Nevers Mumba Tells Off SATA ‘Being in Government or Being President Does Not Make One “Lord of All”



From:  Dallas, Texas 14th May 2013,
Being in Government or being President does not make one “Lord of All.”

We are disheartened at the constant interference of the PF government in the running of royal establishments in the country. The PF must lay its hands off the Bemba royal establishment. The Bemba’s have handled their succession programs for over 400 years without interference from a temporal government, which comes today and can be voted out tomorrow.

The President must stay away and allow the shilubembas themselves to make their own decisions. We condemn the demotion of senior chief Nkula and the recent denunciation of chief MWAMBA by the President.
We applaud the bravery of the Lubemba chiefs for taking a stand against the manipulation of the PF government.

MMD wishes to advise government to respect and work with all royal establishments according to their long held traditions. We encourage the Bemba royal establishment to remain strong and not sell their birthright for government allowances.
We support the decision by the Bemba chiefs to keep chief MWAMBA as chief since he was chosen by the royal establishment. We also condemn the demotion of Senior chief Nkula and demand for his re instatement.

Dr Nevers MUMBA
President, MMD



Released by Muhabi Lungu. Communications Director in the President’s Office




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29 Responses to Nevers Mumba Tells Off SATA ‘Being in Government or Being President Does Not Make One “Lord of All”

  1. boastful Banda Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    politics of the belly…walya waitonaisha zoona…amenso pamo!

  2. Lee Mwenya Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    What is the role of that traditional and Chief affairs ministry? Next it will be willcie headmen wrangles. Lets not drag the office of the Presidency into such petty’ issues

  3. Popopo Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Nevers boi shut up!

  4. Ndaje Kahks Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Nervous thinks he can get some votes by supporting the chiefs without even analysing the underlying issues. He has no history. GRZ has always meddled in chiefs affairs, unless nervous was living on the moon since the days of Colonial Zambia, Dr. Kaunda, Dr Chiluba and Dr Mwanawasa(Chief Mushili is a recent example). No one can take up chieftainship in Zambia without recognition by the Republican President. So Mumba is overlooking facts just to get some sympathy. I wish it was a live broadcast, I would have taught him a few history facts.

    • isaac Reply

      May 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      My friend Ndanje you’re right its like this man has his own planet. How can one seperate presidency with the loyal highnesses? These are the leaders and they are one and the same. Nevers is blind with reality.

  5. mbashe Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Chebe, nabachipata umulandu wa bunga!!!!!

  6. Maano Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    But Dr Mumba, if all Traditional rulers in Zambia are to maintain their status as it has been time immemorial – well before the birth of Zambia as an independent nation today – where has your voice been when the Litunga of Barotseland and his people have been facing tribulation degradation much below their own heritage – is it because you are not Rotse?

  7. jiji Mulundika Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Maano,think before you write. The Lozi Chief(Litunga) was against the separation on Barotseland from Zambia. Its the Induna’s that are insisting on it. That in itself is a problem that has nothing to do with Nevers stand on the traditional chiefs. As for the Bemba chief, that has totally nothing to do with PF Govt. Sata just has personal issues with Chief Mwamba from longtime ago adn is using presidency as an opportunity to fight. Without that position Sata would have to bow.

    So my friend Maan, be mature in your response and take the shame of immaturity away from the media

    • Maano Reply

      May 16, 2013 at 8:19 am

      Please note that the Litungaship is an institution rather than an individual person. Litungas come and go, but the Litungaship remains long-lasting. The supreme making body of Barotseland is the Barotse National Council [BNC]and not the Litunga [Kaongolo-ka-Nyambe]as an individual person!As far as we are concerned – sikuñuzi!

  8. Kasanda Kasanga Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Dr Mumba Do you know why the Bembas (and all other tribes) have handled their succession programs for over 400 years without interference from a temporal government, which comes today and can be voted out tomorrow? They are dictatorships that believe that only certain people are born to rule. Stop comparing these archaic autocracies to modern democracies

  9. chick nigger Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Iwe chikala tumfweko ring sata tell him I told you to tell him @ aba ichiputi,alechita ngafuma mukuwanka isa mukupanga ama decisions yamumumputi!

  10. Popopo Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Last time press conference in RSA barking was Dr Mumba, this time its from Dallas Texas barking same Mumba when are you going to bark loud within your yard my friend? If you where my d*g chakuposafye ifimbala fyandi ulalya when thieves come ulebosele kunse

  11. jizzyb92 Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 5:32 am

    And wasn’t he lord of all at his ministry

  12. costa (kabwe) Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Firstly,allow me to discredit ndaji for just yaping anyhow.The president can only come in if those chiefs have wrangles and not in the case it is. The chiefs are not complaining and infact are against Satana’s decisions.Satana has just personal agendas.Let him then remove his highness chief Mwanachingwala because even him isn’t from the royal family.Charles Malambo(mwanachingwala) is the one sata must fight because he refused to leave the thron to the owner.

    • isaac Reply

      May 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Do not forget Sosala came public himself declaring that he was not properly installed. He himself,so what do you expect? No any other chief who is not properly installed did the way Sosala did.

  13. Reveal! Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Religious conman in Dallas Texas, he wants show us thet he is USA.Nevers will never be president of Zambia,never,never amen

  14. truthful Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

    who gave you the right ba sata? imwe nimwe ba tubulu,what do you know about bemba royalty?concerntrate on ur tubulu bisa royalty!
    fwe bene abena lubemba twafuma ku kasama, ku chinsali,ku mporokoso-ifi fyena mwatampa chapwa twa misula!

