words for people like Kambwili, who are just there following their BELLIES and not their Principles. SEBANA WIKUTE MOTO has really destroyed PF politics. RB, for his information, he will live to regrete, for GOD is watching and GOD will save us from this GREEDY man RB. LUNGU is a FraudSTAR. I really do not know how SATA’s son Mulenga is viewing all these things. LUNGU is using the approach, bring your enermies closer to easily…

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  28. This issue is easy to sort out…….RB must just join PF instead of destabilizing the MMD. Dora is better because she left the MMD and joined PF. But imwe ba RB you want double TOBELA? Just move on mudala instead of being a spoiler. Ba Mumba kick him out please!!

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  29. The courts of law could be approached by concerned citizen/s, including leaders in the MMD to seek a ruling on this exciting news item in the country. It is true that the country is used and familiar with the relative/s of former Heads of State holding strong political views on party politics. What matters is to establish whether the law is abrogated or not by open publci support as opposed to actually holding party positions and/or standing for party positions. It is strongly advisable to resort to a court ruling when mutual consultation is failing. This may signal the beginning of a new era in the party politics of the country.

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