Raphael Nakacinda MMD Spokesperson
Raphael Nakacinda MMD Spokesperson
The MMD has apologized and condemned the harassment of Nalikwanda Parliamentarian Geoffrey Lungwangwa by some cadres who tried to block him from attending the NEC meeting.

Speaking when he featured on ZNBC’s National Watch Program on Sunday, MMD Spokesperson Raphael Nakacinda said the former ruling party was deeply saddened at Saturday’s events and that it condemns it with the contempt it deserves.

He said intra-party democracy is what determines how the party would conduct itself when it is voted into office hence the harassment of part members for having divergent views paints a very gloomy picture for the former ruling party.

He explained that it would be hypocritical of him to go on national television to condemn political violence without condemning the incident which occurred on Saturday during his party’s National Executive Committee meeting.

“It would be folly for me to be on national television to condemn political violence without first condemning what transpired yesterday when we had our National Executive Committee meeting were some cadres harassed Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa.

“I would like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to Pro Lungwangwa on behalf of the party and condemn the violent behavior of the cadres. What happened to him is unacceptable, barbaric and the party condemns the action of the cadres with the contempt it deserves,” he said.

He added that it was important for political players in the country to be civil whenever they had divergent views as resorting to violence said a lot about one’s intellectual capacity.

“As Political Parties when dealing with intra- party issues it is expected that we use superior logic to persuade one another at arriving at decisions because reducing ourselves to either vulgar language or violence only entails that someone has reached his limit in terms of their capacity to apply themselves on issue,” he said.

Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa was allegedly harassed by some party cadres in full view of part president Nevers Mumba.

The cadres are said to have been paid by some senior leaders within the party to block Pro Lungwangwa from attending the NEC meeting because he was going to present a petition from Parliamentarians from the former ruling party who are calling for a a convention.

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    • What do you expect when MMS is now in PF?

      Birds of a feather flock together, therefore the violence being exuberated by MMD cadres is a contagious disease of PF visionless cadres.

      People 3 months left to kick PF & MMD out of politics forever and ever by voting wisely on UPND and HH.

      MMS os DEAD indeed, last time Nevers Mumba only got 14,609 votes which is failure.

      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • All the other opposition in th last ended election managed only to be wrapped over 8% votes. This time its not going to be a battle again between UPND vs PF/MMD. Life made easy! PF/MMD has nothing to offer to the suffering masses. I literary respect MMD unlike what PF has done but MMD’s time is long gone. Now the tym also 4 PF is up. I wished today was the day to cast votes so that we end PF violence in the country, end PF load shedding, end PF hate speech, end PF tribalism, end PF media propaganda etc. I dont even remember when I enjoyed ZNBC news since PF adopted bias media propaganda from MMD. When people speak all we get is we are cadres. The problem in pf is that its full of illiterate cadres. MMD was much better in terms of governance.

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    • Skeleton,your mind is just as skeletal as your name,where do you think upnd will get the votes from to win the next election,online? The fact still remains,mmd is the second largest party in zambia,the numbers in parliament will confirm that.

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    • Well, Both MMD and PF cadres are so uneducated. They do not deserve taking part in any of our national development programs including politics because, they behave like ISIS.

      PF is the ISIS of Zambia, we need to get it out of our country. THEY ARE SICK AND EVIL PEOPLE.

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  1. MMD is for sure reforming into a good party while UPND is busy marrying corrupt leaders such as Winter, Mulongotii, GBM, Masebo, Maureen Mwanawasa, Tekele Banda and now trying to attract Meembe. All political thieves have now joined UPND and have evolved from being thieves to become Angels. All just bcoz they want votes to send the biggest tricky star to state house. What a joke

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  2. kikiki Zambian cadres.its the mindset of all cadres in zambia.The only solution is the change of this generation.
    pipo may condemn PF but the truth is that these cadres are in all parties .Nga ma UPND cadres are bitter such that they can kill.Nega nega cadres are so dangerous to the nation.They should be defeated otherwise ma problems in zambia.

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  3. lungwangwa was going to present a petition for a convention. This lungwangwa is working with HH who has never called for convention. why cant Nakachinda just say he went to frustrate the idea of a packed. First tell HH to go for a convention if you feel it is important

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    • But why are you characters insisting on HH going for the convention, ni party ya nyoko? Why should he go there and just get re-elected again? All you want is the PF convention saga to replicate itself in UPND so that there will be no time for healing before elections. We know as Pa-Fyamba party he remains your main challenger and threat. Brace yourselves for a rough ride. It is HH standing on the UPND ticket and the sooner you accepted this reality the better!

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  4. We need a new political era that is free of the so called cadres, why and how have these people found themselves holding and playing pivotal roles in our politics? I mean,these people are at the center of our political system,getting attention that,if you ask me,don’t deserve at all.

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  5. Zambia one we want HH to go for convention becoz it is in UPND constitution. If HH cant respect a party constitution how is he going to respect our nation constitution. He can be a wamuyayaya.

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    • MMD is finished. If honourable people like Prof are rejected and thugs are embraced, then truly MMD deserves to be taken over by PF. Lungu’s wish for a united MMD is just a pipedream.

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  6. Comment: The control of bus stations and markets is what has made them to be what they are nothing else.

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  7. Illiterate &scared pf cadres,who did challenge Sata during his 10 year rule in opposition? we knw pf u’re scared of the incoming president HH,now that mmd and Nevers mumba are in pf, more resignation of those against Lungu’s leadership especially leaders like Nakacinda,Lengwe Bwalya,who spoke ill about Lungu,

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  8. There is no need to embarrass the Honorable Professor. The apology needs to be met with receiving the same agenda item alluded to, namely whether or not a national convention is beneficial to MMD. As the immediate past ruling party, the conduct in MMD must be exemplary. The other alternative is to take the matter to court by aggrieved members.

