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Court throws out Dr Mumba’s application to challenge Mutati

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Mutati, Nakacinda and MMD Muchinga constituency candidates
Mutati, Nakacinda and MMD Muchinga constituency candidates

Former Movement for Multi-party and Democracy President Nevers Mumba’s application to challenge the newly elected party President Felix Mutati in the Lusaka High Court has been thrown out by Lusaka High Court Judge Shapi Phiri.

Dr Mumba has continued to hold on to hope that the courts would hand him back the party even after he deliberately chose to abstain from a constitutional requirement of party general convention every 5 years. The former party leader refused to accept the out come of the convention which elected Mr Mutati as the leader of the party.

The Registrar of Societies has since recognized Mr Mutati and the newly elected NEC members as the legitimate office bearers of the MMD something that enraged the embattled former President of the party leading to his faction sueing the Registrar of Societies through his appointed National Secretary Rev Ruben Sambo.

Judge Shapi Phiri has since ruled that Mr Mutati and the new NEC were the legitimate leaders of the MMD as they had furnished the Registrar of Societies with the relevant requirements in the aftermath of the Party convention.

The judge also noted that Dr Mumba had deliberately decided not to provide evidence that the Registrar of Societies had recognized the Mutati led dully elected National Executive Committee as the legitimate office bearers of the party.

Meanwhile MMD National National Youth Chairperson Dauzen Tembo, has said this ruling has now finally put to rest the unwarranted debate on who the legitimate President for MMD is.

Mr Tembo also warned the media to desist from referring to “any one on the streets as MMD President” saying “We believe the media have now been given guidance by the courts on who the legitimate leader of the party is.”

“There is no faction in the MMD, so let Dr. Mumba now join the UPND as an individual, as the MMD we are resolved to rebuild our party from the poor leadership we had in the former leader, Mr Tembo further said the Daily Nation News paper committed no offence in calling Dr. Mumba as a former MMD president.”

45 COMMENTS

  1. I have not even read this story.Just this 1diocy of dancing like idiocy really irritates me.It shows no seriousness at all.And guess who introduced it.The one and only RB

    • You never seen me commenting on Mutati, because I consider him useless. Mutati is non factor in anything.
      Nevers Mumbs should just continue with his business of preaching how terrible RB & Lungu have turned against Zambians who voted for them through funerals.

    • LET IT BE DR MUMBA JUST LET THEM HAVE IT GOD HAS BETTER PLANS FOR YOU. REMEMBER THE STORY OF JOB. ITS WHEN YOU THINK ALL IS TAKEN FROMBYOU WHEN GOD TURNS THINGS AROUND AND GIVES YOU YOUR TRUE BLESSING. WITH MUTATI ALIGNING WITH LUNGU I CAN ALMOST CONFIRM THAT GOD HAD BETTER PLANS FOR YOUR SERVICE. GOD SAYS IN HOSEA 8:4 “THEY SET UP KINGS BUT NOT BY ME, THEY HAVE MADE PRINCES AND I KNEW IT NOT. OF THIER SILVER AND GOLD THEY MADE THEM IDOLS,THAT THEY MAY BE CUT OFF!”
      THE GOOD WILL NOT SUFFER FOREVER. GODS JUSTICE WILL REIGN AND ZAMBIA SHALL BE SAVED. LET THEM HAVE IT!!!!! ALL WE KNOW IS YOU STOOD WITH THE PEOPLE IN OUR TIME OF SUFFERING AND THAT SIR IS THE GREATEST CALLING OF ALL.

  2. …..desist from referring to “any one on the streets as MMD President” , so Mumba belongs to the streets now, too bad for him.

    Anyway, it appears he can blame himself, I don`t think he put in much effort to show that he was the legitimate MMD President.

    Bad news for my old friend Rev. Reuben Sambo, he fought hard for Mumba, but Mumba was just too relaxed and not solving his problems. Well, incompetence at its height

  3. Nevers was misled by the Kaponya mafia Boer thug types of Scott Mmembe, Charlotte, GBM and Kalusa (HH). Cretins

  4. The MOU signed between Mumba and HH is it going hold. what will happen to it since now Mumba is no longer MMD president..

  5. Mumba don’t waste your time Edgar chakolwa Kaloba Wrungu is running the judiciary come next month under the able leadership of his excellence Hakainde Hichilema you will the president of the biggest opposition party or sorry their will be no opposition because their will be nothing to oppose as all opposition will be happy with HH’s managing of the economy and all government institutions.

