Acting president Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect dissolved the Wynter Kabimba appointed boards and executive directors of PF aligned NGOs as he cements his grip on the ruling party currently embroiled in succession battles following the ailing health of president Michael Sata.
The PF aligned NGOs who have been affected are Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) in Kabulonga, the Data Centre that managed PF’s PVT, Research Bureau and National Project for Poverty Reduction (NPPR) located near ZESCO.
NPPR is a PF NGO which is a Chinese Intelligence funded unit that is involved in clandestine activities on behalf of the ruling party.
All these NGOs were secretly involved in clandestine activities including rigging for the ruling PF and support to the office of the Secretary General but were appointed by former PF Secretary General Kabimba.
Kabimba was dismissed from PF inner-circle leaving his friends at the Post newspaper crying.
But Kabimba and Mmembe’s structures in the PF government are heavily entrenched and have remained loyal to them by leaking all party secrets to Mmembe and Kabimba.
There has been calls by the PF to immediately remove the remnants of Mmembe and Kabimba from government including some top officials such as vice-president Guy Scott, Local government and Housing Minister Emmanuel Chenda, Chongwe MP Silvia Masebo, Gender Minister Inonge Wina a number of Permanent Secretaries such as Copperbelt’s Howard Sikwela, Justice PS Akafumba and almost all the District Commissioners.
Lungu is currently the favourite and most sober character to have emerged as successor to president Sata within the PF.