Member of the Central Committee and Chairperson for Elections Jean Kapata has dismissed her Deputy Kelvin Bwalya Fube (KBF) with immediate effect.
Ms. Kapata stated that she has become concerned with recent media statements and activities done by her Deputy without her authority or consent.
“You issued newspaper and social media statements without clearance from my office. By virtue of this letter you are required to surrender all party material and equipment that are in your possession without fail. “From today onwards, you should not speak on behalf of the party,” the letter read in parts.
KBF recently issued statements condemning the Lusaka City Council over its business relationship with Park Rite.
He also condemned government plans for a nuclear power project stating that the country had no capacity to handle safety concerns.
“We can’t handle simple disasters like Cholera, floods and bushfire, how can we handle a Chernobyl of Fukushima like nuclear disaster?”.
He also called for fresh elections in the entire PF stating that there was need for energy renewal “From top to bottom”, a statement that was immediately supported by Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili.
But on Sunday, Jean Kapata issued a strong statement condemning the sentiments and describing the calls for fresh elections as activities designed to undermine President Edgar Lungu.
During the run-up to the August 2016 elections, Kapata appointed KBF as her Deputy.
KBF is not a member of the Central Committee.
And when contacted for a comment KBF said: “I asked Jean Kapata to fire me. I am waiting for the letter of dismissal”.