Itezhitezhi district commissioner Roy Nangalelwa was this morning locked out of his office by irate civil servants and PF cadres accusing him of abusive language and dishonesty in political party activities, and the rift is feared to cost the ruling party the pending by election caused by expulsion from the UPND of area parliamentarian Grayford Moonde for working against his party.
Nangalaelwa who is said to have close links with PF secretary general WynterKabimba has been accused of verbally abusing government heads of departments in the district and has picked up a major difference with Moonde who he has always been threatening that he would challenge in 2016.
A reliable source from the PF Itezhi tezhi district told the Zambian Watchdog that Nangalelwa was hoping that Monde would stay in the UPND so that come 2016 elections he can challenge him but now that Monde has been expelled from UPND and may re-contest the seat on PF ticket, the DC feels uncomfortable. “DC has been trying to build a political base from the time he was appointed so that he can stand in 2016 and has always been differing with Monde so it looks now Moonde is the favourite in the PF hierarchy and this has upset Nangalelwa, the man has been running the civil service like it is his farm, he has no regards for people here and yet he is just a very young man,” said the source.
Nangalelwa’s behaviour has consistently upset the area political leadership and at one time the district appealed for his removal from the districtbut due to his alleged close connections with Kabimba, the calls have not been heeded and the party fears that if the office of DC and the political leadership do not work together, the chances of winning the forthcoming by elections are very slim.
Nangalelwa, who was supposed to attend an epidermic prevention and control meeting for all DCs in central province was unable to attend due to the ongoing conflict in itezhi tezhi.