Lubinda’s Expulsion Set for Jan. 20

THE Central Committee of the Patriotic Front (PF) is this weekend expected to deliver judgment on the disciplinary case against Kabwata member of Parliament Given Lubinda among other party members.

A full central committee meeting is scheduled to sit on Sunday, January 20, to act on the report of the disciplinary committee which determined cases against Mr Lubinda, who is also Foreign Affairs minister, and others.

PF central committee member Edgar Lungu said this in an interview yesterday.

Lungu, who is also chairperson of the disciplinary committee, said according to a notice, a meeting of chairpersons will be held on Friday January 18, 2013 while the full central committee meeting is scheduled for Sunday.

The disciplinary committee which heard cases against Mr Lubinda and suspended Eastern Province chairman Lucas Phiri, among others, sat from January 4 to 6, 2013.

The committee then forwarded its recommendations to the PF central committee for action.

Lubinda, Mr Phiri and other accused party members appeared before the committee.

Pressure has been mounting with party members calling for the expulsion of Mr Lubinda from the party, accusing him of working with opposition parties.

PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba gave Mr Lubinda a seven-day ultimatum to exculpate himself from allegations that he was leaking confidential information to the media and opposition parties.

And Phiri was suspended from the party with five other officials for allegedly sowing seeds of division in PF.

Phiri and other suspended officials were also accused of working with former Chipata Central MP Lameck Mangani to propagate division in the district.

Source: Zambia Daily Mail

2 Comments

  1. Posted January 14, 2013 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    With cadres marching to state house, the pressure to fire him is there alright. Even if Sata wanted to keep Lubinda, the ruling is way beyond him.

    • Fyonse fyabo.
      Posted January 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

      You’re right the Cobra has been reduced to a child’s play thing….a toy! This is not the Cobra I voted for, fangs plucked?