The ruling Patriotic Front-PF in Kasama district has with immediate effect expelled five councillors for alleged misconduct.
Provincial Vice Chairperson Peter Mwansa confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kasama yesterday.
Mr. Mwansa said the five councillors have for a long time aligned themselves to some opposition political parties, making their continued stay in the PF a mockery.
He named the expelled councillors as Evarist Chellah of Bululu ward, Fidelis Chishoma of Lukulu ward and Rose Chilufya of Chiba ward.
Others are Abraham Mulenga of Mulilansolo ward and Mutale Chibeka of Mukanga ward.
The expelled members are said to have aligned themselves with the UPND and Rainbow parties in Kasama.
Mr. Mwansa further added that the PF has since written to Kasama Municipal Council advising that the expelled councillors must not be entertained in the council as representatives of the party.
He has also called on the Electoral Commission of Zambia to declare the seats of the five councillors vacant.