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.