- “We are going for elections and so much is at stake, so this issue should not end at Dr Mumba explaining,”
By PETER SICHALI
GOVERNMENT should take interest and investigate circumstances surrounding new hope MMD president Nevers Mumba’s misadventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo that led to his arrest by heavily armed security intelligence officers, Citizens Democratic Party (CDP) Robert Mwanza has said.
Mr Mwanza said soliciting for funds for the purpose of willing an election would pose a serious security threat to peace and security of the country therefore government through its security wings should thoroughly investigate the matter.
He said the matter involving Dr Mumba’s arrest in DRC should not end at him giving his side of the story instead government should take keen interest and investigate the matter.
Mr Mwanza said the Zambian government should take interest and investigate especially that the country was going for an election.
“We are going for elections and so much is at stake, so this issue should not end at Dr Mumba explaining,” Mr Mwanza said.
Mr Mwanza said people vying for presidency should be straight in their dealings and ensure that they do not put the image of the country in disrepute.
“We have followed the developments surrounding Dr Mumba’s circumstances in DRC and we would like to appeal to government to follow this matter closely,”Mr Mwanza said.
Mr Mwanza said it was strange that someone would be pursued and arrested by officers armed with machine guns for merely doing business in that country.
“As a party we do not believe Dr Mumba was arrested for merely doing business in that country therefore he should be probed,”Mr Mwanza said.
He said Dr Mumba as a public figure owes the nation the truth of what he was doing in that country and circumstances that led to his arrest.
Meanwhile, Dr Mumba said he would hold a press briefing to address the nation on circumstances surrounding his DRC ordeal.
When contact for a comment, Dr Mumba accused the Daily Nation of celebrating his misfortune, “you were celebrating my situation and it is too late for you to ask for my side of the story because you have your own sources?”