Dr Chitala, who is also former Ambassador to Libya, at the weekend declared that he will support the PF during the presidential and general elections, and has been making public attacks against the MMD.
“The question most people are asking is why Dr Chitala has not resigned from MMD, but has instead continued to attack President Banda and the MMD. We are going to meet as NEC to talk about this issue,” Mr Mabenga said.
“Dr Chitala is a political sell-out. If the revelation made by PF president Michael Sata in a Times of Zambia story of January 30, 2004, is true, it will be difficult to know what the former ambassador is up to,” Mr Chimumbwa said.
In the story quoted by Mr Chimumbwa, Mr Sata told the Lusaka High Court that Dr Chitala informed the State about the alleged involvement of his close friend and former Zambia Democratic Congress (ZADECO) president Dean Mung’omba and Princess Nakatindi Wina in the 1997 coup attempt.
And Forum for Leadership Search executive director Edwin Lifwekelo said Dr Chitala’s shift to PF, coming shortly after announcing that he was on the Copperbelt to reorganise the MMD, confirms his fading political career.