MMD Acting spokesperson Reuben Sambo
MMD Acting spokesperson Reuben Sambo

Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) acting spokesperson Reuben Sambo says that the expulsion of Lunte Member of Parliament Felix Mutati from the party is final and nothing can save him. This is because the decision was made at a legally constituted extra-ordinary National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and the NEC is the highest party organ between conventions.

Rev. Sambo said that the NEC has powers according to the MMD constitution to deal with any disciplinary case, including that of NEC members as per Articles 19(l), 19(n) and in the Disciplinary Regulations in the Appendix in sections 3, 4, 6 and 7. He said that Mr Mutati has no leg to stand on and press briefings, public demonstrations and any other such unbecoming conduct by Mr Mutati shall not make things any better for him.

Rev. Sambo asked why Mr Mutati has taken four weeks to respond to the issues of double-dealing that were earlier raised by National Treasurer Elizabeth Chitika when she revealed that Mr Mutati features on an official 2016 UPND calendar as a party official. Rev. Sambo wondered whether Mr Mutati is only responding now that he has been expelled.

He further noted that the only thing that he agrees with Mr Mutati is that MMD is not dead and it is no wonder there is such a vicious fight for the heart and soul of the party. Mr Mutati and other “ba muselela kwakaba” [chancers] are trying to take over the party after being in hibernation the last 4 years and contributing nothing to its advancement.

On the issue of the recent statement by suspended spokesperson Raphael Nakacinda that the action to suspend him by the NEC is a “sham”, Rev. Sambo said that Mr Nakacinda actually attended the NEC meeting and even spoke until he was suspended. He said that Mr Nakacinda is just complicating his case while investigations into allegations against him are ongoing.

Rev. Sambo said that Mr Nakacinda is jumping the gun by publicly talking about being given a chance to exculpate himself when he was only been suspended. A suspension does not require exculpation but only comes in when charges are laid against him in due course.

MMD CONSTITUTION: RELEVANT ARTICLES

ARTICLE 19

(l) to have the power to suspend any member of the Party for serious misconduct or violation of the Constitution;
(n) to deal with disciplinary matters of all members for serious misconduct or violation of the constitution and where necessary expel any member from the party;

DISCIPLINARY REGULATIONS

3. (a) Any member of the party who violates the provisions of the party Constitution, Regulations, Rules, Orders, Directives or Decisions or acts in a manner detrimental or prejudicial to the Party interest or objective shall be liable for disciplinary action.

4. (b) National Executive Committee members shall be disciplined by the National Executive Committee and their appeal shall lie an adhoc Disciplinary Committee specially elected for the purpose of hearing a particular appeal.

(c) The National Executive Committee shall have both original and appellate jurisdiction in all matters affecting the discipline of party members.

6. (b) National Executive Committee members shall be disciplined by the National Executive Committee and their appeal shall lie an adhoc Disciplinary Committee specially elected for the purpose of hearing a particular appeal.

(c) The National Executive Committee shall have both original and appellate jurisdiction in all matters affecting the discipline of party members.

6. Offences against the party shall include:-
(a) Contravention of provisions of the party Constitution, Regulations, Rules, orders or decisions.
(b) Conduct likely to bring the name of the Party into contempt, ridicule or disrepute.

7. Penalties against Members

(d) The National Executive Committee shall have power to expel a member from the Party for a serious or repeated misconduct.

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55 COMMENTS

    • Sambo, where are you from? It seems you are from PF or RB’s MMD camp. Surely Sambo you are not fit to expel Mutati.

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    • Do you want more money in your pocket
      Zambia airways working
      Curb in migration in Zambia
      Reduction of influx of foregners
      Great recognition of graduates

      Well what the f^^^ are you waiting for ladies and Gentlemen

      Please remember the name Miles Sampa
      Your weapon on August 11 – is MS Version II

      Thanks
      Bb2014

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    • We did not like MS v 1.0 (Sata) Mushota. He was the cause of problems Zambia is facing right now with his ‘spend, spend, spend and borrow, borrow, borrow’ policies. MS v 1.1 (Lungu) is the continuation of the same. Lungu was damned if he had halted Sata’s projects and he is damned that he continued the same. MS v 2.0 should NEVER see the light of day. The best operating system was FTJ v 2.0 (Levy) but FTJ v 2.1 (RB) was not as bad as MS v 1.0 unless of course you use software from NP.

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  1. Mutati was warn and he apologized for supporting the tribal UPND. He was given a final warning.

    So his act is a serious one and repetitive. No press conference or courts will help Mutati. No gratuity and benefits

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  2. Fighting over the MMD carcass? Stop it! Nevers Mumba has already been adopted by the PF, so that they go together to their early grave on 11th August 2016. Remember, Nevers has only one vote which he will use against himself in voting for Edgar Lungu. How silly!

