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  • “He must tell us. Right now we want him to tell us what charge and who he went to see,” Mr Ngulube demanded.

By BUUMBA CHIMBULU

MMD president Nevers Mumba should tell Zambians what he went to do and who he went to see in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where he ended up being arrested, says Government’s Deputy Chief Whip, Tutwa Ngulube.

Mr Ngulube, who is also Kabwe Central Member of Parliament, demanded answers from the MMD leader on what he specifically went to do in DRC.

“We want to tell him that crime does not pay. He has to tell the people of Zambia how he found himself there, who he went to meet and in what capacity.

“He must tell us. Right now we want him to tell us what charge and who he went to see,” Mr Ngulube demanded.

Mr Ngulube urged Zambian politicians to stop causing confusion in neighbouring countries as doing so would land them in a serious crime such as death sentence.

In an earlier video recorded from his hotel, Dr Mumba had said he had gone to the DRC  to explore business possibilities in order to supply commodities.

“We came for business and we achieved what we came for,” he said in the video.

He did not elaborate on the commodities he was thinking of supplying.

Other MMD leaders have condemned Dr Mumba’s journey to DRC, labelling the move as reckless.

Last weekend, MMD faction leader Raphael Nakachinda distanced the party from the conduct and mission of Dr Mumba in the DRC where he was arrested.

Mr Nakachinda said the MMD has always used noble and legitimate ways of raising funds without putting peace and security of the nation at risk. He said the conduct of Dr Mumba was worrisome.

Mr Nakachinda said soliciting for external support to destabilize the government is a serious issue that needs to be looked at critically.

He said Dr Mumba’s be haviour was regrettable as it puts the peace and security of the nation at risk.

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