Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) president Dr. Nevers Mumba has denied sanctioning a statement undersigned with his named which referred to first republican president Dr Kenneth Kaunda as a Senile retiree after he condemned the opposition for criticizing President Michael Sata.
According to the English Dictionary, if old people become senile, they become confused, can no longer remember things, and are unable to look after themselves.
Dr. Mumba has told Qfm News in an interview that someone in the former ruling party issued the said statement which he did not have a look at.
Dr Mumba says he has since written to the former president Dr Kaunda to clarify the matter.
He says the words attributed to him in the statement do not form part of his language and has never used such words to any person.
Dr. Mumba says he has great respect for the first republican president to use such language towards him
He says the MMD’s only concern is the stance Dr. Kaunda has taken in by getting involved in active politics.
He further adds that it is unfair to accuse him of calling the first republican president a senile retiree.
Dr. Mumba says Dr. Kaunda should be a shining example of a great leader who fought for the struggle of the country from colonialism by embracing every opposition leader to drive the country forward.