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    • naimwe ba suntwe, do you know the number of MMD MPs in parliament? How about UPND MPs? If most MMD MPs were to stand on PF which has already a big number in parley, what do you think the outcome will be after 11 August, 2016? Digest.

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  3. Mr Felix Mutati should just form either Mango or Pawpaw alliance before its too late for him. Why is he still cleaving to MMD?

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  4. YES I REMEMBER, BEMBAS AND EATERNERS WERE FLUSHED OUT OF MOST GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS DURING MWANAWASA TIME. THAT CAMPAIGN IS STILL ON ONCE PF LOSES THE ELECTIONS IN AUGUST 2016. FELIX MUTATI IS VERY SELFISH, HE WAS PART OF THE MWANAWASA GOVERNMENT AND DID NOTHING TO HELP THE PEOPLE WHO WERE BEING PERSECUTED. MUTATI SHOULD GO WHERE HE BELONGS BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT HIM.
    THAT IS THE REASON HH SHOULD NOT BE VOTED IN AUGUST, THESE GUYS ARE VERY BAD BECAUSE THE ANTI-EASTERN/BEMBA CAMPAIGN WILL BE STARTED AGAIN BY THESE TRIBALISTS F00LS.

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    • SUN RAY

      WE KNOW WHAT IS UNDER COVER. ALL THE DIRT IN UPND IS SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET!!!!!!

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    • Typical Bemba idiiot. To him, only Bembas are the real Zambians. PF has been the most tribal govt ever with the civil and diplomatic services being stuffed with northerners and Sata’s relatives. These maggots are silent on that and even dare to talk about Mwanawasa.
      #ChagwaMustFall

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  5. Ok Ba Sambo, you may have a reason here given the provisions of the MMD constitution that you have quoted but is it not contempt of court to keeping discussing a case which has been tabled before the courts of law? People fighting Nevers should not forget how his bravely to pick up a party which had just lost an election saw him suffer humiliation and harassment. He was being seen as unwise picking up something that RB had ruined,the ruin to which Mutati contributed. Never stood up to PF to keep MMD going thereafter in Jan’15 RB wanted to get back the Presidency. Mumba even said ” he was not elected President to baby sit MMD but to lead it”.- he fought through the courts and was retained as President.Mutati was busy campaigning for HH thinking he would win! Nevers stood his ground to…

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  6. FLASH BACK-: Culture is the DNA of societies. The wrong one produces handicapped societies. The right one produces responsive societies. What I mean to say is that Mutati is an advocate of a culture that never accepts the mandate that Nevers Mumba genuinely won the MMD Presidency. Look Mr Mutati, let HH fight his own battles, stop being a front of HH. Between 2001 – 2008 Bembas and easterners were persecuted by President Mwanawasa while you Mr Mutati looked the other way. In that period when northerners/ easterners were being persecuted Nevers refused to be part of the bitter clique. We know for example that Mutati and HH are secretly working on a task force on corruption to purely target Bemba and Eastern businessmen. Mutati make no mistake, we know that tribalism is on the ballot paper…

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    • Fascinating. I think to insuniate that corruption is the sole preserve of only members of particular ethinic groupings is as warpped as it is fallacious. Does the good gentleman who buried a trunkful of cool cash at his farm, for example, and was duly and fittingly convicted and sent to jail for it a member of the tribes you purport to be targeted?

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    • WE NEED A REPLACEMENT OF HH TO PROVE IF UPND IS NOT TRIBAL PARTY. MAYBE WE TRY A LOZI. THEY REJECTED SAKWIBA ON REASONS OF NOT BEING TONGA. IN SHORT UPND= TRIBAL PARTY!

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    • Let’s be serious. The same people who never voted for Mazoka, are against HH and would never vote for a Lozi. You tribalists are a miserable lot and will find any excuse to support any northerner, even a Bemba speaking dog.
      #ChagwaMustFall

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  7. Reuben! all the Sambo,s are from Tanzania before you start making and issuing statements clarify your nationality.

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  8. Mutati is a rebel and a rebel must not be spared when caught. Where was Mutati all along, didnt he side with kachema in January 2015? Wasnt that enough case to warrant expulsion? Chimbwi afwile intangalala, and this is exactly what has happened to Mutati. Everyone knows that he has been stripped naked and exposed. He wanted to associate himself with the regional kachemas but they dont recognise him hence this desperation!
    DR Mumba is MMD president chapwa.

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  9. What a reverend ?who are you? Fake reverends.Stealing pipos tithes and fake pipo like some fake pipo know somewhere a couple stealing owners money’ to enrich themselves and build castles o in d name of d church .
    Who are u fake reverend?
    Mutati is our man that’s y Nevers is so Jittery
    Nevers has skeletons in his closet we don’t want to disclose coz he ‘ll die best thing is to call for a convention that’s O

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  10. Could somebody please post any proof of the holding of the last MMD convention so we can see which of the two warring camps is right, or would doing that now amout to contmpt of court?

