Nevers calls for hunger strike


 By Nation Reporter

FORMER Movement for Multiparty Development (MMD) president Nevers Mumba has pleaded with Zambians to go on hunger strike on his behalf after he was arrested for criminal trespass yesterday.

Dr Mumba was picked up from his home by a C5 police unit and pleaded with Zambians through the Woodlands Police cell window that they should stop eating so that President Edgar Lungu could prove he was legitimately re-elected.

Dr. Mumba was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he stormed the premises of the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) on Thursday evening demanding the correction of s story.

Dr Mumba on Thursday stormed ZNBC premises and harassed staff who were in the newsroom and accused them of twisting the Constitutional Court story.

Earlier in the morning yesterday, a combined team of police officers surrounded and conducted a search at Dr Mumba’s House in Kabulonga along middle way road.After his arrest, Dr Mumba pleaded with Zambians to go on hunger strike on his behalf so that President Edgar Lungu can prove his legitimacy.

Dr Mumba said as far as he was concerned he was not going to recognize President Lungu because according to him, Hakainde Hichilema whom he is supporting had been robbed of victory.   And Mr Hichilema accompanied by Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, said the arrest and detention of Dr Mumba was a sign of lack of democracy in the country. “They did not need to arrest him today. But it is his constitutional right to bond, police bond and bail but here we are talking about the bond,” Mr Hichilema said.

And when asked what charge had been slapped on Dr Mumba, Mr Hichilema said he had been charged with criminal trespass.

Efforts to get police to comment failed as police spokesperson Rea Hamoonga said he was in church and that he could only respond after the service.

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