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Nevers Mumba Calls For A Zambians First Policy and Demands The Removal of All Chinese Notices in Public Places

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The Opposition New Hope Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) President Dr. Nevers Mumba has called on all Zambians to send a strong message to the Government that the country’s policy must be Zambians First.

In a statement released to the media, the MMD leader called for the removal of all notices written in Chinese from all public places and replace them with English. Dr. Mumba further called for the immediate deportation of the Chinese national who used racist remarks against a Zambian.

Dr. Mumba also urged the Government to call for an emergency bilateral meeting with China through their embassy to discuss matters that could injure the future relations between the two countries and demand mutual respect and equitable reciprocity.

Below is the full statement

Zambia – China policy must change now.

By Dr. Nevers Mumba

I approach this subject in my three capacities. As a DIPLOMAT, as Former VICE PRESIDENT, and as a PASTOR.

China has been a partner of Zambia since independence. As a young man growing up in Chinsali, we grew up with Chinese people as they built TAZAMA 1,700 pipeline from Dares Salaam to Ndola. (52 years ago)

They later built TAZARA from Dare-salaam to Kapiri Mposhi. They intermarried.

    1. Relations should be based on Mutual benefit to both peoples. (Diplomat)
    2. Must be based on equality as all men are created equal and justice must be for all. (Pastor)
    3. Leaders must listen to the governed as they lead them. (VP)

Zambia / China policy must change now. The government is implicating the Chinese population in Zambia. When Zambians are attacked in China. The Zambian Government is mute. When a Chinese calls a Zambian a foreigner in his own country, the Government is mute. When a Chinese ill-treats a Zambian, the Govt is mute. When a Chinese kills a Zambian, the Govt is mute, but when a Zambian challenges a Chinese for ill-treating Zambians, he is made to apologize.

In Public Policy this picture is lethal against a sitting Govt. It shows that the decision makers in such a government are eating off the hands of the Chinese. This perception must change now. The behavior of the PF government not only angers Zambians but puts the lives of Chinese in Danger. Once Zambians feel that their government is standing with foreigners and not them, they are tempted to take the law in their own hands.

When Zambians are attacked in China. The Zambian Government is mute. When a Chinese calls a Zambian a foreigner in his own country, the Government is mute. When a Chinese ill-treats a Zambian, the Govt is mute. When a Chinese kills a Zambian, the Govt is mute, but when a Zambian challenges a Chinese for ill-treating Zambians, he is made to apologize.

Mr President, from a Public Policy point of view. The Zambians have concluded, rightly or wrongly that your government has been financially compromised by the Chinese concerned and in the process you have surrendered the entire Zambian population to Chinese domination. The statements from the ministers of Labor and local government have cemented this unfortunate position.

Last year, a Chinese national called Kenyans monkeys and within hours, the Presidency directed that the Chinese be deported within hours.

Having served as Pastor for 41 years, as a Diplomat and Vice President, I wish to propose as follows:

    1. That the government immediately deports the Chinese national who used racist remarks against a Zambian.
    2. That the government interrogates, in a public manner those Chinese accused of oppressing and abusing Zambians in places of work and thereafter take decisive steps to protect Zambians from further abuse.
    3. Remove all notices written in Chinese from all public places and replace them with English.
    4. Call for an emergency bilateral meeting with China through their embassy to discuss matters that could injure the future relations between our two countries. We must demand for mutual respect and equitable reciprocity.
    5. Insist that only Chinese with needed professional qualifications be allowed to work in Zambia.

I call on all Zambians to send a strong message to the Government that our policy must be Zambians First.

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37 COMMENTS

  1. I am asking you in your former capacity as v/ president. Was TAZAMA built by Italians or Chinese?

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    • If you visit another country you are obliged to learn and use their language. You cant force your hosts to learn your language unless you are arrogant.
      Like the colonisers who invaded Africa. Even the Chinese will agree to this since they have been fighting colonisers for a long time.

  2. Dr Nevers Mumba for once has said something true! Zambians first, why should we have notices written in Chinese? Can one find a notice written in SiLozi in Guangzhou?

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  3. Thank you Dr. Mumba for bringing this topic this is what HH has been talking about Zambians first when foreigners come they should partner with the Zambian people natural resources should belong to Zambians licences for mining cultivation of marijuana and all natural resources should be given to Zambians and foreigners should come in with capital only but the way it is now it’s not good it’s either licences are given to politically connected persons or foreigners there is nothing for a poor Zambian the poor remains poorer the rich gets richer that’s Zambia for you but things should change from next year all Zambians should have access to the wealth of the country whether educated or not this thing of only the educated should eat nice is killing Africa and please Zambians next year vote…

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  4. please Zambians next year vote with your brain not your stomach if they bribe you with money or food to vote for them take and eat their money but don’t give them your vote finish try to think for the future of your children when voting it’s not about you but the future it’s not about tribe but the future.

