MMD woes continue to deepen

THE Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has written to its national secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima to exculpate himself over charges of gross insubordination and indiscipline.

But Mr Mbulakulima has accused the MMD of planning to expel him from the party for reasons he said he did not understand.

MMD acting party spokesperson Reuben Sambo refuted claims by Mr Mbulakulima suggesting that he had been expelled stating that the Chembe member of Parliament was only facing disciplinary charges.

Mr Sambo said Mr Mbulakulima had not officially raised a complaint to NEC, Nevers Mumba, the MMD president or any organ of the party.

Mr Mbulakulima said MMD leader Nevers Mumba had no moral right to punish other members because he (Mumba) too was allegedly not clean. He said Mr Mbulakulima was only written a charge letter to exculpate himself by Dr Mumba why he Mbulakulima) had been against the resolutions of the recent NEC meeting not to go for a national convention.

The MMD recently expelled its Lunte member of Parliament Felix Mutati for calling for a convention that was largely seen as a sign to oust party president Nevers Mumba as the former ruling party prepares to form an alliance with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Mr Mbulakulima said it was within his party functionality as custodian of the constitution to disown the court case against Mr Mutati.

He said the party leadership erred in using his name for a case he never issued instructions for.

Mr Mbulakulima said he has since written to the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) to discipline the lawyers that represented MMD against Mr. Mutati.

Mr Mbulakulima said what he yearned for was a united MMD if they were to remain relevant to the country’s political dispensation.

Earlier in the morning Mr Mbulakulima stormed Dr Mumba’s resident demanding that the latter personally delivers the expulsion letter to him instead of sending his bodyguards.

Mr Mbulakulima said he had not done anything wrong for the party leadership to commence disciplinary action against him.