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  11. Where is Larry Mweetwa?
    Really missing his posts .
    He’s so up-to-date with what is going on?
    Larry come back with more news bakunvera Jealous the sinking Ship.
    Bembaz we miss you us bembas we aren’t tribal except for stupid characters like Mumbi and neckless man na lost sheep Fr Fake Bwalya.
    Easterners are the worst tribalists apart frm Levy Ngoma and Mangani .
    Viva HH uno mwaka tuleteka .
    Southern and Northern power
    Viva Mutati
    Viva HH
    Twamana
    Natutemwa
    We don’t want ubupuba mu mitwe sha ba PF

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  12. Nevers as usual in such circumstances he stays mute but pulls the strings …what a evil little holy man!!

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  13. To kill a snake is lop off its head- upnd is rotten to the head- it has failed because of tribal selection- they just have to change its leadership

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  14. Felix Mutati and his HH must just move on and forget about MMD as RB and Nevers Mumba will never allow their MMD to be auctioned to HH by Felix Mutati!!ITS TOO LATE FOR THESE LOSERS!!RB AND NEVERS MUMBA ARE VERY SMART,SO THEIR MMD IS GONE TO PF-A 2016 WINNING PARTY!!HOW MANY TIMES HAS HH TRIED TO SEEK RB AND NEVERS MUMBA’S SUPPORT BUT REJECTED?upnd just prepare to meet Mighty PF on 11/08/2016 and you will be beaten pants down PF/MMD Alliance!!

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  15. IN JAN 2015 MUTATI WAS SURE HE WOULD BE VICE PRESIDENT BY NOW. THAT IS WHY HE FORGOT ABOUT MMD AND LEFT IT FOR DEAD. NOW THE PARTY HE RUSHED FOR IS IN DEEP TROUBLE.

    GBM IS OUT OF CONTROL, CANICIUS IS FORGOTTEN, MUTATI WHISPERED TO HH, “MWANA I WILL BRING ENTIRE MMD”. BUT FYALISAPEMA! HH MISSED A PENALTY AND THE KEEPER HAD EVEN BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GOAL MOUTH.RB IN 2011 AND CAMPAIGNED FO SATA. NO MORALS OR INTEGRITY. HE DOES NOT FIT IN NEW HOPE.

    BA MUTATI ALA MWALILUSHILE KULI NEVERS MU 2012. TUSHENI.

    NOMBA MUTATI NAFULUNGANA. HE IS EVEN USING RB REGALIA WHEN HE HAD DECAMPAIGNED HIM IN 2011.
    NEVERS DONT KUTINA. GETRID OF ALL THESE DOUBLE DEALERS. TWANAKA. NAINE NEFWAYA UKWIMININA TO LUNTE.

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  16. @Mr ***** Reverend Reuben Sambo. So in your dream world, you had to first suspend Nakachinda and then look for a reason to charge him with? Some of you Reverends a bloody thick and stupid!! Are you really serving God? Arse.whore!!

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  17. I am actually surprised, are you telling me that UPND still thinks that HH can rule this country? Look guys, this UPND is no longer the party that barely two years ago was building up on the basis of introducing new politics, all based on “economic” transformation by the “manager”. Just look at who is there now, you cannot differentiate it from any party of rascals. Just look at the cadres, the insults, the ignorance, the violence, and look at the leadership recycled corrupt people who barely two years ago UPND leaders were insulting for corrupt deals at ZESsco procurement. Look at UPND leaders, they either lie through their teeth or they are totally ignorant about national economic matters, and they actually celebrate any misfortune that causes hardship among poor citizens like…

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  18. Look at UPND leaders, they either lie through their teeth or they are totally ignorant about national economic matters, and they actually celebrate any misfortune that causes hardship among poor citizens like satanists. Take it from me UPND, Zambians voted for liars only once and it will not be repeated!!!

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  19. The only thing that has remained unchanged about UPND is their tribal character, one feels pity for the Mutatis, the GBMs, the Bandas, etc who have swallowed the UPND lies hook, worm and sinker as if they were born today. But not to worry, if these f00ls don’t see, Zambians can. I mean Zambians including those in SP whose eyes are slowly opening up to see the lies of the UPND. Upnd had told the illiterate supporters in SP lies that HH is the President of Southern province. Now here comes the real President of the whole Zambia including southern province for that matter, Edgar Chagwa Lungu visiting southern province and leaving the cheated southerners in no doubt about who is the real President of both southern province and Zambia. UPND could not stomach that embarrassment, hence the…

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  20. Upnd could not stomach that embarrassment hence the unprecedented violence in Bweengwa.
    Just look at the feeble uncoordinated denials of the UPND leaders, even their MPs to claim that the violence was stage managed, so childish but easy to understand when you consider that the stupid act had put paid to any chance of upnd Forming government! Desperate acts to salvage what was! The MPs have seen the reality that they will never be ministers after all, due to one silly tribal based act!!
    UPND are simply victims if their own tribalism, not even Mmebe can save their party, it is gone forever, they will leave MMD behind with its Nevers Mumba while they go to an early grave.

