Kasama Member of Parliament Geoffrey Mwamba has resigned as Member of Parliament.
Mwamba, known as GBM is said to be upset by party president Michael Sata’s decision to strip him of his position as chairman for elections and member of the central committee.
He has since written to Sata informing him of his resignation.
Mwamba says he only regrets that he has resigned without consulting the people of Kasama. He claimed that he will soon travel to Kasama to go and explain to his voters. He said that he wants to concentrate on his businesses which he said have suffered due to his involvement in politics.
On Wednesday, Police in Lusaka recorded a warn and caution statement from GBM following allegations of wife battering.
But police sources say that GBM’s wife is likely to withdraw the case of assault. Sources have explained that there is pressure from the woman’s family to withdraw the case as GBM is a bread winner in the wife’s family. Sources say the woman was forced by NGOs to report the matter to police.