  6. its time for the lost son to come home every thing is gone now and UPND and HH are not the answer go run the church business because there is no winning in you any more.

  7. As for me, am glad this former pastor Nevers Mumba did not align himself with pf coz anything he touches politically is bound to fail.e.g NCC and MMD.Mumba is a cursed person.Read JEREMIAH 10.

    • So in other words, since he has touched the ”other” party, you know which one, it shall wither?…nice one there!

  8. Its over Dr Mumba and its good coz other Zambians need to learn.In Zambia we need to stop the culture of walking the road of least resistance – like flouting party rules ,flouting building codes and flouting city ordinance of not trading on city sidewalks.We can’t be a nation of doing whatever anybody likes.

  9. What does the constitution of upnd say on the tenure of the party presidency?is it wamuyayaya?birds of the same feathers…………

  10. Touch not the annointed ones. Is He annointed? Kuwayawaya fye! A bunch of loosers: Who doesn’t know them?

  11. Ba Lusaka Times who has hired you?.This story is an old one and not current.The appeal case at high court(Registrar of Societiesay and Supreme court(Mutati gong’a presidency) are not yet ruled

  12. Never’s Greed sunk MMD
    ?====================?
    NSM TKOed
    The unceremonious-like natural sacking of Nevers is no doubt good for the MMD and could bring some hope in the once vibrant party. In as much as it is good to have MMD around like the UNIP, it was heavily immoral for NSM through his selfish nature to have wanted to pull MMD completely down. Going forward, Zambia desires progressive leaders and down to earth leaders not petty and unstable ones like HH. NSM is now HH’s mere Goon, yak! WTF.

  13. …Judge Phiri is behaving like Judge Masupa of SA…clearly Nevers has a strong case against the tricky stars the Mutati faction….
    …who called and authorised the so called convention which elected the expelled Mutati…I don’t think the legitimate MMD NEC voted in favor of the convention…who funded the gathering..because the legitimate MMD treasurer did not…Mutati was pronounced expelled long before the convention…the nakachindas were on suspension……let Nevers go all the way to supreme court may b he may get a reasonable Judge to give him audience….

    • ..where is LAZ kanshi…it needs to add its voice to this saga…such slogan ati boma ni boma must be trumped on…

  14. Nervous Mumba was wrong for lying to us all from the very beginning. The Christian Coalition he set up, he said was not a party. He lied. I end there.

    • And the almight GOD who cannot be mocked is punishing him now! Ba Nevers nabo kuwaywaya fye…no direction, no stamina, no political aura, no political clout..nothing! Just go back to the pulpit ba Pastor before the flock is scattered! Zambia Shall Be Saved was a good programme!

  15. The support of Mutati’s MMD for President Lungu is what will change the game. Mutati and RB have the bigger share of MMD. Last presidential bye election, Mutati had supported HH and RB supported Lungu. That’s why you saw the tight result between HH and Lungu. Now with both Mutati and RB supporting Lungu, President Lungu is destined for clear victory, make no mistake.

    • I disagree…..the economy is ruined, Lungu has looted K15m, PF lawlessness has skyrocketed just like groceries and corruption. So has debt, mealie meal, saladi, unemployment, taxes, rentals, sugar.
      That is the game changer.

    • @ Jouito

      Why weren’t all those factors you mentioned not a game changer in the Presidential bye election fo 2015? Oh they were not a factor simply because Mutati was on your side…I get it, you damn id!ot!

  16. UPND members open your eyes, HH has driven your party over the cliff. With RB and Mutati both supporting ECL, that margin you enjoyed last election will not be there. Forget about ‘penrtrating PF strongholds’ people are just chewing your money ! HH has even appointed Nevers as Prime Minister leaving out genuine party members. HH has also brought in GBM whose papers are forged. Are you sure UPND has run short of members with good papers ? We have also lost this one

  17. Mr. Nevers Mumba, sure always losing your battles, ichi chena chashupa. Just accept your new position as UPND vice president for BS Manufacturin, that is all you are good at. Total BULL!

  18. What do you expect from these compromised courts whose Judges are RB and Lungusha’s relatives? Nothing good will ever come out of the so called Con-court. Zambians just need to wake up and say NO to the Animal Farm.

  19. This is really mafia justice. I did not once dream that Zambia would sink this low. How can people who have been expelled- some on suspension- call for a convention, take part in elections and then win?

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