MMD constitution clear on Katele, says Mabenga

Convicted MMD National Secretary Katele Kalumba has declined to state whether or not he will step-down as the ruling party’s chief executive officer.

Asked in an interview with Qfm this morning whether he intends to step-down from his position following his conviction by a Lusaka Magistrate court last week on corruption charges, Dr Kalumba said he has restrained himself from issuing statements to the media.
Dr. Kalumba who is also Chiengi Member of Parliament says he could not say anything on the matter because he has chosen to remain quite.
The Former finance minister sentenced to 5-years imprisonment with hard labour for corruption last week said he will not respond to the media until further notice.
Meanwhile, MMD National Chairman Michael Mabenga says the party’s National Executive Committee will follow the party constitution to decide Dr. Kalumba’s fate in the party.
He told Qfm in a telephone interview that the party constitution is clear on the matter and that the decision of the party will be based on the constitution.
Mr Mabenga disclosed that the National Executive Committee will this week meet to discuss the way forward following Dr. Kalumba’s conviction.
Dr Kalumba together with six his co-accused were convicted by a Lusaka Magistrate court last week in a long running corruption trial.

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