Nevers is a mouth for hire – Sata

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has described Nevers Mumba as a mouth for hire whose recent views on the Supreme Court are reckless and bankrupt.

But Mumba yesterday maintained that President Sata wanted to use the Supreme Court as a slaughterhouse and an abattoir for democracy.

On Saturday Mumba, leader of the opposition MMD, questioned the Supreme Court ruling on Dora Siliya.

The Supreme Court overturned suspended High Court judge Charles Kajimanga’s declaration that Siliya was duly elected as member of parliament for Petauke Central.

But Mumba doubted the legitimacy and fairness of all Supreme Court rulings on parliamentary election petitions.

However, President Sata (left) said in a statement issued by his special assistant for press and public relations, George Chellah, that Mumba was petitioning his own competence as leader through his irrational verbal attack launched on the Supreme Court.

“His recent reckless and bankrupt view tells it all,” he said.