Politics

PF Expels Kalaba

The ruling Patriotic Front has expelled its Bahati Member of Parliament Harry Kalaba from the party with immediate effect.

Kalaba has been expelled, 12 months after having resigned as Foreign Affairs Minister.

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila told a media briefing that Kalaba has been expelled for gross misconduct.

The disciplinary action was instigated by the Luapula Province PF committee that wrote to the Central Committee.

Kalaba has since his resignation from government being at the helm of the Democratic Party that intends to float him as their Presidential candidate in the 2021 general elections.

 

FULL STATEMENT

 

STATEMENT BY PF SECRETARY GENERAL, HON DAVIES MWILA,

 

26TH JANUARY 2019

 

Members of the Central Committee

The Press,

Good Afternoon,

 

The Central Committee of the Patriotic Front met today for a special sitting to receive and deliberate on the Report of the Party’s Disciplinary Committee regarding in the case of Honourable Harry Kalaba, PF Member of Parliament for Bahati Constituency.

 

BACKGROUND

The Central Committee received a recommendation from The Luapula Provincial Committee during the Central Committee meeting held on 24th March 2018 to expel the Bahati Member of Parliament, Honourable Harry Kalaba from the Party citing various reasons.

The Central Committee referred the matter to the Disciplinary Committee of the Central Committee for further action. In the process of reviewing the grounds advanced by the Provincial Committee against Honourable Kalaba, the Disciplinary Committee took judicial notice of newspaper statements attributed to Honourable Harry Kalaba, which statements bordered on utter disregard and disrespect for The Party, its leadership and Party Constitution.

On 15th October 2018, as Secretary General of the party I wrote a letter to Honourable Kalaba, asking him to exculpate himself on four charges leveled against him arising from newspaper statements attributed to him.

Honourable Kalaba, responded to my letter through on 16th October 2018. In the said letter, Honourable Harry Kalaba failed to exculpate himself as he failed to address to the allegations that were levelled against him.

On 14th of January 2019, as Secretary General of the Party, I wrote a letter to Honourable Kalaba inviting him for a disciplinary hearing at the Party Secretariat on the 22nd of January 2019.

Mr. Kalaba did not present himself for the hearing before the Disciplinary Committee.

On 22nd of January 2019, the Disciplinary Committee held a meeting to deliberate on the case of Mr. Kalaba.

The Disciplinary Committee found Mr. Kalaba guilty on several counts:

1)      Acting in a manner that is likely to bring the name of the Party into ridicule or contempt or disrepute. This is as per Regulation (29c) of the Patriotic Front Constitution.

 

2)      Spreading false information or rumours which tend to injure the reputation of the Party, or any of its leaderships contrary to Regulation 29(h) of the Patriotic Front Constitution.

3)      Committing any act which in the opinion of the Central Committee is not in the interest of the Party contrary to Regulation 29(o) of the Patriotic Front Constitution.

AVAILABLE SANCTIONS

Article 19 of the Party Constitution and the disciplinary Code Handbook at Page 13 provides for sanctions. Depending on the seriousness of misconduct or the offence by the member the following sanctions shall apply:

(A)    simple warning or caution

(b)     written reprimand censure

( c)     demotion in office

( d)    suspension from office or function in the party for a specified period

( e)     expulsion from the party by the central committee

Looking at the factors above, Central Committee heard that Mr. Harry Kalaba had grossly misconducted himself and has continued to do so with impunity.

Central Committee also heard that the Respondent had no respect nor regard for the Party leadership as he even decided to stay away from the disciplinary hearing without giving reasons.

Central Committee further noted that the respondent had been accorded Procedural Fairness in this case by providing an opportunity for him to be heard. From the available sanctions under the Party’s Disciplinary code, the Central Committee adopted the recommendation by its disciplinary Committee that sanction (e) would be commensurate to the offences committed by the Respondent.

RESOLUTION

I wish to announce to the people of Bahati Constituency and the nation at large that Central Committee unanimously agreed to expel Mr. Harry Kalaba from the Party and by virtue of this decision; the Honourable Speaker will be notified to declare Bahati Parliamentary Seat Vacant.

 

57 Comments

  1. Kalaba

    Justing Wasting Government Resources, Rubbish.

