Sata’s minister, Stephen Masumba, finally expelled from MMD.

Deputy Local Government and Housing Minister, Stephen Masumba, has finally been expelled from the opposition MMD while North-Western Province Deputy Minister, Josephine Limata’s case has been differed to a later date.

Sources with the MMD have told the Watchdog that Masumba today failed to appear before the disciplinary hearing which he was scheduled to attend, a move that has further worsened his standing in the party.

Sources within the PF have also said that Masumba started campaigning in Mufumbwe a long time ago, using Local government structures in anticipation of the bye-election.

Masumba who is facing the charge of forgery pertaining to his NIPA certificate has also been promised a nolle proseque by DPP Mutembo Nchito and discontinued his case.

Sources said Limate attended the disciplinary hearing at the MMD party secretariat but her case was differed to a later date.

President Michael Sata this morning swore-in two more MMD MPs as Deputy Ministers and has vowed to continue poaching from the opposition despite protests from the former ruling party.

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