The cleansing process within PF over succession battles took ugly turns this afternoon on the Copperbelt when cadres sponsored by Chishimba Kambwili attacked the provincial minister Mwenya Musenge and his Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela.
The PF thugs ransacked the Minister and the PSs offices by disconnecting computers and accused them of belonging to the dismissed former PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba’s camp.
Only yesterday, PF media director Brian Hapunda said the party would start exposing and isolating a renegade group that has been fanning confusion in the ruling party following the dismissal of Wynter Kabimba as justice minister and secretary general.
Sport Minister Chishimba Kambwili has also accused some senior PF officials of working with the Post newspaper to cause confusion in the party.
Only yesterday, Acting president Edgar Lungu dissolved all the boards and executive directors of the PF aligned NGOs as part of the cleansing process.
Hapunda said the ruling party was fully aware that there was a clique of disgruntled individuals who were bitter that President Sata had fired Mr Kabimba and had declared war against the Head of State, his Cabinet and senior party officials.
Hapunda supported Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili’s statement that there were some renegade and disgruntled PF members who were angry that President Sata had fired Mr Kabimba and had resorted to clandestine and covert activities to divide and weaken the party before announcing their political party.
Recently in Livingstone, PF cadres fought running battles at the Civic Centre at a meeting addressing by Justice Minister and PF Secretary General Edgar Lungu.
Livingstone MP, Lawrence Evans wept uncontrollably and threatened to resign because of the confusion in the party.
And debating in Parliament recently, Chongwe MP Silvia Masebo also confessed there was too much violence in the PF and called on the party leadership to stop it.