Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili has been expelled from the ruling Patriotic Front.
Mr Kambwili confirmed his expulsion following a Central Committee Meeting held at State House on Saturday chaired by President Edgar Lungu.
Mr Kambwili is one of the founding members of the PF.
In a Facebook posting, Mr Kambwili described his expulsion as illegal.
“This is to confirm that today 22/07/2017 I have been illegally expelled from the patriotic front with immediate effect,” Mr Kambwili said.
“I will hold a press briefing tomorrow at 10:30 hours in the morning at my lusaka home in woodlands, right near state house, all media houses to be seated by 10:00 hours. Though I fall, I will rise again. Micah 7:8.”
All current Patriotic Front (PF) Members of the Central Committee except one attended Saturday’s meeting held at state house to discuss various party matters. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya said that Ms. Emerine Kabanshi sent her apologies because she was attending to other national duties.
Mr. Bwalya has confirmed to ZNBC News in a telephone interview that the meeting started at 09hrs this morning, adding that any resolutions if need be will be communicated by the Party’s Secretary General Davies Mwila who is party Spokesperson.
On Thursday President Edgar Lungu who is also party President called on all Patriotic Front MCCs to attend today’s central committee meeting. The head of state said all aggrieved MCCs’ should air their grievances during the meeting.
The President said growth of the party depends on the level of interaction amongst members.