Defence Minister Mpombo resigns

Mpombo kneeling before Mwanawasa. Maybe this time he has decided that it is better to die standing than live kneeling

Mpombo kneeling before Mwanawasa. Maybe this time he has decided that it is better to die standing than live kneeling

Defence minister George Mpombo has resigned.
Mr. Mpombo resigned in Ndola Tuesday citing personal reasons. Mr. Mpombo in resigning said that he does not support the attempt to make president Rupiah Banda MMD candidate for 2011. He said Mr. Banda should be challenged at a convention.
George Mpombo was energy minster in the Levy Mwanawasa regime and is one of the key persons cited in the ABSA $100 million scam.
Full details of Mr. Mpombo’s resgnation are yet to emerge.

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