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Nevers Mumba: PF Is Destroying Democracy

The ruling PF has been accused of moving swiftly to destroy the opposition by attempting to reduce the numbers in parliament, creating an atmosphere of fear and instability in the judiciary and gagging opposing voices by denying them the much promised free access to the public media.

FILE PICTURE: Mumba(L) sharing a light moment with RB

MMD president Dr Nevers Mumba has also charged that the behaviour of President Sata was disturbing.
He said this during a press briefing recently in Lusaka.
Dr Mumba said this was so in an attempt to create an imbalance between the three arms of government, so that the executive can reign supreme over the legislature and Judiciary.
He said this was tantamount to a virtual declaration of imperial state governed by an emperor by the executive.
“We have witnessed the attempt to deregister the main opposition party, denial of public assembly, an instigated refusal by the police to obey a court order, and the deportation of a Catholic priest simply for giving a critical sermon during Sunday Service.
“These violations of the constitution and the attempt to assault democracy are too numerous for us to exhaust here today.
“Suffice to point out, that we are living at a time when we are witnesses to the highest number of executive decisions being challenged in the courts of law. This is unacceptable and because we love our country and its democratic system, we will not allow it to happen,” Dr Mumba said.
The opposition leader observed that the frequent accusations of bitterness, Jealousy and sabotage in the course of doing their duties were not only unnecessary but distasteful in a democratic system.
He said as an opposition party it did not need a permit from the PF to discharge its mandate and that permit was already given to them by the people.
The opposition leader said as a part it had a stake in ensuring that a disastrous failure by the PF government does not happen because the situation would affect the whole country.
“This is the reason we have come here today, in order to fulfil our mandate to assist them govern, hold them accountable and ensure that they make an honest attempt at fulfilling the promises they made to the people of Zambia.
“This is our responsibility and this is an opportunity for them. This past month, not only represents one year since the PF and President Michael Sata were elected, but it also represents one year since we, the MMD left office,” he said.
The opposition leader also noted that Mr Sata’s behaviour was decorum of the President was unbecoming and puts the country constantly on the edge in fear of the latest national blunder.
“A case and point is his recent address to the National Assembly in which it was expected that a serious national agenda would be set by the President for the coming year. This was especially more important given the fact that the President has not addressed a single press conference on the state of the nation since he assumed office last year.
Instead, the president reduced this important occasion, firmly set in tradition, into a laughing matter with unpalatable jokes throughout his two hour address.
Dr Mumba also said the people of Zambia were given an impression that the problems of this country were actually very simple and easy to fix and that the PF went ahead and gave false hope to the citizens of this country.
He said promises such as millions of JOBS will be created, more money in your pockets in 90 days, a finalized Constitution in 90 days, the restoration of the Barotseland agreement, within 90 days, chase the Chinese Investors, who were referred to as ‘Infesters’, reduce the Size of Government in order to reduce cost, enact the Freedom of information Bill in 90 days and ensure fair coverage of all opposing views in the public owned media.
Others were fight Corruption by Re-enactment of the Abuse of Office clause in 90 days and no appointment of cadres within the civil service and no appointments based on tribe or nepotism.
He explained that as a party it would hold the PF accountable for these promises made.
He noted that a year has gone, and clearly there are no 200,000 new formal sector jobs in this economy that minister of commerce had promised.
What we have been told instead, is that they have on their books 20,000 pledged jobs for 2012. In addition, we have been told that their sole plan towards creating jobs is to reintroduction of compulsory Zambia National Service (ZNS) training.
He also said the more money in your pocket was also a failed gimmick as this promise was to double the exempt threshold for PAYE from 1,000,000 kwacha in 2011 to 2,000,000 Kwacha in 2012.
“The net gain of this measure was to give an estimated 250,000 Kwacha relief to 80,000 low paid workers. The bulk of these were civil servants and other formal sector employees in construction and the service sector.
This measure, while commendable, became effective in April 2012, six months after their taking office and was subsequently overridden by adjustments to transport and other allowances in both the teaching and health services. The net effect of this, in fact, has been to reduce take home pay and not to increase it. Similar adjustments to take away this gain have been implemented in the core civil service,” said Mumba.
He said it was quite clear that the PF had lamentably failed on all its promises to the people of Zambia.
He said the failure of the PF government lies in its inability to pass the credibility test.

