Zambia Reports (Lusaka)

22 January 2013

Zambia: Arrest Major Kachingwe, Says Lusambo

MMD die-hard youth coordinator Bowman Lusamboa has asked the police to arrest disgruntled former national secretary Major Richard Kachingwe and suspended national women chairperson Catherine Namugala for unlawful assembly.

Lusambo said the Zambia Police were arresting members of the opposition for holding meetings without notice and now should extend their action to the PF sponsored group led by Maj Kachingwe and Namugala.

Maj Kachingwe and Namugala held a meeting yesterday in Lusaka's Rhodes Park in Lusaka at which they announced the formation of an illegal MMD and created a secretariat fully funded by the Patriotic Font.

But Lusambo said Maj Kachingwe and Namugala were a fraud who were impersonating individuals in the party and should be arrested.

He said Maj Kachingwe and Namugala were an embarrassment to national politics because they were a misguided lot that had gone to the extent of impersonating a duly registered organisation without any legal mandate.

Lusambo has appealed to MMD members to remain calm but dismiss the Maj Kachingwe group as a waste of time.

He said MMD party structures countrywide were intact and the party was operating normally under the leadership of Dr Nevers Mumba.

But a member of the Kachingwe group identified as Mpundu said it was Dr Mumba who should be arrested as he was masquerading as MMD president.

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