Dr Nevers Mumba during the news briefing
Dr Nevers Mumba during the news briefing

Opposition MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba has been arrested and charged with the offense of criminal trespass.

This follows his recent storming of ZNBC offices in Lusaka where he went to complain about a new story that was aired during a 19:00hrs news bulletin.

Dr. Mumba who by broadcast time was locked at woodlands police station was picked up this afternoon after the police conducted a search for a firearm at his Kabulonga residence.
He has been denied bond.

And speaking behind bars Dr. Mumba says he will not stop talking until the petition for the August presidential election has been heard by the Constitutional Court.

He says he is ready to go to court for this.

And opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has accused President Edgar Lungu of directing the police to arrest Dr. Mumba over firearms.

He told journalists shortly after Dr. Mumba was charged and locked behind bars that it is unfortunate that the police have arrested the MMD faction leader without sending him a call out.

Mr. Hichilema also finds it unfortunate that the police had denied Dr. Mumba bond.

UPND Media team has issued the following statement to the media

A FAILED STATE IS UPON US – GARY NKOMBO (UPND)

The creation of a failed state is upon us and we alert all Zambians to beware that the Patriotic Front Government is determined to cause chaos as a result of the fear that has gripped President Lungu following the widespread local, regional and international criticism and condemenation over the shabby and embarrassing manner in which the August Elections were rigged.

Our team of UPND leaders which included UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and other senior leaders and supporters came to show solidarity with MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba, because we have been prepared for these emerging desperate actions from the PF which are simply signs of great fear from frightened men who do not know how to get out of the chaos they have created for themselves after the clumsiest elections in Zambian history, eclipsing even the elections under the One Party UNIP era. They are now making desperate attempts to scare and silence members of the opposition and general public from commenting on the stark revelations that they lost the 2016 August election to the UPND hence their fear to allow the Presidential Petition from being heard.

It is strange that the State Police first arrived at Dr. Mumba’s residence around 10:30 hours demanding to search the house for stolen firearms without a search warrant. When challenged they hurriedly left only to emerge an hour later with a warrant upon which they proceeded to search the house accompanied by Mrs. Florence Mumba while Dr. Mumba held discussions r his lawyer. When the bogus search yielded a blank, they suddenly changed and said they were arresting Dr. Mumba for Criminal Tresspass and requested him to accompany them to Woodlands Police Station

Dr. Mumba has been remanded in custody for a and bailable offence of Criminal Traspass resulting from a a walk-in visit to ZNBC studios on Thursday 8th September, 2016 where he went to verify an un-clear news item that had ran on the 1900hrs news bulletin related to the on-going Presidential Petition court case after receiving numerous calls from concerned members of the public. This arrest is nothing but part of a wider clampdown on democratic freedoms which started with the closure of the privately owned Post newspaper, followed by Muvi TV, Komboni and Itezhi-Tezhi radio stations planned ahead of rigging the elections. It is part of a strategy to intimidate and shut the voices of the opposition and any dissenting voice following the controvertial August elections which are widely believed to have been won by the UPND.

We make an urgent appeal to the EU and the Donor community represented in Zambia, the AU and SADC Representatives not to merely standby and watch the deteriorating situation but urge them to make urgent intervention before the situation escalates to dangerous proportions.

The MMD is an electoral strategic alliance partner with the UPND via a signed Memorandum of Understanding in the August 2016 election.

GARY NKOMBO

UPND MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT – MAZABUKA CENTRAL
UPND MEDIA TEAM

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76 COMMENTS

    • Fighting somebody’s battle has made him sleep standing and the owner of the battle is sleeping on his bed. Freedom fighter in hotel woodlands, yaba!

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    • Gary … There’s no failed state among the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise, only failed politicians wanting the entire country to fail with them.

      These failed politians have nothing else to do thus their current actions. The smart people of this enterprise are not going to follow their antics and they will soon find out how lonely they can be.

