Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) National Secretary Muhabi Lungu has been thrown out of his office by Dr Nevers Mumba’s supporters from the Copperbelt.
Mr Lungu told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka that supporters of Dr Mumba’s stormed and forced him out of his office.
He said the actions of the cadres are against democratic tenets that the former ruling party espouses.
Mr Lungu said he has since reported the matter to Police to help resolve the situation peacefully and avoid begetting violence.
He said he had instructed his cadres not to retaliate against Dr Mumba’s supporters in order to safeguard peace.
And Mr Mumba has confirmed having received an order of interim Injunction from the high court restraining him and the NEC from interfering with Dr Nevers Mumba’s duties as MMD President until the matter is disposed off by the court.
Mr Lungu said he will consult with his lawyers before issuing any further statement on the interim injunction.
Dr Mumba was suspended by the MMD’s National Executive Committee last week for alleged indiscipline.
This followed a power struggle between Dr Mumba and former Head of State Rupiah Banda over the MMD’s presidential candidature for the January 20 presidential by-election.
Dr Mumba has since urged all party structures across the country to continue mobilizing the party and stand ready to participate in the forthcoming presidential by-election.
The MMD Leader has also warned party members of stiff punishment if they attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday in Lusaka organized by some NEC members as it is illegal.