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  9. Thugs for hire will always be available making this condemnation hollow. Name & shame the senior leaders who hired them. The harassment happened in the presence of Nevers, what was his immediate reaction?
    NAME & SHAME INDIVIDUALS.

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  10. Our incoming Presido HH,pls people here in nalikwanda are in rilly need of defecting frm this dead party mmd to the only zambian progressive party UPND. pls you wil be welcome as the whole province is waiting til that day you il show up, viva indeed for the united progressive party the UPND under President HH & ABASH the selfish + tribal + corrupt marriage of the pf+mmd! Shame..!

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  11. MMD now given space by Dead NBC what a surprise. Even Zambia Police Force will stop teargasing MMD watch the space.

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  12. Keep on dreaming ba UPND with your snobish HH.You are dazed with crystal ball fantom power in state house.You will not reach there with your embittered, nihilistic political teenager in Hakaivotela Humwina(HH).

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  13. That social and poilitical snob (HH) will never come close to state house.We cant fathom his presence at state house.Let him kill himeself at his base.

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    • Vodka stop dreaming HH will be president of Zambia.If a standard 2 Sata become president and a drunkard self confessed thief Lawyer from Chawama what will stop HH to enter Sate house.

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  14. Iwe Victor L jacob, Sata formed that party and atleast he did go for a convention in 2010, while HH came in through the back door using tribe, it is imperative that he goes for the convention to get a fresh mandate if that tribal tag is to be rubbed off. As @ peter has already alluded to, it is only UPND that does not go for conventions why? In short we can safely say UPND is undemocratic and they dont deserve to be voted for because they will bring dictatorial tendancies once in govt.

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    • Manix HH was voted as president of UPND at Mulungushi Conference center in 2006,by delegates from all over Zambia(100) from each provimce unless you say all provinces are made of Tongas.Kalijo muleka by the way is UPND party yonyoko.

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  15. In a mature democracy, everyone is entitled to present their divergent views and a conscensus is reached. Why should you fear opposing views? I know MMD is just concerned in forming an alliance with PF to maintain political relevance but there was a need to set terms and conditions unless you intend to’ wrap up’ your party. In the ensuing melee, Mumba could have taken charge before the embarassment occurred but he might also be afraid of a convention. MMD must have been very desperate, a condition PF has taken advantage of. Lets maintain party loyalty even as we seek partnership. MMD will now remain as a pale shadow of it’s former self.

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  16. MMD has the structure, PF the money. When you combine the two, the result is a formidable force. MMD is the only political party in Zambia today that has a fully fledged national structure. Yes, it may be dead. However, all what Lungu has to do, desperate as he is to win this 2016 election, is to infuse life back into MMD. The life MMD needs is money. Give them cash and you have a vibrant party once more.

    What are the implications of this to UPND? Very ominous indeed. A resurgent MMD will be a force to reckon with, particularly in the north, and everywhere else, of course.

    Therefore, the move by PF to embrace MMD should be seen as a counter strategy to UPND’s maneuvers, particularly those aimed at trying to attract the the Northerners. UPND must now have to contend not just…

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    • Comment:
      not so long ago mmd was labelled as most corrupt party full of thieves but to my suprise today have shamely turned arround to embrace mmd.

      if pf has worked wonders which have benefited the zambians there is absolutely no need to seek allience with mmd or indeed any other party to win the elections.

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  17. UPND must now have to contend, not just against PF, but against MMD as well. In that respect, I think PF are demonstrating a unique sense of political acumen, UPND desperately lacks. If PF indeed rigged the 2015 election, they probably won’t need to do so now, in 2016. More likely than not, they will win it outrightly.

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  18. PF WILL WIN IN AUGUST WHETHER YOU HATE IT OR NOT. YOUR HH WILL NEVER RULE THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF SEVERAL REASONS LIKE:
    1.PRETENDING NOT TO BE TRIBE BY BRINGING INTO HIS PARTY SOME QUESTINABLE PEOPLE LIKE GBM, FO CONVENIENCE, AND WHOS ALREADY CAUSING CONFUSION IN UPND.
    2. HAVING SOLD VIABLE MINES TOGETHER WITH CHILUBA FOR 30 PIECES OF SLIVER, AND THAT IS THE MAIN CAUSE OF OUR SUFFERING IN THIS COUNTRY NOW. HE THINKS HES CLEVER, HE ENRICHED HIMSELF FROM SELL OF MINES BECAUSE HES VERY CORRUPT.
    3. HE COMES FROM A TRIBAL MINORITY TRIBE
    4. HES A VERY DULL PUBLIC SPEAKRER, HE CAN NOT NATURALLY WIN PEOPLE LIKE ORATORS IN THE NAMES OF MICKAEL SATA, FREDRICK CHILUBA, KENNETH KAUNDA, SIMON KAPWEPWE. HE IS VERY FAR FROM THAT.
    5. HES A VERY SELFISH PERSON.

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  19. SHIMAINE, YOU MUST HAVE BEEN BABY AT THAT TIME, HE WAS VOTED IN BY WHAT YOU ARE CALLING ALL “PROVINCES”, BUT AFTER FRUSTRATING BOB SICHINGA AND SAKWIBA SIKOTA, THEY WERE TREATED VERY BADLY, THATS WHAT WE ZAMBIANS ARE FEARING, TONGAS CAN BRING CIVIL WAR IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY ARE NOT TORELANT PEOPLE, I HAVE EXPERIENCED THEM AT WORK PLACES. ONE TIME I EVEN BEAT UP ONE BECAUSE OF BEING TOO TRIBAL. DONT TRY THEM, I BEGO!

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