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MMD Presidency still unresolved after court says appellant should have taken case to ConCourt

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MMD President Nevers Mumba
MMD President Nevers Mumba

The Presidency of the former ruling party, the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) is still not resolved after the decision by the Supreme court that the appeal case should have gone directly to constitutional. MMD has had two centers of power since the 2015, after two factions led by Felix Mutati and Nevers Mumba laid claim to the presidency.

Dr Mumba had challenged the legality of the convention which saw his executive kicked out office in May 2016 and replaced the by Felix Mutati led executive.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that the appellant in the case in which MMD President Felix Mutati appealed to the supreme to determin jurisdiction of the high court in a constitutional matter should be taken to the constitutional court as it was the right forum to address the grievances of the parties.

The Supreme Court Judges Hamaundu, Malila and Makungu sitting in Kabwe said the appeal should have gone directly to the constitutional court because it had the jurisdiction on constitutional issues.

The judges said the appeallents should not have taken the appeal to the Supreme court because the constitutional court has powers to listen to matters which were below the lower courts.

The Supreme court Judges who sat as a full bench have since said that it was up to parties involved to take the matter to the constitutional court.

The Mutati faction has indicated that they will take their appeal to the supreme court to determine who is the true leader of the MMD

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13 COMMENTS

  1. WHY FIGHT OVER A CORPSE? MMD DIED A LONG TIME AGO. MUTATI AND MUMBA ARE NOW SCAVANGING LIKE VULTURES OR HYENAS ON A DEAD CORPSE AFTER THE LIONS HAVE HAD THEIR BEST SHARE.

    • The defacto president of MMD is Edward. The two camps need to stop fighting and recognize Edward as the de jure president of MMD.

  2. This is confusing because other media houses have reported that Nevers has been confirmed as MMD President. Elizabeth Chitika looks a shell of her former self, indeed beauty fades with time

  3. But the four mps and the structures headed by Rafa are answerable and are loyal to Felix and RB. What is pastor punka fighting for?? When he took over, the party had 48 mps. All the main characters abandoned him, Dora, Namugala. He stood in 2015 and got 1% vote. Lost cause…

  4. So the Mutati group will be appalling to the Supreme court. To detemin who is the true leader of MMD INTERESTING.

  5. It’s sad neither of the two is a bonfide member of the MMD. Mumba was calling for the blood of MMD leaders using TVZ on his program Zambia Shall be Saved. Mutati could not open his mouth against the mighty Unip because KK had just given him a big position in one of the parastatals. All the founder members are either dead or have lost interest in politics.

  6. This story is not true. This is what Nakachinda had said. ZNBC and Zambia Daily Mail clearly states that the Court ruled that Nevers Mumba is the true leader of MMD

  7. Why should the Supreme court take 2 years to come to a conclusion that the appellant should have taken the case to the constitutional court. What a waste of time by the supreme court, this type of inertia is ludicrous.

  8. The sooner the constitutional court determines the better, so that people can start organising the party for 2021 elections. Mr. Nevers Mumba is already out because he has been convicted and Jailed. So the issue is now to have a credible MMD leadership and not Mutati again because of corruption issues which are known by everyone.

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