28 January 2013

Zambia: MMD Intact, Says Mumba

MMD president Nevers Mumba has said the MMD is intact and that those fanning confusion in the former ruling party are wasting their time.

Dr Mumba said those that were causing confusion had been expelled and the perceived wrangles were not in the MMD.

He told journalists in Kitwe yesterday that it was not MMD's responsibility to take action against those causing confusion.

On Saturday, Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu warned that he would be forced to deregister the party if squabbles in MMD became a danger to the peace of the nation.

But Dr Mumba advised the Patriotic Front (PF) Government to concentrate on addressing issues affecting Zambians and desist from playing 'political games'.

On accusations that he belonged to the Reformed Party (RP), Dr Mumba said he relinquished his position as RP leader in 2008 when he contested the MMD presidency and further contested in 2011.

He accused expelled national secretary, Richard Kachingwe of being vengeful as he was the one who received his nomination papers.

He said Zambia was a country of rules, and that those claiming they would field their candidates in the Livingstone and Mpongwe by-elections had nothing to do with the MMD.

He said the Electoral Commission of Zambia had a list of registered parties, including the MMD.

Earlier in his sermon at Victory Bible Church, Dr Mumba urged the Church to take its position and speak against injustices.

He said the Church should take its stand and speak against oppression and dictatorial tendencies.

Dr Mumba advised the congregation to fight for freedom, saying there were three steps that enhanced ones freedom, namely, religion, politics and economic power.

Victory Ministries vice-president Lubuto Nsofwa said the Church was supposed to play a key role in the development of the country.

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