    • pf

      waste of fionyo fionyo

    • Peter Sinkamba

      Kalaba is a double faced politician. He pretends to be honest , resigns from government but holds on to manna fishing parliament seat.
      Anchoring character

      • chiyenela ukambapo

        Pf tekanyeni muzaona matako yanjoka wat you do it’s not normal

  2. Chishimba Benson

    if you see it fit …..do so….. Anyone who has not done this let him be the first to throw the stone….

  3. Proud Lozi

    The expel couldn’t have come at a tym den this. Actually it delayed

  4. Leon

    FREE ADVICE TO PF DO NOT EXPEL YOUR MEMBERS BECAUSE VERY SOON THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO EXPEL ANYONE INSTEAD YOU WILL BE PLEADING FOR MEMBERS AS THEY WILL BE RESIGNING WILLINGLY. PF IS ON A WHEEL CHAIR AS A RESULT OF SEVERE HEADACHE AND HALLUCINATIONS. REMEMBER WHEN YOU THREATENED TO ARREST HH OF LATE PEOPLE REACTED IN DEFENCE OF HH FROM ALL CORNER’S OF THE NATION SAYING PF HAS CROSSED THE LIMIT YOU WILL REMEMBER THESE MEMBERS YOU ARE EXPELLING

  5. Herv Rena

    Davis should now concentrate on annulling the Bahati seat in readiness for a by election!

  6. King cool

    PF in twenty twenty one they cry foul. They will start running like a chicken with no head,

  7. Salyn siameba

    Yaaaaaaa too bad to Mr.kalaba

  8. Longinus

    Politics of witch hunt is bringing Zambia’s economy down. Someone pointed out the reasons for his resignation but he ends up on the chopping board. Zambia our country.

  9. jd

    ka life ukudula mu pf 202I kanshi ngani mailo

  10. tk

    Mr kalaba don’t worry 2021 is around de corner they will c

  11. Harry kalaba

    I don’t care will meet in the battle ground

  12. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    You are so called Nebuchadnezzars of these dayas.Shame to pfools.

  13. William chanda

    imwe tu pf wait 2021 you will see dnt wry our president HK bakasakamana nga Joseph kabila imwe bapompwe lets believe again DP for life

  14. Kenchimwe

    Learn to be humble mr kalaba u can do much better in n out of party . Umuntu nimutasha Kali mwitobo. Just cool down go back to God.

  15. Son of the soil

    We all know Messrs. H. Kalaba and C. Kambwili that with all fairness they should leave ‘pf’ alone and concentrate on building their respective parties.

  16. tk

    All dos frm pf ,let dem join in opposition parts coz 2021 it will b something else we want change.

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  19. panyo pa PF

    Panyo pa PF

  20. Fines @ five,five

    Comment,,,,,,,,,,Thax PF for expelling Harry but ba Mwila multi ba Ushi bone from Luapula how come you are chopping your brothers
    This is Politics tomorrow you meet in the street boy mwila
    If you think PF will exist for 20+ yes as mmd or unip Because there were guys big brains but chapwisha mmd ni ci byekubweku Rupia tombs noko
    Mwanza wasa the great abashala MAFI MA BWETETE mulwila amafi Ku state house bafikala HAKAINDE ,LUNGU panyo panu nimwe mwaleta amacushi peleni mupando kuli Mergers who was a Veep before he does like Lipando
    Please mwilalya apo tamwabyele 2021 twakavote Less akesa mukuteka woooooo !! Ba pf ba upnd palibe canu kufwa bonse bafila mbolo ZANU

  21. abilima

    At least we see Party procedures being followed in PF – tell me which other Party has followed such laid down procedures?

  22. Milambo

    Are we going to manage to vote everyday

  23. Kambwilli

    Who is funding Kalaba’s marathons to Luapula?

  24. Gift Chinyemba

    Govt of Zambia

  25. Ancient

    Why do you enjoy by_elections? This is a reason why you even running away from a national dialogue.