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  5. Well said Mumba!
    Pf has sold zambia to chinese.
    pf are in the pockets of chinese.
    Look at how senior pf members attacked Miles Sampa for doing something courageous!
    And look at how Miles retreated with his tale between his legs in fear.
    Clearly the chinese, who hold lungu and crew in the palms of their hands, threatened to deal with lungu and so he had to sacrifice zambia to save his skin.

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  6. An emergency bilateral meeting for both countries to discuss matters is definately an important call. On the other issues, individual authorities concerned (Ministry of Labour, Foreign Affairs etc) should be competent enough to act without special directives.

    One thing that beats me – where was the opposition all this time chinese notices and signs were being put in public places? Did they have to wait for something sinister to happen before shouting: “take them down!”?

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  7. Good write up by Nevers Mumba though I beg to disagree on this type of copy and paste type of mentality with Donald Trump of USA, “Zambia first vs America first”.

    The cardinal point is that let there be equality between citizens of Zambia and Chinese investors or any other foreign investors.

    They bring in their expertise and merchandise but they must abide by the laws of the land.

    They must engage in fair business practices. They fall short of that, they must pack and go.

    Just like I’m saying now, PF must go!

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  8. Dear Mumba, It is a big lie that the chinese who came to build the TAZARA/TAZAMA intermarried with Zambians. All the chinamen had with our Zambian was sex with the Bemba women in the villages for a ngwee or two. After the TAZARA was completed we never heard of a chinaman who took a bemba woman to Whuhang or Shangai as his wife. Neither have we seen a chinaman that has settled in Chinsali with the bemba woman as his wife. All we see are some bembas with small eyes without any trace of their fathers. Some have done very well and are well known politicians.

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  9. I’m with Nevers Mumba here!
    [email protected] Funkutu P.F is eating with both hands here, kneeling to Zambians & begging for their vote when it’s election time, then as soon as the P.F Kh0swe’z are elected to office, quickly abandon the citizen who elected them to serve Zambians, go on to recieve big bribes & fight for the Chinese & other “infestors” therefore these Corrupt P.F Brutes should be exposed now & thrown out in 2021.
    LASTLY, #P.FMUSTGO!

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  10. Comeon you people,the whole Chinese Problem started with KK,Tazara,road constitution…etc.and now when the Chinese take over the whole country you can do nothing but cry….

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  11. Nevers is no longer nervous, he has spoken well and the mind of all noble and indigenous Zambians, the only foreign Zambians in Zambia are those siding with their fellow foreigners in oppressing and mistreating genuine Zambians.

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  12. Nevers you are lying. There was no intermarriages between the Bemba women in Chinsali nor Mpika and Chinamen who came to build the TAZARA. The chinamen were only having s.e.x with the bemba women for a ngwee or two. After the TAZARA project was completesd we never heard ofa chinaman who to a bemba woman to Whuhang or Shangai as his wife. Neither did we see a chianaman settling in Chinsali with a Bemba wife. Or we see are some bembas with small eyes who canot trace their fathers. Some are now even well place politicians.

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    • Elyo TAZARA passes through many nations. Kapiri Mposhi Mkushi, Nkonde Mwenzo and numerous other places on its route are not Bembalands. Don’t just look for an opportunity to stab Bembas. Ni hate ya bwanji iyi??

  13. What Vice President, that is just a very ceremonial position that does not require thinking, you are just told what to say and what to do, it is not a challenging job, so don’t think its a smart job. And by the way both MMDs are expired. Total waste of resources, this is becoming another UNIP. Totally useless. The following don’t exist, FDD, MMD, NAREP, UNIP. Green party, membership is either the proprietor and one or two other people,These parties are all dead but pretending to exist

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  14. In case all of you talking about intermarrianges are missing the point the focus is not on that but on mistreatment of Zambians intermarriage or no intermarriage that aside. PF must go

  15. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED THIS AND THAT EVERYDAY OVER PF GOVERNMENT. SEER1 SAID THIS PF HAS STURBON LEADERS WHO CAN NOT LISTEN TO ANYTHING LEVELLED AGAISNT THEM. ZAMBIAN PEOPLE JUST WORK TOGETHER AND DO THE NEEDY IN 2021.