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47 Responses to Nevers Mumba: PF Is Destroying Democracy

  1. SHIMWAN

    October 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    yap yap yap yap yap yap yap yap yap yawning!!!!

    • Tom Bar Know Call Cheekalah

      October 17, 2012 at 12:39 am

      Agree Man.Nevers Mumba is a slut, the asss clown pundit is puttin more balls in his mouth than the hungry hungry hippo.

      • Ibu

        October 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

        just like you father like son.

    • Tom Bar Know Call Cheekalah

      October 17, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Am yawnin too!!!Nevers Mumba is a slut, the asss clown pundit is puttin more balls in his mouth than the hungry hungry hippo.

      • Ibu

        October 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

        and you

  2. SHIMWAN

    October 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    ba Nevers sure you will never be trithful, mwabutuka impanga mwaleka Victory Ministries yawa futi mwabutuka ka party kenu nako kawa you joined MMD for money bamitamfya ninshi finsh mwingatweba? You failure stop yaping and ask for forgiveness from the people of God. PF is working nokumoneka filemoneka

    • Ibu

      October 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Point out JUST two things to support your point thats before i give you 100 failures sata has ‘achieved’.

  3. demba ba

    October 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Nevers Mumba and MMD please we are tired of your nosense…Find something better than opposing unneccesarily like that.come 2016 will still vote PABWATO!!

  4. Tupac

    October 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Nkharani che amudala naimwe cimuthu monga ni ephraim.How many mps did you take from cobra when he was in opposition?Fake pastor you deserve total anihilation.

  5. Narrant

    October 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Empty talk from Mumba, as usual.

  6. Mumba Mumbwee

    October 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Mumba just lead your mmd, but you are not the type of the president Zambia can make, patali, You are just a noise maker.

  7. mkozi

    October 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Ba Nevers,Everyone knows you have no confidence in yourself looking at what you have been though from Zambia shall be saved. You are a waste hypocrite. Why not comment on issues like the budget or other serious successes of Sata. Keep condenming and you will be condenmed. With that attitude you will never rule Zambia

  8. TimZ

    October 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    MMD ws given good 20yrs in office, wat did u do? 7 yrs of Mwanawasa things tried 2 change. There came RB who distroid & finally u Nevers who has come 2 finish up everything completely. Take it or leave it MMD & UPND will never rule this country. Come 2016 Chipimo 4 presidency.

  9. True bantustans:

    October 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    well spoken mumba, i wish we had 4 or 5 bembas like you who are able to think using a brain, unlike these other who use asses and tamis think just look them from GBM, JELY CHANDA MILES SAMPA atase faki o bembaz i hate you all ukwa included

  10. OS

    October 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I NOW KNOW THAT NEVERS IS COMPLETELY BACKSLIDEN .CAN YOU REALLY COMPARE MMD WHEN IN GOVERNMENT TO PF THAT IS BRINGING SANITY TO THIS COUNTRY? UBUFI MWEKAPUBAMWE! PROPHET OF DOOM. WHICH DEMOCRACY DID MMD GIVE US? MUMBA STOP TELLING LIES!YOU LEFT DIRT

  11. taliban

    October 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    what do you expect form satana..?

  12. Greg Kadimba

    October 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Tomba noko nevers Mumba!

  13. PA BWATO

    October 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Awe ba Nervers baliwa, ba bwelela kuma days ya ku Secondary School. Now i know tabali born again bale fwayafye personal gain from Pastor Bonke and he thought there is some left overs in MMD. PF will not let Opposition Parties to do what ever they want, if it means finishing Opposition partie, there is no problem, because it is not the role of onother party to make the other strong. so Nevers efyo walefwaya ukose wafuma kuli kabumba at ndefwaya ukuteka Zambia lobe.

  14. Standwa sami

    October 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    @ true bantustan.why ur tongas so mean that they fell 2 adire 2 da topic.anyway that is what you get u stand behind the bulu 4 a long tym.

    • Ibu

      October 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

      @ Standwa sami. Its not ‘fell 2 adire’ try ‘fail 2 adhere’ Anyway no one can separate you bembas from such type of dullness. Lolest!

  15. Mcloyce

    October 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Pliz pipo of zambia stop publishng wat this hypoct nevers mumba is vomtng coz it maks me sick. this person is a trustee of the devil. thats y he left the church en joined the world where he belong.