  26. Dolla

    Pf fire them all so that you come and see 2021

  27. leo-k

    twapapa

  28. POLITICAL ANALYST

    Dear Zambian, I would like to inform you about, you about our ruling party’s secretary general who failed to convince his people from his own Constitution to vote for him remember it’s from bemba people where the first mp in pf was elected, secondly remember pretending is not a solution here in Zambia we have different number of presidents with their characters, and I don’t want to mention it I just heard about humbleness but looking out of the box, can’t you realize something? Pillars of the part are no longer belongs to their own part in the name of humbleness people like Guy Scott, Chishimba Kambwili, Barry Kalusha, MWENYA Musenge etc,l. ZAMBIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!. The truth I know Bemba people knows how to find for them nothing like receiving on the silver plate. ZAMBIAN remember what a leader from bemba land done to you ba (EXPIRED CHANGE LEADER) ECL. Be ware bemba people!!!!!

  29. money maker

    There rise an opportunity 4 me to work as presiding officer again under electoral commission……..

  30. Mr. K

    Why has it taken too long not to fire him. Mr SG? We know he is a presidential candidate in 2021 goes in churches campaigning goes to chiefs seeking support what more did you want to know. This time he is contacting his lawyers to defend him in courts of law he doesn’t want to go onto elections bcz he is a coward

  31. jose samaria

    We shall see 2021. Ikaba blood diamond

  32. Abashitina

    The more they firing members, the more they loses value. This is the advantage for the opposition political parties

  33. Umwana wamano

    Mr.mwila please be your self just because mwalipona Ku constituency yenu nomba kulakonka-konkafye abanenu nangu nibu SG nifyo awe mwitukisha pf bane tulefwaya unity twapapata

  34. Chendabusiku

    A political party is a club that has rules, If your club feels that you have erred and they decide to discipline you but you decide to stay away the the club has the right to expel you. The courts have nothing to do with it if the clubs rules are followed in expelling their member. Mr Kalaba saw this coming that is why he decided not to attend the disciplinary hearing.

  35. John

    While first of all,I congratulate Hon Kalaba for exhibiting his maturity, by not lashing to heat up his issue, expulsion. He has respected the current situation of the mourning of late vice president Lupando Mwape.

  36. Th

    I Totally Agree With The Expulson, But I Still Think pf should Pull Up Their socks

  37. jd

    naka photo fye aka shokwa

  38. evans

    what happening to mr kalaba

  39. Nephat

    What happens Mr Kalaba

  40. Moses

    He deserves it. Umulomo wakuti nabwaume, awe MWe!

  41. Amazed pipos

    Mr Kalaba will definitely go far in Zambian politics.He will outlive most of those who have sold their souls for some silver coins. All ruling partys in Zambian History have been dislodged by their former integral members,the current crop ruling party won’t be spared from this brutal fate. Change is a very constant aspect of life.It never disappoints there is always bound to be change in life either you like it or not.Frank Bwalya once said change or die Zambia,he was routinely lambasted by RB and his gang of the Doras and the like.What he meant was that if you don’t change and adapt Life will erase you or bury you.That is why Harry saw the downfall of the current regime from afar and distanced himself from the perilous fate. Long live Harry Kalaba your country needs you.

  42. mf

    do worry ba h k wina azalila 2021

  43. m f

    Baan hk ou wil be the next president in 2021 mudala

  44. Fisunge

    Please my people when one door is closed another door opens I don’t think you believe kalaba is the only person who is intelligent in this all Zambia can’t u see malanji is doing fine in the foreign ministry and better than kalaba how can he be chimbwi with double-check standard each house has its own rules and rules should be followed by anyone else in the party regardless of who they are there so many other pipo who are better than kalaba atase I can stand at the ticket of Bahrain constituency and win kalaba is not the first person to be mp in bahati let him go takwete ne inchito wanshi abatumbuka ubwingi nabansenga

  45. Mweya Kelvin

    GUYZ,AM SUPPORTING GREEN PARTY

  46. mr-i 100%

    Ndelolesha fyeee!!!! Kkkkkkkkk…..

  47. KUPUSA

    PANYO MONGA NJOKA KALABA

  48. real

    PF you’re Dogs

  49. jr

    ndeloleshafye

  50. Kapijimpanga

    The current minister of foreign affairs is doing better than you look how foolish you are you are doomed forever politically dead idiot

  51. One zed manex

    So the man will run to the courts and hide there and try by all means to still be a PF member,the part he insults in public.you are busy insulting your father that I wish I was not born from him and still tell people his my father.why not denounce him once and for all and close the chapter.

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