Friday, December 07, 2012

PF reluctant to admit Mangani, Mulongoti as members - Kabimba

PF reluctant to admit Mangani, Mulongoti as members - Kabimba
By Misheck Wangwe in Kitwe
Fri 07 Dec. 2012, 12:00 CAT

WYNTER Kabimba says PF has been reluctant to admit Mike Mulongoti or give a position to Lameck Mangani because the party wants to run a civilised country and avoid what is happening in MMD.

In an interview, Kabimba said the beating up of MMD national secretary Major Richard Kachingwe by MMD members was an act of uncivilised leaders that had hijacked the party and were very desperate for power.

"That's why we have been reluctant to admit people like Mulongoti to the membership of the party. That's why we have not been able to give a position to Mangani to be a member of the party, to take any position in the party because such members act out of desperation," he said.

Kabimba said the PF wanted to run a democratic and civilised country and what MMD was exhibiting was neither civilisation nor an act of democracy.

Kabimba said police must deal with the incident firmly and whoever was connected to the incident, directly or indirectly must be brought to book.

He said the MMD was suffering from being transferred into the hands of people like Nevers Mumba that had hijacked the party and never cared about its image.

Kabimba said what happened to Maj Kachingwe was shameful and that was why the PF was guarding the party against infiltrators and those from outside that wanted to assume positions in the party before undergoing the period of probation.

Kabimba said MMD members that were supporting Mumba must begin to raise questions on whether Mumba was a right leader or not to move the MMD forward instead of the culture of violence which was coming under a leadership of a person who called himself a pastor and a man of God.

He said Zambians must judge Mumba for what he was as there was no difference between him and William Banda special adviser to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

"If indeed Nevers Mumba was not the mastermind, let him come out and condemn this violence. It's him to appeal to the police to arrest that group of thugs. If he fails to do that, the police must pick him up and question him as a mastermind," he said.

Kabimba said the accusations that Maj Kachingwe was close to the PF and President Michael Sata was not an offence and no justification for violence.

He said every organisation had civilised ways and means of dealing with a member who departed from its values and principles and not violence.

"The man (Mumba) is emerging in my view as a hypocrite in the eyes of God and there was no way God who is a God of justice is ever going to reward Nevers for these activities and he must realise that. These activities can only bring him down," he said.

He said the issues which Maj Kachingwe raised were constitutional matters within the realm of the constitution of the MMD, and everything must be dealt with constitutionally.

Maj Kachingwe on Saturday invalidated Mumba's presidency, saying he was not a member of the party at the time he was elected.

After announcing Mumba's invalidation at the secretariat, cadres loyal to Mumba manhandled Maj Kachingwe, forcing him out of his office.

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