MOVEMENT for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) spokesperson Dr Cephas Mukuka has cautioned Rachael Nakacinda to stop impersonating himself as national secretary.
Dr Mukuka said Nakacinda was not a member of the MMD and last week the judgment clearly spelled it out.
“Should Nakacinda ever impersonate himself as our national secretary, we will report him to the police for impersonation and we shall instruct our lawyers to commence contempt proceedings against him,” he said.
Dr Mukuka however thanked Felix Mutati for conceding defeat.
He said the party leadership was not moved by the decision by Nakacinda to appeal High Court judge Sharon Newa’s landmark judgment that recognised Mumba as party president.
Expelled members Nakacinda and George Kangwa on Monday filed in a notice of appeal against judge Newa’s judgment.
“We are happy that the MMD leadership case that lasted for the last three years has finally come to an end. We always knew and believed that Dr Mumba was the MMD president and the courts have confirmed this position,” Dr Mukuka said.
He said MMD lawyers would soon commence contempt proceedings against a Reuben Mambwe who took it upon himself to pour scorn and insult on the judgment and judge Newa.
“After Hon Mutati conceded defeat, a bunch of hired guns led by a Mr Reuben Mambwe who was impersonating himself as Lusaka district secretary went on ZNBC and rubbished Judge Sharon Newa’s landmark judgment. Firstly, we would like to inform the nation that those are not MMD members and neither is Mambwe a district official. Secondly, the nation should know that our members and the general public have welcomed the judgment and are already on the ground mobilising our party,” Dr Mukuka said.
“As a party we have instructed our lawyers to commence contempt proceedings against Mambwe for insulting the judgment and the judge.”
Dr Mukuka said the MMD was not moved by the decision by Nakacinda to appeal the landmark judgment as it was his right to do so.
“What is to be noted however is that the appeal does not affect the judgment in the absence of a stay. We had always warned Hon Mutati to be careful of his dealings with Nakacinda. Nakacinda has defied Mutati, a man he called his president because he has never believed in Mutati. To him, Mutati was always a cash cow,” said Dr Mukuka. “All our members and structures have welcomed the judgment and are happy with it. Secondly, Mr Mutati who was the first defendant and his followers have conceded defeat. So we wonder under whose authority he has appealed when the chief defendant has conceded defeat. We would like to clear the air that Raphael Nakacinda and George Kangwa have appealed in their personal capacity against the party Leadership. Furthermore, Hon. Felix Mutati and Hon. Mwansa Mbulakulima have distanced themselves from the appeal.”