Nevers Mumba
Nevers Mumba

MMD president Nevers Mumba has said fellow clergymen have in the past let him down and was now calling for their support in his presidential bid in the 2016 general elections.

And Dr Mumba said it was sad that Zambians believed the ‘‘lies’’ of late PF president Michael Sata of more money in their pockets when his Government had no ability to do so.

Speaking in Kalulushi when he addressed MMD district and constituency leaders at the Mine Club, Dr Mumba said clergymen or the church have in the past let him down by failing to support him and so he was now calling on them to support him win the 2016 elections.

He said it was only normal for him to get support from church leaders just like the UPND president Hakainde Hichilema was getting support from businessmen and Southern Province where he comes from.

“Mr Hichilema is a businessman and he is being supported by fellow businessmen and Southern Province where he comes from. You can see how they voted in the 2015 presidential by-election.

‘‘So even me I should be supported by clergymen and you the people of the Copperbelt where I come from. “I want the support of clergymen, I want the support of the church so that we take MMD back into government. You, clergymen, I expect you to speak out against the bad things in this country. I mean the economic ills in the country. How people are losing jobs,” Dr Mumba said.

Dr Mumba said he was on the Copperbelt to mourn with the miners and other people in the area who had lost jobs because of the inconsistent policies of the PF administration which had made investors to lose confidence in the Government.

He said mining investors had lost confidence in the PF government because of its inconsistency and this was why mining investors were retrenching their workers.

“Many investors are not happy with the arrogance of some ministers and the inconsistency in the policies of the PF government. This is why mine owners and others are retrenching workers and trying to fold up. PF should not tell you lies that mining companies are retrenching because of the low copper price.

“So because of these job losses, I thought I should mourn with you. I am not here to joke because things are not good on the Copperbelt. You only joke when things are good, but not the way things are. Copperbelt is in distress,” he said.

He also said it was sad that the PF government had messed up the strong economy which it inherited from MMD government.

He said the MMD government had good policies which attracted investment from various parts of the world, which in turn created employment for the local people.

“When I was high commissioner to Canada under the MMD government, I worked to bring US$7.8 billion investment in the country and this created employment for the local people, but it is sad that the huge investment which MMD brought has been messed up in only four years of PF,” he said.

Zambians were now wallowing in poverty because they listened to the lies of the late President Sata who promised them that he would put more money in their pockets.

“You thought MMD was a very bad government and decided to change after listening to the lies of the late President Sata, but you fixed yourselves when you thought you were fixing MMD.

“MMD was a great party with the ability to deal with various economic challenges, but PF is just waffling left, right and centre. You have yourselves to blame,” he said.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. ..Nevers can just deduce from the freedom he is enjoying addressing party meeting on the Copperbelt without any harassment from anybody…meaning Nevers and his party are nonentities and pause no threat to the ruling party at all…that is enough to give Nevers key indicator to Chipimo route…..
    …I don’t think businessmen voted for a fellow businessman because he was a fellow businessman but because he made a business and economical sense…
    …Nevers jumped on a political wagon upon seeing the gullible flock he was able to attract when ever he went on his Zambia shall be free crusades…despite once having declared that as a pastor he was above politics and any political office….

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    • …ba Nevers..fumyenipofye insoni….the church will still consider you as a ‘prodical’ son…its not too late to draw back to the pulpit…

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  2. speaking from the future? sounds like regrets for not having adequately consulted both fellow clergy and God before entering politics. lots of lessons to be learnt here

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  3. Brother Nevers Mumba you are no longer either a man of God or a christian because you have backslidden. Stop deceiving yourself pretending to still be righteous. You have lost your righteousness and fallen from grace. Don’t read the bible upside down. How do you expect the clergy to support a backslider in his backsliding? Just repent and get back to the pulpit. Ask Jesus Christ to cleanse you in His precious blood and be washed whiter than snow. This is the good news that you yourself preached to sinners and backsliders, lest you have forgotten. Simon Peter abandoned the gospel and went back to fishing but thank God he later repented and even became a mighty apostle of Jesus again. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the…

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  4. Pastor go back to pulpit please. God called you to preach the word of God not politics.
    Comcerned former member of your church Victory church.

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  5. Big mistake. Never blame the electorate for a bad government. People vote according to the arguments brought before them and how thety are answered by the candidates. They cannot second guess the veracity of the candidate. If they believed Mr Sata, it was RB’s fault. He failed to convince them better. So, MR Mumba, fill your mouth with arguments and state your case. If MMD was better, why did you not retain RB?

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  6. Ba N. Mumba, just shut up your mouth. What you did has cost your time, how can you ask the Christian to support you as you run away from them. Even if you are from Copper Belt.

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  7. Appealing to the clergy? well lets just say that does not inspire much confidence. See what they are doing the United States with the Trump card.

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  8. I like Zambians as ChristianS – they never vote for Pastors and Priests like Fr Bwalya – they know exactly where the two should be doing “Preaching God’s word” – like many have said, “it is never too late for Pastor Mumba to come back to the pulpit – if it was in the old days, you could have been swallowed by a big fish like Jonah – people are waiting for their beloved Pastor to come back and so is GOD

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  9. Desperate Nevers. In Northern Province, he said something like: Vote for me because I come from here, I am Bemba. In Copperbelt, same thing. Vote for me because I come from here. How many places do you hail from, pastor? And surprise of surprises, how come Nevers is not being followed by Police in riot gear and armed to the teeth SWAT looking like characters?

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    • That’s a correct analysis. Nevers my Br. has missed it, crying foul and trying to blame others over his own failures.

      The speech itself is shocking, doesn’t appear to be coming from a National leader and Candidate aspiring for presidential office, as it lacks substance and facts, other than dividing people based on the religious and regional remarks used. Who told him that he is the only Christian of all the candidates, is that not tantamount to pride and self exaltation, does it imply that when Christians or men and women of God are only those known to hold pastoral positions? Prophet Elijah thought at one time that he was the only servant of God when God told him that there were three hundred other men go God out there.

      Referring to the other candidate HH, who told him/gave…

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  10. That’s a correct analysis. Nevers my Br. has missed it, crying foul and trying to blame others over his own failures.

    The speech itself is shocking, doesn’t appear to be coming from a National leader and Candidate aspiring for presidential office, as it lacks substance and facts, other than dividing people based on the religious and regional remarks used. Who told him that he is the only Christian of all the candidates, is that not tantamount to pride and self exaltation, does it imply that when Christians or men and women of God are only those known to hold pastoral positions? Prophet Elijah thought at one time that he was the only servant of God when God told him that there were three hundred other men go God out there.

    Referring to the other candidate HH, who told him/gave…

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  11. That’s a correct analysis. Nevers my Br. has missed it, crying foul and trying to blame others over his own failures.

    Referring to the other candidate HH, who told him/gave him the assurance that he is supported by businessmen just because of being a business man, or by those in southern province just because he is from there, is his colleague not supported in other provinces also more than him, besides, what kind of immature politics is that where people are told to vote for candidates simply based on profession, religious or regional alignment other than the issues and policies they’re able to sell out to the people? In the USA, if that was the mentality, Obama wouldn’t have been voted for presidency.

    The assertions just go to prove why other Christians have not followed him…

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  12. Are these words coming from a pastor like Nevers Mumba?. How do you blame the Clergy and Christians for not supporting you. It is not the clergy who put presidents in authority. It is God. Alas ba Mumba, how do you forgot the bible so soon?! If God wanted you to be president, you would have become one already but it is very clear God has rejected you. Simply swallow the pride and go back to the preaching otherwise the big fish will swallow you like Jonah.

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