      You got to understand that these guys don’t want the campaign period to be over because post elections they have nothing meanings to do.

      They can’t bring us down with them and as for you Gary start preparing to take over your party with Dr. Banda

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    • Stop pasting parroted scripts from unrelated circumstances to Zambia. How can your political failures be same as failed state? Maybe Garry you are taking Zambia for a failed state because we simply fired you when you stole from Zambia Airways and ZCF only to be shielded by your late uncle Ben Mwiinga. Disillusioned Nevers has set himself for real problems. On Friday at Chainama Rhetoric center he publicly made “Civil War decrees” against the state and people of Zambia. Watch this space and come back later.

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    • In case you have had no time for the rantings done this Friday at the so called Chainama Rhetoric Center.
      Nevers said “its better to die in the battle front and the time is now”. That is a civil war decree against the state and peaceful people of Zambia. Hope he leads the way to die first with all his children to be exemplary. The fact is that Never’s life of manipulations and falsification has been exposed and crashed. I do not support his reckless most unparalleled demagoguery.

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    • I thought HH was the only delusional one in UPND but boy was I wrong! Mr Nkombo the International community was front and center before, during and after elections. Trust me if they had seen any serious flaws they wouldn’t even wait for you to cry wolf! Just because ECL has ignored your childish, irresponsible behavior does not make Zambia ungovernable.
      Also the Zambian people country wide have made it clear they are not fighting your battles. So stop it with the nonsense!

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    • I DON’T THINK ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ANYONE CAN STORM IN A TV AND RADIO BROADCASTING ESTABLISHMENT WITHOUT APPOINTMENT WITHOUT BEING ARRESTED. TO THOSE WHO WANT TO PRETEND LIKE ANYONE CAN STORM THE BBC OR VOICE OF AMERICA ARE LIERS. IN FACT TEY MAY NOT GET BACK ALIVE. THEY CAN DEFINITELY BE SHOT DEAD TO AVOID ANTICIPATED LOSS OF LIFE AS THEY MAYBE SUSPECTED AS DANGEROUS CRIMINALS.

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    • The docility of the Zambian Police needs to come to end. How did the security wing allow him to enter ZNBC in the first place?

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    • yes and lets go to church and worship that white jesus that taught us to love our neighbours. We are a damaged people, i dont think we can be saved. we dont read, we dont study. we just know what we are told to learn in school. we have no critical analysis skills. we have outsheeped the sheep. atleast they need a dog to keep them in place. we on the other hand are keeping each other in place. we are so easy to control and manipulate. just go to church people and speak in your strange tongues. there is no hope for you.

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    • Criminal trespass? Did ZNBC have a restraining order against him in the first place? Was he legally banned to never ever set foot on ZNBC grounds before he went there? If not how can it be criminal trespass for just going to a place to complain, most likely, to someone in high office about an issue?And isn’t ZNBC a public owned, public funded company, meaning it belongs to all Zambian citizens? ZNBC is not a private company, it’s a public company funded by Dr. Mumba and other Zambians’ taxes. Thus he should have a right to go there and complain to someone if there is an issue. As long as he’s not breaking windows, throwing stones, or threatening someone.

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  1. Ba Gary Nkombo, what regional and international condemnation are you talking about? Haven’t you read all the congratulatory messages and also the seal of acceptance by the regional and international community that the elections were free and fair with a few hiccups.

    The only electoral condemnation is from UPND. Please stop spreading falsehoods.

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    • Ba my zambia.

      What congratulatory messages…..from mugabe and Mu7….and a fake phone call from senile and cancer stricken jimmy carter..

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    • Well! This UPND thinks the country can handed to them for winning three provinces with 40 + MPs against one with 90 + MPs & probably if we dig deeper we may find there was massive rigging in their so called stronghold where cows were allowed to vote. The disgraced pastor is a shame he was fired as Vice President for all sorts of underhand dealings & if that wasn’t enough he again misappropriated funds at the mission in Canada now he is behaving like a wild dog. Let HH fight his battles. Time of reckoning has come for these political Imbeciles to go into oblivion.

