Police upset MMD over Mutati

THE MMD has accused police of treating Lunte Member of Parliament Felix Mutati with kid gloves and giving him special treatment despite the party notifying the authorities of his status as an expelled member, MMD spokesperson Reuben Sambo has charged.

In an interview yesterday, Rev. Sambo said the party had written to the police on more than two occasions not to allow Mr Mutati to hold party functions as he was an expelled member but the police had continued to treat the parliamentarian with kid gloves.

“We have done everything within our power to restrain Mr Mutati. We have written to the police not once or twice but on many occasions on the status of Mr Mutati being an expelled member but they treat him with kid gloves.

‘‘But If Mr Mutati is special to the police, he is not special to us and whatever he will encounter at the hands of the MMD members will be his fault,” Rev. Sambo said.

He accused the police of letting Mr Mutati freely conduct his activities which he described as ‘‘criminal’’ despite the party having written to all police commissioners in the 10 provinces.

Rev. Sambo said what the Lunte parliamentarian was doing was a crime as he had continued to use party structures as well as the party name despite being an expelled member.

“The using of party structures and the MMD name by Mr Mutati is a crime as he is an expelled member and his days are numbered. Everyone has a day, and his day is drawing closer,” he said.

Rev. Sambo said manoeuvres being made by Mr Mutati and few of his friends would not destabilise the party or save his dwindling fortunes. And Rev. Sambo said the olive branch which the party had extended to all its estranged members was still open.

He maintained that the party would not hold a convention but would do so after the August 11 general elections as agreed by its national executive committee.

“There will be no party convention. It will only take place as agreed by NEC which is after the general elections,” Rev. Sambo said.

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