ZAMBIANS IN DIASPORA CONDEMN TEARGASSING OF MMD MEETING

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As Zambians in the diaspora, we have been rejoicing at the passing of progressive clauses to be included in the new constitution especially on Dual Citizenship in which we are very pleased that the Movement for Multiparty Democracy under the able leadership of Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba played a very significant role.

We are however extremely disappointed and displeased at the shocking incident on Friday 18th December 2015 in Lundazi where teargas was used by the Police to disrupt a peaceful indoor meeting of MMD party structures as they were being addressed by Dr Mumba. This is primitive stone age politics that has destroyed our beautiful nation of Zambia. This is totally unacceptable. We were thinking that we have left such things behind after making wonderful progress on the constitution.

I join my fellow Zambians in the diaspora to strongly condemn the action of the police as shown in the video clip on Facebook and YouTube. Dr Mumba is a very well respected man in Zambia by many people and in many countries in Africa and other parts of the world for him to be treated like this. This is very shameful and makes a total mockery of the day of prayer, fasting and reconciliation that was held on 18th October 2015. We call on all Zambians to rise and cry to God for our country.

Rev. Nathan Nkhama, Dallas, Texas, USA
Executive Director/Producer
Zambia Blog Talk Radio

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