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  2. My zambia let these HH and UPND to make more noise, by next Wednesday all top leaders will be behind the bars. who do they think they are? which court now is going to hear from them? because, according to them all zambian judges are corrupt. Now who is going to attainment them? This is the last election HH has stood for, if he try 2021, zambian wont vote for him as they known him as a stupid man on earth .VIVA ECL AND PF UP 2030.

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    • @shi changwe…You really come off as some uninformed sycophant. Here are some facts you may want to look at. Since January 2015 when ECL took office, the Kwacha has been devalued by half, inflation shot from 7% in January 2015 to 20% today (2016) even as we speak. In January ECL declared that he had K10.9 million in assets, only to declare that he had K23.7million in assets 15 months later. He has never explained where the K13million increase in assets came from in 15 months. His ministers and deputies were recently ordered by the ConCourt to vacate the offices they were occupying illegally after the dissolution of parliament. They were also ordered to pay back the salaries and allowances they had illegally obtained. And remember they were doing all these illegal stuff with ECL’s full…

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    • (Continued)… knowledge. And also remember that this is YOUR money as a taxpayer that these ministers were illegally getting. Recently, Sweden and Finland asked to have their money back that was donated to ZNFU. K34million that was meant to help poor Zambian farmers, someone in Zambia pocketed it with impunity, forcing these two countries to intervene, and rightly so. Load shedding is back with no foreseeable solution in sight. Lastly, if you know how to google, google this: “Third hungriest country in the world.” Right now Zambia is holding that spot. So the future looks quiet bleak, with these people you are desperately longing to rule over you till 2030. Unless you’re one of the few in the upper echelon of this regime, you need to be worried about the coming years. With the…

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    • (Continued)… coming of IMF and their austerity measures, you better punch another hole in your belt to make sure it’s tight enough to hold your pants up.

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  3. We do not have Zambia Police (ZP). We have PF police (thugs) wearing our honorable ZP uniforms. Soon this will spin out control. I mean, our constitution is abrogated, courts are compromised, ZP is compromised. So next we citizens will start administering justice. In Zambia we are not safe with PF forcing themselves on Zambians. By all means there should be consequences of the PF, police and court’s conduct.

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    • clearly you are a victim of Gary NKOMBO’s propaganda. There was no rigging, no international criticism and certainly there no chaos in the country apart from the chaos he and HH are creating because they are still in denial. They will surely suffer the consequences if they do not accept the results. The government is the judge, jury and executioner. The false information they are trying to spread will only bite them in the back.

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  4. Ba Gary, we thought your silence in recent days was golden kanshi naimwe mafi fye mukanwa? No EU, UN, or Commonwealth is listening to you and your childishness. The international community is too busy with very important world problems to listen to bad losers like HH and you and other idiiots in UPND. They are busy with real problems like Syria and refugees. They know that they can trust Edgar Chagwa Lungu to tame foools like you.

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    • Mr Terrible Mr Terrible..

      Are you not ashamed that if HH lost fair and square let us hear his rigging evidence ?

      Why is the evidence being supprest ? Let us hear it.

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    • Gary is foolish no wonder all that clique who were UPND faithfuls didn’t seem to exist when fat Albert and his cronies were following HH kwati nilunshi alekonka amafi.

