"Findlay is a foolish boy" - Peter Mumba
Peter Mumba yesterday
described Terence Findlay as a foolish boy who has been brought up very
Reacting to Ndola businessman Findlay's open
revelation of his hatred for late president Levy Mwanawasa and the
Lamba-speaking people in general to Lusaka lawyer Wynter Kabimba, Mumba who is
former energy permanent secretary said the Lamba were very offended by Findlay's
“Actually I won't hesitate to say that he is an …… and a
foolish boy who has been brought up very badly. How does he bring in the Lambas
and the late president in his
defilement case?” Mumba asked. “Because the right people who brought up this
issue were the police and not the president and for that matter why should he
start talking about the president who is no more?”
He wondered why
Findlay did not bring up the matter when president Mwanawasa was still alive if
he were courageous and man enough.
“And for the Lambas, it's a pity he
actually stays in a Lamba area and then he must start insulting Lambas.
Everybody knows that Findlay is a careless chap on the Copperbelt, especially in
Ndola we know his lifestyle. That's his nature, that's his character,” Mumba
said. “Findlay has got some property in Lambaland, if he doesn't want to
cooperate with Lambas then he can as well leave Lambaland because the Lambas
actually have been phoning me and they are very upset. So Findlay should
actually go to his village if he has a village at all.”
that Findlay should not drag the Lamba people into issues of
“We shouldn't be brought into this. If he has a bone to chew
with Honourable George Mpombo he should actually confine his statement to
Honourable Mpombo and not to generalise and include the late president and the
Lambas,” Mumba said. “He should actually watch his movements in Lambaland
because they are very upset. Actually an apology is required from him and if he
doesn't do so the people of Lambaland will decide what next.”
questioned the reasoning of people who considered Findlay for
“He is not fit to be a leader. I don't even know how those
who think he can be a leader think,” Mumba said.
Copperbelt Province UPND
chairperson Elisha Matambo, who is also Lamba, said Findlay's remarks confirmed
President Rupiah Banda and former president Frederick Chiluba's hatred for
president Mwanawasa and the Lambas in general.
“Rupiah Banda and the
government have been insulting the Lamba people for a long time. Findlay is an
agent of Chiluba and Chiluba is an agent of Rupiah. He came here to campaign for
Rupiah and he was going round with Findlay. So since Findlay has said he hates
Levy and Lambas it confirms that Rupiah through Findlay and Chiluba hate Lamba
people so much,” said Matambo. “That's a serious insult on Lamba people. We
demand for an apology from Findlay within 48 hours. If he doesn't we will
organise serious demonstrations. We are meeting right now as Lambas, we will not
let him operate freely if he doesn't withdraw the statement or
We will demonstrate and make his stay on the Copperbelt very
difficult. We don't even know if this chap has a village. We will make his stay
very difficult if he doesn't apologise. He amassed all that wealth from here
with resources from Lambaland.”
And Lambas in chief Mushili's area asked
Findlay to apologise over his hatred for them.
In a statement, Lamba
organising committee vice chairperson Mandela Nkole stated that Findlay's hatred
for Lambas was childish and retrogressive.
Nkole said Lambas voted for
Findlay as Copperbelt MMD chairperson but they did not know his hidden hatred
Nkole said Findlay's differences with Mpombo were
“Findlay should apologise to Lambas or vacate from Lamba
territory where he owns and runs Crown Breweries. He is selling his beer to the
same Lambas he hates,” he said.
Nkole said tribal politics were dirty and
should be discouraged.
Findlay last Wednesday openly revealed his hatred
for late president Mwanawasa and the Lamba people in general to
This was after the trial of Kafulafuta MMD member of parliament
Mpombo at Ndola magistrates' court.
Mpombo is alleged to have issued a
cheque of K10 million to Findlay on an insufficiently funded
Mpombo narrated that he learnt of Findlay's outbursts through
Kabimba who is part of his defence team, immediately after the court adjourned
“I am extremely flabbergasted and shocked by the scum of
the politics Mr Findlay is trying to exhibit just to get at me for no apparent
reason,” said Mpombo.