Former Committee of Citizens Executive Director Gregory Chifire has alleged that MMD leader Nevers Mumba does not qualify to be Republican President because his Father hails from South Africa.
Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka Sunday morning, Mr. Chifire said he has come across some information that alleges that Dr. Mumba’s Father comes from South Africa.
Mr. Chifire claimed that Dr. Mumba’s Father settled in Chinsali district and married into the Ndalama family that lived in that area.
“This is the story coming from Chinsali. All the villagers know this story and I want the media to go there and verify what the villagers are saying. This man’s Father was from South Africa and maybe that explains his light skin,” Mr. Chifire said.
He said under the current constitution, Dr. Mumba does not quality to be Republican President.
Mr. Chifire has appealed to MMD members to take a keen interest to scrutinize the parentage of Dr. Mumba.
This man’s Father was from South Africa and maybe that explains his light skin,” Mr. Chifire said.
And Mr. Chifire said MMD will never bounce back into power unless it gets rid of all selfish and stubborn leaders.
“MMD is full of stubborn and deaf people. They don’t listen and somehow am happy that they lost the 2011 elections because most of those people in MMD behaved as if they owned Zambians.”
At the same briefing, MMD founder member and political consultant John Ziba charged that the no amount of rebranding would change people’s perceptions of the MMD.
Mr. Ziba said as far as Zambians are concerned, the MMD is still a corrupt party adding that Dr. Mumba will never take the MMD anywhere.
“I know Dr. Mumba very well. He is not to be trusted especially with issues of finances,” Mr. Ziba said.
And when reached for a comment, MMD leader Dr. Nevers Mumba said he will not respond to the issues raised by the two gentlemen because they have no authority to comment on MMD affairs.