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    • Iwe spaka like lilo, do you remember that HH did say that he will not accept any results which declares him lost? His lawyers knew about time but ignored. These guys knew they had lost just wanted to cause mayhem. For ECL please bring that big stick now

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    • YOU KNOW AMA GUYS ABA THEY REALLY SHOCK ME. EVERY LITTLE SILLY THING THAT HAPPENS IN ZAMBIA AND MOSTLY OF THEIR MAKING, THEY ALWAYS SAY, “TWALASOSA KUBASUNGU”. WHAT STUUPID! DO YOU REALLY THINK MUZUNGU CARES ABOUT YOU AS YOU THINK HE DOES. HE IS ALSO BUSY SOLVING HIS OWN INTERNAL PROBLEMS TO BETTER HIS PEOPLES’ LIVES. “NDESOSA KUMUZUNGU”, MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE FUULS IN THEIR EYES. IN THE FIRST PLACE HE’S THE FIRST GUY WHO SAID ELECTIONS WERE FREE, FAIR AND TRANSPARENT. SO, WHICH OTHER MUZUNGU ARE YOU GOING TO REPORT TO? MOST OF THEM BY NOW KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT YOU.

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  5. Democracy comes with responsibility sir , but Mumba is merely an attention seeker otherwise is a failed politician government should not even have followed him. Don’t care about the loosers all they’re trying to do is to gain sympathy from General public so public can agree with them that they won an election . So PF read btn the lines don’t give the opposition attention . If an abnormal man is talking n you are also answering people will think all of you are not normal

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    • Shimwana walasa! The police just gave this failed politician the satisfaction he wants sympathy but dololo he won’t get it.

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  6. But according to the 13 15 znbc news bulletin on Friday, 9/9/16, Nervous Mumba stormed znbc news room. Not so much of a walk-in visit to me! It was also reported that he demanded to know the source of a specific news item, not so much of verification of unclear news item!

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  7. HH and the cartel are now reaping what they sowed. You can’t push people beyond what they can take. There is a famous physics fact says to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. HH asked for this and now look where they are rushing to, ati Regional and International community, kwisa? Balimisula abo akale. The chap Mumba must spend some goooood days in cells so that by the time he is out his landlord would have evicted his wife.
    Tuesday 13th September 2016 is dununa again.
    Congrats to HE ECL.on this historic moment and God bless you and great Zambia as you inspire us to a great future.

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    • Yes inspire you to raping democracy and plundering.

      That is why lungu is shutting down all independent media….so there is no opposition to his misrule and plunder.

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  8. When he writes his memoirs, HH will talk about how long it took him to grow into an adult.
    Yes he can produce children but his reasoning is still underfive.

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    • Bwana thank God that people who have ethics and stand for the rule of law and are not bribable exist in zambia.

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  9. Very reckless moves by government, hopefully they will sober up soon and start to consider the possibility that they need to do some work not just boozing and ordering police actions. Ukutumpa

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  10. Nevers Mumba’s desperation is just shocking…the man behaves as if he is the one who has lost the election. What did HH promise this man to be behaving like this…he is just on rampage inciting people to rise against a democratically elected government. Yesterday to please his small god (HH) he spewed a lot of rubbish at Chaninama Hotel. Let the man spend a few days in the cells hopefully when he comes out he will learn to keep his big gob shut. I also hear he is on hunger strike…let him strike he won’t last very long…he will start eating even before the inauguration ceremony.

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  11. Nevers is not as tough as he portrays himself. If he has a conviction about this cause, he should pray for the jail and not the court. LOOMING HUNGER IS CONFUSING THE ONCE ENERGETIC PREACHER…WHAT A MESSY!!!

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  12. Comment:I saw it cumn,dis is jst a simple case 2 begin wit, de man is borderd on treason charges wich wil soon surface afta de govnmnt is in plc coz de man spoke a lot so is his god HH.

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  13. Those who are still thinking Mumba will come out are wrong. He is in for treason and kwamana. One by one until all those who were at the place for the retards are locked up for treason. Don’t take us and peace for granted. Our cooool president will never be heard in public until Tuesday. Bye bye nevers the sacrificial lamb for hh.

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  14. He should be moved to Chimbokaila to join his Mwaliteta friend who is currently enjoying correctional facilities there. Martha Mushipe would
    soon join them to help in catering services.

