Nevers urges foreign Heads of States to shun President Lungu’s invitations means to cleans his brutal regime

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MMD leader Nevers Mumba

MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba has urged Heads of States and Government to shun invitations by President Edgar Lungu which he says are aimed at cleansing his brutal regime.

Dr Mumba who has accused President Lungu of being a dictator stated this in a press statement below made available to Zambian Eye.

Zambia needs help. Many Zambians are being helplessly brutalized by the PF regime under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu in full view of the international community.

We wish to appeal to heads of States who are being invited to visit Zambia to reconsider their options. This is not the best time for any head of state to visit Zambia. President Lungu and the PF party have a lot of cleaning up to do. Our country has now qualified to be called a dictatorship. It is becoming a leader in the abuse of human rights. It has clamped down on private media. It has banned all political activities by the opposition. It has continued to use the police force to arrest and brutalize members of the opposition and recently arrested Mr Hakainde Hichilema President of opposition United Party for National Development, (UPND) on trumped up charges and slapped him with a treason charge punishable by death. Recently, Zambia has been deporting international Gospel preachers who do not glorify and prophesy in favor of Mr Lungu.
On Africa Freedom Day, May 25th 2017
President Lungu ordered immigration officials at Lusaka International airport to detain South Africa’s leader of the opposition and refused him entry into Zambia. Police and immigration officials stormed a foreign aircraft and demanded that the opposition leader should not even get out of the plane but be flown back to South Africa. Mr Maimane who had travelled to come attend a court session where his incarcerated colleague, Hakainde Hichilema, who has been charged with treason on trumped up charges was deported without even deplaning.

We believe this heavy handed ness comes in the wake of the pending electoral petition which has challenged the election of Mr Lungu as President. This petition has yet not been heard and is the source of the current degeneration of peace in the nation. In view of the unheard petition, many Zambians have chosen not to recognize Mr Lungu as the legitimately elected president of Zambia. This is the source of President Lungu’s anger who has vowed to deal with all those opposition leaders who do not recognize him as legitimately elected.

Most African Presidents in the recent past have been working hard to keep a reputation of being democratic and custodians of people’s human rights. It is against this back ground that we feel that an official visit to Zambia by any president will tarnish the image of that head of state and will be perceived as supporting the evil vices being perpetuated by the Zambian regime against Zambian people. We are of the view that Mr Lungu is on a legitimacy seeking crusade and he hopes to achieve this by inviting legitimately elected regional presidents to come and cleanse his status. We ask for your help. We plead with regional Heads of States to resist the temptation of coming to Zambia at this difficult time but use their resources and time to force President Lungu to respect human rights and free Hakainde Hichilema.

We pray that SADC nations will support the Zambian people at this time in the same manner we supported them during their pre Independence Days. We sacrificed so that they could be free. I hope we are not asking for too much when we ask them to show solidarity with the now oppressed and repressed Zambians.

 

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6 Responses to Nevers urges foreign Heads of States to shun President Lungu’s invitations means to cleans his brutal regime

  1. I have been following Zambian politics since 1990 when MMD was formed. According to my observations nothing has changed. Whoever comes in power, he doesn’t want to change the constitution to protect his vested interest and selfishness. At least KK at last allowed national mirror newspaper to criticize him. Is KK who allowed weekly post to open defunct post newspaper. So among all those who have ruled Zambia KK is the best .
    Chiluba brought corruption which is now cancer in our country. They started manipulating the enemployed youth to intimidate the citizenry so that they can remain those positions to continue looting. They let the state police to collude with the manipulated youth to instill fear and there are ready to maim and kill.
    I have never heard a word from the opposition how they will do when they fiorm government.
    So it is difficult for me to support any group, although I don’t like to mistreat one another.

    JM
    June 8, 2017 at 10:35 pm
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    • @JM, the only way you would be assured, “how opposition will do when they form government.” Is for you people to come to your sense not support political parties based tribalism, but based on performance, rule of law and true democratic principles. When you wait to hear what they will do when they form government, they might not do what they say. But when political parties know that they will be voted out when they mess up, they will form government with fear of the voters. But right now we see our once united country being divided on tribal lines because some politicians want to use it as a ticket to stay in power, and we see nothing wrong, when opposing media are closed down. Well then if we do not use our democratic rights to direct the politicians how we want our nation to be governed, it is us as a people who will suffer, by giving blind support or by being docile.

      Life experience
      June 9, 2017 at 7:14 am
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  2. it is sad that ba mumba is been used like a mouth piece for kalusa(upnd)when you break the law the law visits you.HH and his kalusa party should just wait for there time.No matter what you say nothing will change

    abosolom
    June 9, 2017 at 8:12 am
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    • Winning an election does not mean you are legit it depends on how you won, Iam looking forward to a day to know who actually won 2016 elections because even those who purport to have won don’t even have confidence that they truly won. Waiting for which time if I can ask because if this system is not dealt with now you will not even have time to say bakalusa. There is reality in our Country today that fear, intimidation unjustified brutality and total disrespect of the rule of law is the order of the day and you the minority think it’s normal many are quiet and this does not symbolize approval of evil being perpetrated by those in authority for a little while. Everything on the surface of the earth has an expiry date. Already some are fighting for 2021 for positions the expiry date will come.

      Chinyanta
      June 9, 2017 at 11:20 am
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  3. as for me, pastior Mumba, you have the heart for the people.it is sad that the people you are fighting for,can’ see true leadership in you.sad.

    peace
    June 9, 2017 at 10:52 am
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  4. While I agree with Dr. Mumba, I want to say that the only African Presidents capable of shunning Zambia are Khama Ian, The President of Ghana, Prsident of Tanzania. Otherwise the rest are just as dictators as the one we have.
    The stupid AU thing must be dissolved it is responsible for our suffering.

    Kongwa
    June 9, 2017 at 2:27 pm
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