  16. If Nevers Mumba did not serve not even two years as Vice President, it also may mean he did not have the right competencies, Mwanawasa could have used that issue of foreign interference but I suspect it was more to do with competence, by now MMD could have shown us what they would do in government, but its just the name new hope they are mentioning, there is no sign of resurrection here. Sorry Nevers, I will talk about the Chinese later, I want to start with you as the leader. Remember this country is on its knees now because of extremely incompetent leadership of President Lungu. We will now scrutinize leadership, that PF guy who told me PF cant win elections if held today, thanks for being truthful…

  17. Meanwhile the President of Zambia or the Chinese African Representative Lazy Lungu is touring in NW…these greedy people have to go and I pity one Sampa as he is a dull boy he hasn’t got a clue how powerful the office of the Mayor is especially that his rule of law is based around the British system where not even the PM can not interfere with his viscous debates with the US President.

  18. Thanks Dr. Mumba for speaking out, and thanks for your words of patriotism. For over 400 years, ordinary Africans have been betrayed by fellow Africans who called themselves leaders. 400 years ago, the Africans were sold into slavery to the Americas and Europe in exchange for cheap wine, guns, mirrors and other European trinkets. While most of the Africans were captured by the Europeans themselves, there were those, however, who were SOLD by their fellow Africans, mainly greedy chiefs and kings. Unfortunately, the descendants of these African slave traders are still with us today, even right here in Zambia. They do not hesitate to sell fellow Africans for a few dollars, euros or whatever currency the slave buyers come with. Today, Zambians are being enslaved right on their land while…

  19. … these modern slave traders pretend like they don’t know or see what’s happening. Mayor Sampa’s effort to confront the enslavement of Zambians in Chinese work places was swiftly met with brutal resistance by the sellout slave traders, who condemned him for not following “procedure.” What procedure are they talking about, when this was an emergency situation? The enslaved workers themselves had frantically called for rescue. And you’re talking about procedure? Had it been in a developed western country, those Chinese business owners could’ve been arrested and charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment, for keeping their workers locked up in their factories against their will. Ever since the traitorous Charles Banda condemned Sampa’s efforts, because he was not following…

  20. … “procedure,” we’ve not seen the department of labor swing into action to check and investigate what’s happening at these Chinese work places, or other foreigner owned companies in Zambia. Nope. Rather what Banda’s criticism of Sampa accomplished, was reassurance to the Chinese, and other foreign employers, that this traitor has their back. It’s like he was saying he didn’t care whether Zambians are locked up or not. Which makes one wonder how many more Zambians are locked up right now, even as we speak, or will be locked up while this traitor Banda defends the unscrupulous employers’ right do so. A similar incident happened in South Africa recently, but the difference is the Chinese guy who had locked up his workers for several days was quickly arrested. If PF remain…

  21. … in office beyond 2021, Zambia will cross the point of no return. Zambia is already cited on social media, and across Africa, as the first African country to be colonized by China. And there’s a reason why the world is saying that. PF needs to be kicked out of office next year for their blatant slave trading among other vices. These are the same f0ooo1s who, a few years ago, almost shipped more than 200 young Zambians to the Middle East to work as “domestic workers” (slaves).” They belong in the dustbin of history. That’s where we need to throw them come 2021, before they sell all of us into slavery.

  22. @Lie detector thank you for your posting. It’s hard to imagine how much grovelling PF leaders do to Chinaman in privacy. I imagine them leaking their boots, signing away the country called Zambia and receiving dollars in return. Folks we are skrewd big time and we have already crossed the line. Chinese are co-rulers with PF and watch it Zambia is now the first colony of China in Africa.

  23. Thanks Nervous Mumba for standing up for the people of Zambia. Let’s hope PF will do the right thing n clamp down on law breaking yang yangs. Chinese should come n work n when they are done pay them n let them go back home .

  24. MUMBA.. We support you and PF must be
    ashamed of itself, starting with Lungu himself.

    This is what we call being in opposition and putting through Checks and Balances.

    I wonder if US Ambassador ( Foote ), was Chinese Ambassador, PF could have asked China to recall him back to Beijing Capital.

    Having said that, I am one person supported Lungu and denounced (Ambassador Foote) for using AID as leverage to question our Constitution and laws of Zambia.

  25. We only have Zambia as our home as Zambians. The Chinese have China as their home . Same for other foreigners.
    Foreigners who have come into our country to exploit our resources and good bussiness invironment should never be given preferential treatment at all.
    Slavery was fought and abolished , colonisation was fought and defeated many years ago.
    No patriotic and genuine Zambian should allow the mistreatment of our people by foreign nationals in our country.
    Liberation struggles and revolts came about because of mistreatment of natives by foreigners.
    One day these foreiners will face the wrath of the majority down troden. Its a matter time and they will unfortunately have to leave and go back home.
    World over, any Government is elected by its people to serve them better than…

  26. If you visit another country you are obliged to learn and use their language. You cant force your hosts to learn your language unless you are arrogant.
    Like the colonisers who invaded Africa. Even the Chinese will agree to this since they have been fighting colonisers for a long time.

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