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  15. Just wait until he appears in court next week then you’ll know what serious trouble Mumba has put himself in.

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  16. Next should be the two rich fools…hh and gbm..! The whole press briefing on Friday was nothing but inciting people to fight..! Hh and his minions are a danger to our peaceful Zambia..! Cage them.

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  17. The trouble with HH is that he is not a natural politician and is removed from reality. As a result he has no idea what happens on the ground and simply believes what he hears from his sycophants and money suckers ati boss balimitemwa abantu mu calo you are popular sir. The only time I heard him come close to reality was when he addressed a rally in Chililabombwe and accused Kopala residents that they attended his rallies in numbers but when it came to voting they voted for others not him. I thought he had learn that he was not popular.

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  18. Yaba these fools can make you laugh. Ati “…widely believed to have been won by the UPND.” Proper madness at its worst. Maybe the meaning of of the word “widely” has just been changed. As some people have always said Hakaivutikila Heka will never be president of this great nation.
    Try to cause trouble on tuesday and you will see how we shall pick you by your balls!

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  19. This debate is okay on this blog apart from the fo0ls who come from misguided parents who think insulting is winning. Just blog in a civilised manner, there is too much ubupuba in this country, even simple blogging in a mature manner is an issue. Both ECL and HH are sons of Zambia, let’s respect both as we post our comments

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  20. The only time I heard HH come close to reality was when he addressed a rally in Chililabombwe and accused Kopala residents that they attended his rallies in numbers but when it came to voting they voted for others not him. I thought he had learn that he was not popular. Well yes he did, which is why his was-to-be petition concentrated on voting in Lusaka but was also disappointed when Mwaliteta was arrested prematurely and petition collapsed.

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  21. Mwashibukeni bane. Mr Mumba was to be a Prime Minister, a position UPND was to create through dreamed majority UPND parliament.. That’s Y comrade Mumba is bwataukaring

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  22. Poor Gary Nkombo, he still refers to the foool Nervous as MMD president. Nervous himself now refers to UPND as “our party”, haven’t you heard ba Gary? That is why Nervous never brought a single vote to UPND. The undisputed MMD President is Felix Mutati.
    And Gary, as UPND media (or Mafia) team, you are pathetic if you cant get your facts right before you twist them. Where is Dipak Patel? At least Dipak pretended genuinely….kikikikiki

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  23. The international community has enough.on its plates right now (North Korea, Syria, Iraq, ISIS, Boko Haram, even Donald Trump and his Mexico wall) to take up self inflicted problems by Kalusa. They would be quite happy for Zambia to lock away Nervous and any other Zambian idoits until the real international issues are resolved. But dont worry Gary, 5 years of ECL rule is very long, you will soon be history by end of September. Your imagined war and armageddon will not take place, there is no war which can take place and succeed in Zambia without popular support. No Zambian even in Dundumwezi is willing to die for HH, get that in your thick heads.

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  24. Shame on Mumba. Love of money bwafya. For the sake of the country please let these people be caged because their outbursts are really scary. Even if its freedom of speech, upnd failures are really overdoing it. Hh watch your mouth otherwise you will join your friend. Garry if i were you i would keep quite or speak sensible things. The simpathy you are seeking from the international community wont help and your lawyers are not advising you accordingly because its more money in thier pockets.

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  25. And you Gary are you not a member of parliament reelected? You cannot be a rebel leader fighting government from the bush at the same time can you?

    And tribalism does not seem to be far from HH’s mouth. He says Essau Chulu rigged the elections to ensure his ngoni tribesmate remained in office. So now the tribal attacks have shifted from bemba monkeys to ngoni rats? Still remains tribalism though. And very soon GBM will hear for himself that he has remained a bemba monkey as far as UPND is concerned. These things are natural with HH and Sejanu, Munkombwe and all the people who ca the shots in UPND including Gary himself. Just a matter of weeks now before UPND returns to its post Mazoka chuundu chaitwa party.

