The Patriotic Front (PF) on the Copperbelt has suspended Chingola Mayor, Mcdonald Mulongoti, from the party, following the demolition of more than 200 houses in Lulamba area.
Mr. Mulongoti allegedly authorised the demolition exercise without the resolution of a full council meeting, a move which has angered PF leaders.
PF National Youth Chairman, Chishimba Kambwili, has alleged that Mr. Mulongoti is being used by the ruling MMD to tarnish the image of the PF.
Meanwhile, the affected residents of Lulamba area have continued facing challenges of proper shelter since their houses were demolished.
The houses are believed to have been built on land meant for a cemetery.