YALI backs calls for Muteteka to step down

Moses Muteteka
Moses Muteteka
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has backed calls for MMD Chisamba Member of Parliament Moses Muteteka to step down following his conviction.

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has called on Mr. Muteteka to step down based on Article 71(2) (e) of the Zambian Constitution which states that a member of the National Assembly should vacate his seat in Parliament where, among other causes, he is sentenced to death by a court in Zambia, or to imprisonment, by whatever name called, for a term exceeding six months.

YALI president Andrew Nthewewe says Mr. Muteteka, who has been slapped was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a motor vehicle worth K75, 000, does not stand on moral ground as a leader.

Mr Nthewewe has told Qfm News that his organization is of the view that though Mr. Muteteka has appealed against his conviction he should step down as he has lost integrity to continue holding such a leadership position.

Meanwhile, MMD president Never Mumba has told Qfm News in a separate interview that his party is studying the development relating to Mr.Muteteka’s conviction.

Dr. Mumba says the party leadership is also considering the fact that Mr. Muteteka needs to rest as he has been traumatized by the things he has gone through following his conviction.