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  26. @edrdin, quote “The government is the judge, jury and executioner. The false information they are trying to spread will only bite them in the back” Is this what you believe in? whoa! Do other Zambians agree, With all due respect, I disagree

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  27. More Chainama clients. Why is it only new members of rejected party go to jail, mwaliteta, gbm, and now disgraced pastor

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  28. GARRY NKOMBO YOU ARE THE WORST PLITICIAN I HAVE COME ACCROSS I THOUGHT BEING TO UNZA MADE YOU CLEVER BUT INSTEAD IT WORSENED YOPUR ILITERACY. ECL WILL RULE WHETHER YOU WANT OR NOT AND BY THE WAY YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED TO ATTEND THE INAUGURATION THIS TUESDAY. EU AND SADC WERE HERE AND DECLAED THE ELECTIONS FREE AND FAIR SO JUST SHUT UP

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  29. Continue locking up this satan messiah Mumba N. for misconduct. Mumba is well placed and understands the Law better. One cannot just storm into the ZNBC Studios like entering Kamwala Toilets. The Studios are government security sensitive area and must be accorded deligent protection they deserve. There is no any acceptable reasons whatsoever Mumba can forward but to remain locked up pending investigations.

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  30. Nevers Mumba
    a) Failed at Unza and couldn’t get past First Year into Second Year
    b) Failed as a Priest. What happened to ” Zambia Shall be Saved?”
    c) Failed as Republican Vice President and was booted out
    d) Failed as ambassador in Canada and has yet to account for funds
    e) Failed to organize the MMD party
    f) Failed again together with HH to convince Zambians they can lead the county.
    Why would anybody listen to this Serial Failure?

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  31. LETS US NOT PREACH CIVIL STRIFE MR GARY NKOMBO PLEASE LEARN TO CONCEDE DEFEAT. THE NUMBER OF MPS PF HAS GIVES EVERYONE CLUE THAT PF HAS MAJORITY SUPPORT. BESIDES, GENUINE ZAMBIANS HAVE STOPPED VOTING FOR NAMES OR TRIBE. LOOK AT HOW INDEPENDENT MPS PERFORMED IN AREAS WHERE GENUINE ZAMBIANS SURPASSED BIG NAMES LIKE YAMFWA MUKANGA AND THE REST. GARY NKOMBO REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL FIGHT ALONE IN CHIMBOKAILA IF YOU CONTINUE BEING ILLUSIVE. IN ZAMBIA, WE FIGHT THROUGH THE BALLOT AND THE WAR IS OVER. KEEP THAT SEDITIOUS MATERIAL COME 13TH SEPTEMBER. AKANYELELE NGAWAKAPIMPILA, KALASUMA. DO NOT TAKE ECL AND GENUINE ZAMBIANS FOR GRANTED. GARY NKOMBO, I AM PUTTING EMPHASIS ON ‘GENUINE ZAMBIANS’, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN AND LET US NOT PRETEND. WE KNOW THAT PATRIOTIC ZAMBIANS LIKE LATE MAZOKA ANDERSON…

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  32. I discovered that the devil can quote the Bible better than the Pope. Since HH doesn’t appear to know the Bible very well the devil has picked on Nevers to accomplish the evil mission.

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  33. FAILED STATE? GARY GO TO SOMALIA, LIBRIA, SUDAN AND IRAQ AND RANT THE TANTRUMS YOU ARE MAKING ON THIS SITE AND LET US SEE IF YOU WILL COME BACK, IF YOU DO, YOU WILL BE AS CARGO ON KENYA AIRWAYS.YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A F..C..K.IN BORE,

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  34. I voted for the UPND on August 11. but given another chance to vote i wouldn’t because i have realized how shallow minded and power hungry these guys are. they really don’t well for Zambian. May God deliver Zambia from the evil hands of these selfish business men.

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