President Levy Mwanawasa has directed the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) to put up stern action against Finance Deputy Minister Jonas Shakafuswa for his misconduct.
MMD National Secretary, Jeff Kande said at a press briefing in Lusaka today that the President was only waiting for National assembly to do their work on the matter adding that Dr. Mwanawasa did not want to prejudice the case.
Mr. Kande said the deputy Minister of Finance’s time for discipline will soon come saying that the matter is in parliament and that if it was outside the National Assembly, the NEC would have taken action a long time ago.
He added that NEC was just waiting for parliament to do its work and then it will take action.
Meanwhile, NEC has suspended Christine Moonga, a nominated committee member for accusing President Mwanawasa of being a tribalist.
The suspension is with immediate effect.
Mr. Kanda said the MMD does not condone indiscipline from anybody in the party adding that this will not be entertained at all costs.
He said what Mrs. Moonga said in the Post of April 2, 2008 was senseless and malicious.
He further said to accuse the President that he practices tribalism was very much unfair.
Mr. Kanda said Mrs. Moonga has been given ten days to exculpate herself failure to which her case will be taken to NEC.
He added that Mrs. Moonga brought the MMD into ridicule, and contempt.