MMD splits

OPPOSITION MMD has split into two factions.

One of the factions has rallied behind Major Richard Kachingwe, the party’s national secretary who was expelled by MMD president Nevers Mumba two months ago. The other faction is under Mumba.

And the Major Kachingwe-led faction has started forming parallel structures, and established its secretariat along Nambala Close, off Lusaka’s Bwinjimfumu Road in Rhodespark.

Major Kachingwe and his supporters are calling for a party convention within the next 90 days where all MMD national executive committee positions would be re-contested.

Maj Kachingwe and his supporters have also resolved not to recognise Mumba as party president but instead have the party’s acting national chairman take care of the party’s affairs until elections for all party national leadership positions are held within three months.

But Mumba says he is not aware of the existence of the parallel structures.