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Nevers, HH To Boycott Independence Celebrations

Two opposition party leaders Nevers Mumba of the MMD and Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND have vowed not to be part of the independence celebrations that will be taking place at state house on Wednesday 24th October, 2012.

In accounting for his decision not to attend the independence celebrations, Dr. Nevers Mumba characterized the PF government as one that had literally failed to give an ear to the voice of the opposition and that as such it would be increasingly difficult to work with the ruling party.

The MMD leader’s views are coming in the wake of the friction that he has had with the PF government’s extension of an olive branch to MMD legislators to serve under the executive arm of government. ZIN has further learnt that the hostility being exhibited by the former ruling party currently is aimed at purely communicating their disgust about the appointment of their MPs which is widely perceived as aimed at weakening and obliterating the former ruling party from the nation’s political landscape.

Hakainde Hichilema has on the other hand rubbished the idea of being at state house and sharing a cake when the majority of Zambians are wallowing in abject poverty. The UPND leader has contended that it would be hypocritical for leaders to gather around exclusive national events at the expense of the suffering of the country.

The strong actions taken by the leaders of the two largest opposition political parties have however drawn sharp criticism from chief government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni who has expressly branded their absconding decision as one occasioned by their lack of patriotism for national issues and perfect evidence that the opposition have a lot to learn before they can be given serious consideration by the Zambian electorate.

Credit: Zambian Intelligent News

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63 Responses to Nevers, HH To Boycott Independence Celebrations

  1. tallmike

    October 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    fellow zambians let mumba and hh expose their ignorance about plural politics.they say ‘all those of you eating honey ,be careful because bees are watching’.so mr mumba and hh we the voters are watching your misdeeds.always you want to be on the opposite side.zambia has a lot of problems which do not encourage cheap politiking.foolish you do you think when you pull zambia backwards you will mend the pot holes overnite.

    • JAY

      October 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

      my friend u r the one who is ignorant,and u dnt knw what u r talking about,let HH and mumba provide cheques and balances,for us.what hapened on independence day at state house,in mumba’s shoe invited then someone like the great happy band and provok u like they did?honestly hw wud u feel?these guys there critics are of sense it’s only u blind pf cant see!

  2. Brig Mishe Collins

    October 25, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Mr Nevers Mumba and HH can stay away all they want what difference is it going to make any way if they attend or not?
    Mumba is known for boycotting things he even boycotted preaching the word of God on TV . He boycotted Victory Bible Church , he boycotted National Christian Council . what ever it was called. we know him . HH does not know what the hell he wants

  3. Smith

    October 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

    HH and Nevers are so dipressed, they are using the old man’s political style but it can’t work copying someone’s political style, he use to do it better than u two, shame.

  4. john kabengele

    October 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    If these HH, MMD were in U.S , they woould not have voted for them shinny Indipendence celebration, Sata did not creat, it was freedom for all

  5. paulo

    October 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    shame on you two.

  6. NKOLE

    October 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    BA HH NABA NEVERS ZAMBIA IS NOT YET READY FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.BOYCOTTING INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS IS NOT THE WAY TO ADDRESS NATIONAL PROBLEMS.DO IT BETTER.INDEPENCE CELEBRATION IS THE WAY OF REMEMBERING HOW OUR FATHERS DIED TO ACQUIRE OUR TODAY POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT,WHERE EVEN YOU COWARDS ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.YOU’RE NOT YET LEADERS BUT JEALOUS PEOPLE AND POWER HUNGRY .EVEN IF SATA STOPPED TODAY WE SHALL GO FOR ALIAS CHIPIMO,MILUPI OR ADVICE FRANK BWALYA TO LEAD ZAMBIA…NO MWAICE CHIPIMO AMICHILA BEHAVIOR.YOU ARE YET TO LOSE ANOTHER ELECTION RACE GENTLEMEN.

  7. Mariam

    October 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Sata is the one who started exposing his ignorance when he was in the opposition by boycotting such national functions. I think chiwamila khoswe mwe.

  8. NKOLE

    October 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Ba Sata had to boycott independence celebrations because he lost his presidetial election race as a result of what he considered as vote rigging.He was bitter which i believe majority of his followers supported.Now what makes baMumba and ba HH bitter?Is it because of lossing due to rigging or because of power hungry or because of poor leadership by PF?If it is poor leadership there must be a way of handling such not to boycott independence celebration.If they bitter because they believe that PF got it’s seat ungenuinly everyone can support baMumba and baHH.But as far as i’m concern PF is in power genuily even boycotters voted for PF.Long live PF and long live mwebafyashi ba Sata let no jealous and power hungry people derail national programs,remember we are watching you the same way MMD was kicked, you too shall be kicked out if you fail to deliver as you promised

  9. Penissssssseeee

    October 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    the two mad men can go to hell atase ubupub……………..

  10. Bum Bum

    October 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    kababe kwati bambuto. Ba chinokole!

  11. shycool

    October 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    ubupuba tabukonkosha.let them be we are not forcing them since we ar the ones who votes.they are yet to lose another elections.they say two heards are beter then one but this one is two heard are worse than one Mr. Sata,may you live long.