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  21. We should not make a mistake to allow these tribalist Tongas to rule thia country. You can not trust these people. Look at Mwanawasa what he did he side line Northerners and Easterners in his cabinet and put the Kaondes, Tongas and the rest of these small tribes. Look at the way he treated Late President Chiluba who humbly campaigned for him and gave power on silver plate. Aba bantu tabatasha, Please lets us just move forward with PF

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  22. Dirty politics at play in Zambia as usual. I wonder why the MMD NEC keep sparing the Mwandi MP who has publicly ditched MMD for PF. He should have been expelled already. But since he is courting the ruling party, I guess he is a bit holier than those courting the fellow opposition party. Mutati must not waste his time fighting the MMD instead just join another party as usual. We know politicians are unprincipled and in his case, it is justifiable to join another party since he has been expelled.

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  23. I thought the article was on the expulsion of Hon. Felix Mutati! How come there is so much hulaabaloo on HH and UPND? Zambians, Zambians, please grow up. What sort of creatures are you? Even if you had your tribesman in power, does he put food on the table for you? We had all these presidents before, did their tribesmen live a better life than other tribes? The answer is a BIG NOOOO! Remember leadership is from God. If HH is anointed to be president, no one will stop that, if it is ECL, no one will stop that or who ever it may be.

    Remember no white American ever dreamed that a black man would rule America but where are we today? 2 terms for a black American President.

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    • I am surprised as well. The matter is an MMD issue and Felix Mutati but people distort it to target HH and UPND, what have these two got to do with it? Discuss the merits/demerits of the issues raised by Rev Sambo on Mutati’s expulsion and Mutati’s own arguments. The issue is for the survival of MMD , it has no bearing on the fortunes of HH and UPND. HH will still have his and maintain his standard of life and membership to all the many Boards and Associations he belongs to. UPND as a party will still go on, it may not have been in Government but has had presence (quality one too) in Parliament and can still serve the Zambian people to offer checks and balances. Most of the flip flopping the PF is currently doing is cos the UPND stood up to most of the nonsensical decisions that were…

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  24. Bembas are the most tribal. Sata was appointing his mistresses, secretaries, relatives and northerners into the civil and diplomatic services after 2011. Bemba is now the official language in govt buildings. Even official memos are now written in Bemba. Only a PFool will vote for Bembas to ruin Zambia and steal the national resources for 5 more years. In 5 years they have ruined the economy, inflation at 12 year high, devalued the Kwacha, introduced blackouts, electricity tariffs at 400%, and closed the universities.
    #ChagwaMustFall

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  25. Dear Global, there is no small or big tribe. Stop being myopic. Every tribe is important and big. If it were not so, why have seen a migration of tribes from their provinces and districts to other regions or why havent all these so called big tribes remain in their areas? Zambia is for all of us. This is the reason why Lambas, Lenjes and Solis have allowed all these other tribes in their regions. I shudder to imagine what would have happened if it was vice verser, we would not talk.

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  26. Sorry for the mistakes. It is supposed to read: Dear Global, there is no small or big tribe. Stop being myopic. Every tribe is important and big. If it were not so, why have we seen a migration of tribes from their provinces and districts to other regions or why havent all these so called big tribes remained in their areas? Zambia is for all of us. This is the reason why Lambas, Lenjes and Solis have allowed all these other tribes in their regions. I shudder to imagine what would have happened if it was vice verser, we would not talk.

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  27. Our politics have become very interesting and its time to watch and judge who is who in terms of principles or party ideologies. This time around until President Lungu dissolves parliament we will witness a lot of mercenary movements. PF is now enjoying relative stability unlike last time after the death MCS. So the opposition especially MMD is in total confusion.

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  28. @Buck teeth lungu, which memos are written in bemba? Be factual and truthful dont behave like Mr bean and please acknowledge the fact that Bemba is the second most spoken language in Zambia after English, it covers about 5 provinces and you can find it in almost all provincial centres. So if you cant stomach that then go hang yourself.

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  29. Ba Buck teeth… no wonder your tribal leader can’t gain any meaningful votes- you insult the very tribe that you bank on to usher you to state house- doont insult the crocodile b4 you cross the river!!!

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