Drunkenness has destroyed governance system – Nevers

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MMD leader Nevers Mumba

MMD leader Nevers Mumba

MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba  has charged that high levels of drunkenness among the top leadership of the Patriotic Front has destroyed the governance system in the country which has descended to pathetic levels of shoddy and reckless actions and public pronouncements, mostly for shameful  political expediency and cheap propaganda.


Dr. Mumba who is also  Founder and President of Victory Bible Ministries International quoted from Proverbs 31:4-5  which says


“It is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to crave beer, lest they drink and forget what the law decrees and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.”


He said it was very clear that high levels of alcohol abuse among top leaders in PF  have resulted in making some extremely questionable decisions which have deprived many citizens of their democratic rights and caused a lot of suffering among the poor.  


Speaking at a mammoth joint UPND/MMD/UDF/ADD rally to drum uo support for Hakainde Hichilema in Mongu on Saturday afternoon,  Dr Mumba appealed to those charged with looking after the lives of the millions of suffering Zambians and the affairs of the country to avoid excessive drinking and turning serious institutions like State House, the seat of Goverment, into a beerhall or tarvern as serious decisions that  have  far-reaching implications on the lives of Zambians are made there.


He said it can only be in a  state of drunken stupor that  a leader can get up and re-name a university which does not exist where not even one brick has been laid, or talk about infrastructure development projects  including King Lewanika University in Western Province or Mongu Stadium when such institutions do not exist but give the nation  the impression that these institutions actually exist all in a desperate effort to  win votes from unsuspecting Zambians.


Dr. Mumba said it is better to honor the memory and legacy  of late President Frederick Chiluba by emulating his great record of  democratic freedoms  such as  freedom of speech, freedom of assembly,  free press which the PF is systematically destroying.


Dr. Mumba asked the  enthusiastic crowd  in attendance at the Mongu rally to ‘sontapo’ or point where  the King Lewanika University or Mongu Stadium were to which the crowd roared ‘ki buhata fela’ (its  lies). 


He said as it was in 1963, when all Zambians put their selfish and personal ambitions aside in order to achieve a bigger common goal which was  Zambia’s political independence, likewise, he and others had decided to put their own personal political ambitions aside, in the manner that late ANC President Harry Nkumbula, a Tonga, had done for Kenneth Kaunda, a Bemba, and  rally behind the candidature of Hakainde Hichilema as president, to save the country from collapse.


Dr Mumba therefore called on the people of Western Province to be serious in the coming General Election and vote carefully for  a sober, intelligent person like Hakainde Hichilema as president to be in charge of steering the affairs of Zambia out of the current economic quagmire.


He chided the group calling itself ‘Christians for Lungu’ that genuine Christians can only be for God and not for an individual and advised them to only champion the cause for God to avoid cheapening Christianity.


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