The Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) has suspended Austin Liato.
MMD national Secretary Richard Kachingwe explained that Liato was suspended following the discovery of K2.1 billion cash hidden at his farm.
Kachingwe said Liato has been supended from both the National Executive Committee and the party itself.
Liato has been chairman for labor.
Kachingwe said his party is equally shocked at the discovery of the money at the fomer minister’s house.
He said the MMD does not have any other details on the matter apart from what was said by the police.
He congratulated the police for the discovery and urged them to do more saying party will give then any necessary support.