  16. OS.

    October 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    By 2016 Mumba and Hh will be just leaking their own wounds and will have nothing logical and truthful to speak as they’re doing today. This is so because pf is not joking. They mean business. Mumba and Hh be objective men!

  17. fact ezie

    October 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    ba nevers you spilt your opportunity wen you were vice president.u messed up ba levy kicked you out.who can trust you with the presidence.the typical xample of a prodical son of our time.come back to the father.

  18. CALLED WISE

    October 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    2 MAKE YO OPONENT BELIEVE WAT U SAY ABOUT HIM IS SUMTIMES A WAY 2 VICTORY.DIS IS WAT ZED OPOZITION IS DOING.LET DEM TRY,BUT WE PIPO AV DA LAST WORD.

  19. Ayatollah

    October 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Sounds like a scratched CD

  20. NDIYO ZO PULAMA

    October 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    nevers mulelomba insele

  21. Old papa

    October 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Ba nevers there is always second chance go back to God. U ll never rule this nation

  22. Zaigo

    October 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Nevers need spiritual healing. Look back and reflect on ur personal life starting from zambia shall be saved todate and God will forgive u

  23. Nevers

    October 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    u need God mr nevers aka nwa kwati ulelya ama fi’

  24. Tom Bar Know Call Cheekalah

    October 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Agree man.Nevers seems to be a douchebag who can’t differentiate a pulpit & a night club..Was there democracy in yo fuckn pente church

  25. Kungfu

    October 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Did’nt even finish reading the story… Mumba is so boring!! Its sad Zambia dose’nt have sound opposition!!

  26. MUNALIAN

    October 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    He’s boring jst lyk ndiyo zo pulama……………..

  27. kakolwe

    October 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I agree with you NEVERS, but is Sata worse than LEVY who could make some oposition leaders SALE their ENTIRE parties for ONE (1) position, then FIRE them. Have you ever heard of the word INTROSPECTION? Time to grow up bro!

  28. umu zedian

    October 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Nice picture, kale chi mudala ichili ku right. How is it doing? it used to entertain me when It was in power with it’s talks.

  29. Tom Bar Know Call Cheekalah

    October 17, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Never Mumba a slut, the asss clown pundit is puttin more balls in his mouth than the hungry hungry hippo.

  30. Barotse diaspora

    October 17, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Nevers mumba wil never be a president of zambia unless he allows and accepts god to grow him hair on his head

  31. male nurse

    October 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Nervas u r an idiot, u shud cum 4 medicle examination then I wil screw ur ass 4 u 2 start reasoning!!!!!!!!!

  32. spinx

    October 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    go back to the pulpit bamabalalyobe,

  33. Napikidoli

    October 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Nevers’ Party MMD disowned their MP for accepting to work with PF, thus creating a vacuum in Mufumbwe, so what’s the Buzzzzz ! Sometimes it’s better to shut up and observe from a distance. MMD mwailetelela fye!

  34. Chola Bwalya

    October 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    from the pulpit to politics in a flash! what a gold digger.you cant fool everyone bashi sekwila. go and get yourself a profession not utuma honorary doctorate twaku ma church yaku america.

  35. Big Ken

    October 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Scanderlizing HE MCS every time you open your mouth won’t work Nevers. It’s a wrong strategy. Remember, it’s your hostility in Parliament towards every motion that can even make the ruling party to start looking at ways of getting favourable numbers. You want your MPs to oppose anything and every thing . Stop dreaming Never , you will never make it to be like HE MCS. Patali !

  36. Bread of life

    October 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

    PASTOR MUMBWE…..WE KNOW YOU AND WHAT YOU DID WITH EVE SANDERSON. THERE IS NO SECRET ON EARTH!!!

  37. BAD BIFF

    October 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

    BA pf niba SATANA

  38. Mema

    November 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

    The man is ryt in the things he saying,its unfortunate that haters want to judge HIM instead of the things he is sayin.

  39. kamwala

    November 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Mumba is very dull and he does know wat is doing let PF do wat it can now it’s there turn. PF is doing very fine and has got good people to do the job lets support the ruling government mwenbatu. MMD is dead and they were just stealing money.No chance for MMD we want to move forward not backwards

  40. kamwala

    November 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Come 2016 we are voting for PF no turning back

  41. Chrispine

    December 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    insonifye na uluse kuli ba mumba mweee!!