  15. ken Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Zambia should repeal some of these things. We should in this error and age do away with Chiefs and Chiefdoms like Nigeria did a long time ago.

    • Muzo Reply

      May 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Boyi ken, you are full of sh*%T. By the way it’s not Error, it’s era. Go back to school and maybe you will learn to appreciate your heritage.

    • isaac Reply

      May 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      My friend that is creating anachy, doing away with chiefs? That is creating lawlessness. Do you think the govt alone can administer land at the village level?

  16. Captain Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Another mad Pastor…….

  17. Stop writing "ndeloleshafye" Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Stop posting “Ndeloleshyafye” – Your passiveness is unproductive – and you are making the blog BORING! That’s why you are taken advantage of. It’s not clever to just write “Ndeloleshafye”. You are mentally lazy and relying on other bloggers to discuss issues for you.


    Stop it! You are mental parasites.

  18. Bantu justice Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    BA kasanda na popopo mulifipuba.mukasapota na mafi!!!Democracy ya pa station eyo mutwale kulubemba.Come 2016 you will be swallowed into political oblivion….by real democracy!!!!

  19. ZAMBIAN Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    What are you doing in Dallas…..? You think you can win bye- elections from Dallas?

  20. Gynecologist Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Nevers Mumbwe ne fimina mumona…..Kafyone!


    May 17, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Compatriots, let us understand certain imperatives. Firstly, the government has no role in the selection and appointment of Chiefs. Its role is recognition of what autonomous traditional Royal Establishments have decided. the GRZ can also come in when there is a dispute regarding succession. Of course the courts can also come in when one agrieved party to the throone is unhappy with the decision of the Royal Establishment. I forgot, when a Chief is working against public policy or spreading anarchy or perpetrating treasonable toughts, the GRZ can come in. In the case of Senior Chief Mwamba there is nothing of the sort. An argument has been forwarded by the President that “Mr. Sosala” was not properly installed. How and when a Chief os installed is not the responsibility of government but that of the Royal Establishment. The duty of GRZ is to receive communication from the Royal Establishment aboutthe selected person after ensuring that according to their acceptable rules and guidelines they are all happy to confer the status of Chief, Senior Chief or Paramount Chief on Kantwa. Lastly, the issue of subsistance allowance has come in. Let me say this: We the Bemba Speaking People of Senior Chief Mwamba collectively cannot fail to pay our Senior Chief a lot more than that allowance. All we have allowed to happen is to let GRZ play its role aftart all chiefs are involved in the local/decentralised governenace of the country.

  22. Umubemba Inkonko Reply

    May 18, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Why speaking from Dallas? The fact is Nevers has come to his senses that pretending to be president of MMD will take him nowhere as the party is rapidly decaying. To cover his shame he has gone into self exile in Dallas, USA.

  23. True Bemba Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 7:56 am

    ‘Chiefs in a quandary ahead of 2011 polls’
    By Chibaula Silwamba
    Sun 02 Jan. 2011, 03:59 CAT [875 Reads, 0 Comment(s)] Text size Print

    CHIEFS are again in a political quandary ahead of the 2011 elections, says senior chief Mwamba of the Bemba people in Northern Province.

    In an interview, chief Mwamba said instead of being political party cadres, chiefs should provide a powerful argument as civil libertarians and become champions of the most disinherited, oppressed, wretched and physically the most ailing class in the nation.

    “As the hot race to the 2011 general elections has begun to gain momentum, the chiefs have again found themselves in a political quandary between the ruling party and the opposition as their ancestors experienced during the struggle for our independence since the nationalists regarded them as sell-outs to the imperialists,” chief Mwamba said.

    The traditional ruler said he believed that a chief should ideally be an impartial leader of the people in her or his chiefdom, regardless of their political affiliation.

    He said a chief’s active participation in the current cheap party politics of insults could inevitably place her or him in an adversarial position against those subjects that might have different political alignments.

    “We as traditional rulers are always and permanently living with the people in villages, while politicians disappear immediately after the elections into the credit-card and chauffeur-driven world of abundance,” chief Mwamba said. “I keep wondering with dismay at those chiefs who are too critical and are also contributing to the wild, unrealistic and unattainable promises being proclaimed by politicians on both sides.”

    He said he wondered if such chiefs would be in positions to give proper accounts or be answerable to the people for any shortcomings because it was obvious that the wild promises being carelessly pronounced are a political gimmick and would definitely not be fulfilled, except to those within the inner political circles.

    He said he felt bound to work with civil servants and not party cadres.

    However, he said the greatest problem Zambia had was that there was a distorted myth in the country that equates politics with superior intelligence.

    “Therefore, our politicians at whatever level regard themselves to be ‘geniuses’ far above the collective intelligence of society,” chief Mwamba said.

    Chief Mwamba, who is also chairman of the board of trustees at Radio Mano in Kasama, expressed displeasure at Kasama Municipal Council’s attempts to suppress press freedom after the community radio station aired information about misappropriation of funds based on an audit report by the Ministry of Local Government and Housing

  24. True Bemba Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Chief Mwamba said it was heart wrenching to note that instead of strengthening the institution of chiefs, chiefs were busy promoting political parties too.

    In an interview, chief Mwamba said instead of being political party cadres, chiefs should provide a powerful argument as civil libertarians and become champions of the most disinherited, oppressed, wretched and physically the most ailing class in the nation.

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