Patriotic Front Deputy Spokesperson and Member of the Central Committee (MCC) Frank Bwalya said it was regrettable that the party had expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili and former provincial minister Mwenya Musenge.
Speaking on the breakfast show on Muvi TV, Fr Frank Bwalya that the party had to take a difficult but stern action to instill discipline in the party
He however likened Kambwili to a cancer whose limb or toe needed to be cut off from the main body to survive.
He said Dr. Chishimba Kambwili was like a diseased part of the body that needed to be cut off.
He defended the legality of the expulsion and said when the meeting was turned into a disciplinary committee, the party Constitution was followed.
He said even if Kambwili went to the Courts of law, he was confident that the Court would not overturn the decision of the Central Committee as the decision to expel him was done properly and within the party statutes.
He said Kambwili had been written to for acts of indiscipline in the past and disciplinary action was taken by two Secretary Generals.
And Mr. Bwalya defended the decision by President Edgar Lungu for welcoming new members into the party and those that came from the Movement for Multi-party Democracy, as healthy for the Patriotic Front.
“When you are anemic and doctors give you blood transfusion, it might be referred to as new blood. In fact that is old blood because it has come from another body. So there is no such thing as old and new members especially if the party is working with cohesion and unity” he said.