Felix Mutati at the launch of the card renewal for Lusaka Province
Felix Mutati at the launch of the card renewal for Lusaka Province

Former MMD President Felix Mutati has said that he will not appeal the Lusaka High court ruling that declared Nevers Mumba as the Party’s President.

Mr. Mutati said that there is no need to remain on the path of fighting BUT that there are other ways to serve the country, adding that he respected the Judgement by the High Court.

Mr. Mutati said that he remained open to any rational political options that are progressive, sustainable, and centered on service.

Mr. Mutati was speaking to journalists in Kafue.

However, Former MMD National Secretary, Raphael Nakachinda said as Chief Executive Officer of the Party, he will appeal the case.

He told ZNBC News in a telephone interview that the decision not to appeal the case by Mr. Mutati is personal.

Mr. Nakachinda said the decision to appeal is based on seeking justice for many MMD Members.

Earlier, the Lusaka MMD District Executive called on Mr. Mutati and Mr. Nakachinda to appeal the Lusaka High court ruling.

District Secretary, Reuben Mambwe said the committee and the seven Constituencies have also resolved to disown Dr. Mumba.

Mr. Mambwe who was flanked by MMD members told ZNBC News that party loyalty will always be with Mr. Mutati who has proved to be a good leader.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with Felix Chipota Mutati, sometimes you’ve to move on although things seem unfair to you. There are many ways in which you can serve your country. Most of us know that there’s nowhere Nervers Mumba is going to take MMD. He’ll abandon it the moment he sees an opportunity to eat somewhere

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    • Nevers mumba’s MMD is beatable by Nawakwi’s FDD.

      At the hands of Nevers Mumba, MMD would wind up like UNIP. I guess that is what p.i.s.s.e.s Rafa off.
      I don’t see the courts overturning this. But I guess taking time on this might just open a plan B.
      Nevers is a menace.

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  2. Zambian politicis leave alot to be desired. The only party in zambia that does not seem to have internal squabbles is the UPND. Although the PF claim that we are undemocratic, we are mature enough to agree who should lead us. Is it not democracy itself that says the will of the majority should be respected? with democracy there is a need for maturity. You cannot have democracy where everyone wants to lead. We in Upnd have continued to have confidence in HH and no where have we had internal fights. Those that have been bought off have left the party without us personally attacking them. A reflection of how mature and progressive the upnd is. PLease vote UPND

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  3. Good idea Hon Mutati, there is little time before 2021, fighting in courts is a sheer waste of time and energy. Let Hon Nakachinda fight back, no problem. I suggest that you register an MMD2 under a different name and woo all MMD members to where they rightfully belong. Leave directionless Nervous Mumimba to fight his battles with a shell MMD.
    What Zambia needs right now is an Economic Manager and that is you Hon Mutati, NOT those other unprincipled pretenders.

    And don’t waste time listening to PF when they realise how desperate a situation they are in. The few PF sycophants will never accept you but they want to use you. Let them join you in the new party where you will call the shots. You are assured of the first vote which is mine in 2021, there are many more out there.

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  4. Mutati, you are acting as if this was a reasonable dispute. You were hoodwinked by Raphael and used by PF. Sir. you were expelled, and withdrew your appeal after you were offered a pasture by PF, with the help of Min. of Home Affairs. The court has simply said you were impersonating the MMD presidency, there was no faction, Its like me waking up and saying I’m UPND PRESIDENT , I even begin to appoint people, push propaganda, and pay journalists to refer to me as UPND PRESIDENT. It was a lie all along, we told you that you have caused injury to the MMD by allowing PF to use you to finish the party. Sometimes integrity is more important than chancing Sir. I had worked hard to stand on MMD ticket in Livingstone, your act injured hundreds of people who lost the opportunity to contest…

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  5. This is your African politics for you. Everyone just goes into it for financial gain, not service. Nakachinda is just worried that he might loose his appointment as MP with this latest court judgement favouring Nevers Mumba. Nakachinda is hoping that by the time his appeal is concluded, 2021 would have come and in the meantime his salary and gratuity as MP will be assured.
    If we removed these hefty salaries and gratuity from these elective political offices in Africa, we would begin seeing only decent characters with tangible solutions for our national problems, seeking political offices. Currently we mostly have just loud mouths- but empty upstairs- ruling us. Most decent fellows keep away from African politics due to the dirt and corruption associated with our politics. Let Nakachinda…

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  6. ….Apologise to the MMD country wide for deceiving them and wasting the parties time. Apologise to the real leadership who were civil enough to watch you impersonate and seek justice through the court of laws, all the insults your “youth” hurled at the legitimate leadership. Some will still stand with you, even Barabbas had sympathizers. But I can’t stand with you because over the last 5 years you have switched platforms too many times for me to know what you stand for. You have finally done what you should have done after the first ruling, you would have saved us valuable time. Good riddance.

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  7. Mutati was used by lungu to scatter MMD then dumped………mumba is now being groomed by lungu who will most likely need a MMD useful foo.l to stay in power……

    Mumba , all those tu ma court cases you are winning is only lungu playing the parapet master with you…..

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  8. Mutati was used by lungu to scatter MMD then dumped………
    mumba is now being groomed by lungu who will most likely need a MMD useful foo.l to stay in power……

    Mumba , all those tu ma court cases you are winning is only lungu playing the parapet master with you…..

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  9. Felix M was used by lungu to scatter MMD then dumped………mumba is now being groomed by lungu who will most likely need a MMD useful foo.l to stay in power……
    Never M , all those tu ma court cases you are winning is only lungu playing the parapet master with you…..

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  10. Nakachinda is worried that if he loses his so called position in the MMD then he will become irrelevant and his nomination as MP will be withdrawn that’s why he is still fighting whilst Mutati has nothing to lose and therefore can’t waste time appealing.

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  11. This Nakachinda is only fighting for his own economic survival,he is just being selfish,let mutati withdraw from this protracted legal battle of the MMD,mutati knows that even if he appeals,he will not win this one,so Nakachinda is only trying to prolong his stay in parliament through a court process which might drag beyond 2021.

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