Zambia: MMD seeks withdrawal of nomination fee

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THE opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) says it wishes to withdraw the part payment of the presidential election nomination fee made to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ). Read More

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Zambia: Nevers concedes defeat

Statement on the 2015 Election Results

After looking at the results made available by the Electoral Commission of Zambia so far, it is clear that as the Movement for Multiparty Democracy, we have not made the grade in this election.

Nevertheless, I wish to congratulate our national campaign committee led by Hon Mwansa Mbulakulima and the entire membership of the party for demonstrating unequaled gallantry in the just ended electoral contest. We thank all those who contributed by way of funding, time and logistics to the campaign.

The results so far confirm that MMD’s path to full recovery lies in complete re-branding with new blood and new attitudes towards service to the nation. As MMD, we shall regroup and make the necessary decisions to take our party forward.

We congratulate the eventual winner and look forward to working together as we provide the necessary checks and balances. In conceding defeat, we wish to advise all our colleagues in the political fraternity to desist from anything which could bring instability and conflict in our nation. We urge the incoming President and Government to foster unity and reconciliation during this interim period before the 2016 election.

We urge the new administration to immediately get to work to give the Zambian people their constitution as soon as possible. As we stated during the Presidential debate, it is very unlikely to enact the new constitution before the 2016 elections because of the need for a referendum as a result of the amendment to the Bill of Rights.

A referendum requires planning, logistics, funding and sensitisation of the public in every district which is difficult to do in 18 months. We are aware that the PF has released a roadmap for the final phase of the constitution review process.

However, the Zambian people still remember the PF legacy of dishonesty and unfulfilled “90 Days” promises. Zambians would do well to be sceptical of this roadmap and must be vigilant to hold the PF government accountable to their stated time-frames in the plan.

A more realistic, practical and result oriented approach is the MMD position of immediately taking separate important bills to parliament in order to address the following issues before the 2016 elections:

50% + 1 electoral system

Presidential running mate

Reduction of the powers of the President

Freedom of Information and improved press freedom

The NGO Act

Public Order Act

Dual Citizenship

Cabinet from outside Parliament

Decentralization

Preventing parliamentary defectors from contesting seats for the life of the parliament they are in

Only high levels of patriotism will help to navigate us through this 18 month transition time before the 2016 election, by which time we must have our people-driven constitution.

I thank you,

Nevers Sekwila Mumba
MMD President

Zambia: Voting underway in Feira

ELECTIONStory from the Zambian Eye Website

The people of Feira constituency in Luangwa district of Eastern province have started voting to elect their new Member of Parliament (MP). Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: KK is a letdown-Muhabi

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Spokesman in the Office of the MMD President Muhabi Lungu said he is disappointed with First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda’s support for President Michael Sata and the PF government. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Malila ‘red-flags’ Henry Banda

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ATTORNEY General Mumba Malila is determined to see Henry Banda, the fugitive son of former President Rupiah Banda, stand trial and answer charges of various ‘white-collar’ crimes despite Interpol’s reported decision to drop him off the “red alert” list. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: ECZ has become a danger to national security – Nevers Mumba

Nevers MumbaStory from the Zambian Eye Website

Leader of the opposition MMD, Nevers Mumba has charged that the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is a danger to national security and needs to be transformed immediately. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: RB abuse of authority case adjourned

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FORMER President Rupiah Banda’s abuse of authority of office case has been adjourned to April 22 for ruling on whether the matter should be sent to the High Court for determination of constitutional issues. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: RB arrested for hiding ‘stolen’ trucks

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Former president Rupiah Banda has been arrested for allegedelly concealing  nine (9) stolen trucks. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Rupiah Banda Ignores DEC Summon

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FORMER President Rupiah Banda has ignored a summon from the Government Joint Investigations Team (GJIT) that requested that he appears before them today at 10:00 hours. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: RB summoned again to appear before investigation team

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Story from the Lusaka Times Website

Government Joint Investigations Team yesterday 10th April 2013 summoned former republican president Mr. Rupiah Bwezani Banda to appear before the team at the Drug Enforcement Commission offices at 10 hours today in connection with allegations of Corruption. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: RB warned and cautioned, questioning continues on Friday

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Story From the Lusaka Times Website

Former President Rupiah Banda has been warned and cautioned on three counts bordering on corruption. Spokesperson for the Joint Government Investigative Team Namukolo Kasumpa confirmed the development in an interview with Journalists in Lusaka this afternoon. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Parliament to hear Dora’s ‘insult’

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Story from the Zambia Daily Mail

GOVERNMENT says MMD Petauke Member of Parliament Dora Siliya’s affront in Parliament will be tabled in the House for appropriate action. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Government Disappointed With Dora Siliya Insult

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Ms Siliya raised her middle finger while walking out of the chambers in parliament on Friday in protest to the motion to lift former President Rupiah Banda’s legal immunity tabled before the House by Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: RB Lawyers file case with High Court to prevent the discussion of his immunity in parliament

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Former President Rupiah Banda’s Lawyers have this afternoon filed a case with the Lusaka High Court preventing the parliament from discussion the lifting of their client’s immunity. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: PF grabs Livingstone seat,UPND concedes

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According to final results released shortly, PF candidate Lawrence Evans polled 10,173 with UPND’s Regina Musokotwane in distant second with 7, 805 votes. Click here for the Full Story

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