Politics

Mumba, Mutati MMD Fight Rages on in Court

MMD North-Western Province chairman Danny Mikosa has told the Lusaka High Court that the party’s general membership never wanted Nevers Mumba to represent the party in any election because he had no numbers.

Danny Mikosa was testifying in a case in which the two MMD faction leaders, Mumba and Felix Mutati, are fighting over the party’s leadership.

Mumba, through his acting National Secretary Winnie Zaloumis, sued Mutati and others in the Lusaka High Court seeking a declaration that the court should declare Mutati’s election as MMD president illegal because he was elected through an illegal convention.

Mikosa, who is the second defence witness, has accused Mumba of warning him that he would crush his head if he continued to tolerate the calls for a convention in 2016.

He has told the court that he was also castigated and called a bad person by other party chairmen in the presence of Mumba for demanding that NEC respects the party Constitution that demanded the holding of a convention.

The witness has recounted how he was hit with fear when he arrived at the venue of the NEC meeting held at Mika convention centre on  January 30, 2016 only to find “men with big muscles” all over the place.

“I walked into the holding room. While there, I heard noises outside and out of curiosity, I went out to see what was going on only to see our then MP Hon Lungwangwa being manhandled and was lifted out of the venue forcefully,”  Mikosa told the Court.

He said during the NEC meeting, a lawyer who was only introduced as Jeah  Madaika was brought in to present his views on the holding of the convention, and he recommended the postponement of the convention.

Mikosa has, however, said he received petitions from North Western Province party membership to convince the NEC to call for a convention, because Mumba had failed the party.

He said the party members recommended that Mumba should not be the one to represent the party in any election, especially in a province, and the petition was presented to then national secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima.

He   said the party membership was concerned that the MMD got over 40,000 votes from the province in the previous general election, but in three years under Mumba’s leadership, numbers had reduced to less than 1,000 votes.

Mikosa further said the convention held in 2016 was summoned by the party membership from branch level to the national level and the only role Mbulakulima played was to simply issue a notice according to the directives of the party constitution.

The witness has testified that the National Secretary alone cannot, and he did not, call for a convention as that was done by the party members obliged.

Trial continues.

21 Comments

  1. SEE MIMD (Mwampo)

    Nevers Mumba. Never you become President in this country. Please back work of God and repent so that you back in clergy man !!!

  2. MALEPE

    Zambian why???MMD?????????

  3. VM

    Mutati is wasting his time, He made a big mistake by working with pf= he was DECEIVED

    • Gershom Ingwe

      My don’t talk about pf talk what u know don’t talk about pf stop with imediectly

  4. bk

    Nevers go back to the pulpit, God wants you to do His work of bring the lost sheep to Him…Ba Mumba Lesa tafwaya imwe ukuba intungulushi ya political party No, you chose to work for Him, but you have turned against Him why ?? Leave it for Mutati

  5. MMD

    Disunity destroying the MMD, Mutati has ability to resurrect the party.

    • Movement for Multiparty Democracy MMD

      Which ability? Is that what the constitution says?

  6. tremendous man

    plz settle those differences b4 its to late
    wen’ll u mobilize the part wen u keep on fighting one another?

  7. THE REGULATOR

    AM IN TOTAL SUPPORT OF THOSE WHO ARE CALLING FOR MUMBA’S U-TURN TO GOD’S WORK.PLEASE, I URGE YOU MAN OF GOD.COME,LETS WORK TOGETHER IN A RESPECTED GOD’S VINEYARD.WE ARE WAITING.HOWEVER, NOT EVEN ONE YEAR WILL YOU RULE THIS COUTRY AT PRESIDENCY.LWENU BOSS.BY THE WAY, IS THIS SERVANT OF GOD ADVISED ESPECIALLY BY PEOPLE LIKE BA PASTOR CHILUBA OF CAMNET.TO ME HE IS THE RIGHT PERSON AND SERVANT OF GOD TO PUT DOWN MR MUMBA

  8. puzzled

    y fighting over a dead party even if mutati leads the party i dont c mmd ruling chambia again look at unip! as 4 nevers mumba u were a powerfu pastor but a temptation came u failed 2 ova cum it leave politics 2 politians just work 4 God lather than being insulted everyday politics its a dirty game no rspect

  9. mulilomulilo

    Puzzled,that’s true

  10. MUNTU USIYA

    Mr Mumba and Mr Mutati,why can’t u just make sense in parties lyk UPND than wasting money on roten donkey wth magots?

  11. Youth movement

    African mind no wonder we’re always at the same level when our friends are moving forward.I don’t see this party coming back to power again so why can’t we shift our energy to something that will benefit the nation?

  12. Mpemba Nkule

    Come on please,Mutati is a sellout.

  13. Movement for Multiparty Democracy MMD

    The party constitution says whoever is a serving party president during the year of an election represents the party. Is that very difficult for you to see?

  14. James

    Please Dr nevers Mumba MMD is sinking because you are disobeying God go back to your first love, let politicians be politicians.
    Otherwise no one is in support of what you are doing, we are a christian nation and people who run from what God has called them to do, we encourage them to go back and do the right thing, Dr do the right thing please.

  15. MUWAYA

    Pastor Mumbai continue in Gods work.

  16. Mr Peace

    Ghost parties making too much noise.Nichani kansi?Keep quiet and give us space to listen to other important matters.MMD is gone and buried. We don’t go back to the vomit.Both Mutati and Mumba have danced already.We need new dances.Zungo imwe ba pompwe.Fighting for bones without meet????Ala!!!!

  17. Papa

    UPND has no deputy president same as PF that’s why there is Too much confusion in both parties

  18. Kays Mayo

    Mr Nevers,it’s never too late to God go back to the pulpit plse!

  19. MMD NINCOMPOOPS

    Nevers NERVOUS Mumba had his party and now wants to hijack the MMD. Mutati MUTITI is a riff ruff. Movement for Multiparty Distruction is going nowhere! Pastor what pastor naku heaven you won’t go as you will cause confusion.

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