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Mutati in the dark over 2021 elections

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Felix Mutati

Leader of the opposition MMD faction Felix Mutati Sunday evening said he doesn’t know whether he will contest the 2021 elections.

 
Featuring on a Diamond Television programme, Mutati said the MMD will decide whether to contest the elections or back the Patriotic Front (PF).
 
Mutati said his MMD is in a pact with the PF and that his role now is to support President Edgar Lungu’s government.
 
Responding to a caller who told him that he is behind the failing economy the country has find itself as former Minister of Finance, Mutati said one Minister could not be blamed. He said the failures and success of the government was collective.
 
On the allegations that MMD which was kicked out office had hijacked the PF, Mutati said President Lungu was in total control of government and the country. He said the economy was doing well with a Growth Domestic Product (GDP) of 4% in 2018 adding that Zambia was on the right path.
 
On the over taxed citizens by the PF government an effort to finance its debt and operations, Mutati could not give a satisfactory response.
 
Muati has been moved from Finance to Works Supply which is a junior Ministry in what is seen as a demotion. He is a nominated Member of Parliament who serves at the mercy of President Lungu.
 
Recently the Supreme Court threw out his appeal against the High Court that ruled that Dr. Nevers Mumba is the dully elected legal president of MMD.
 
The Mutati faction is trying to now challenge this verdict in the Constitutional Court.
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