Zambian Watchdog

Magande, Mpombo Expelled From The MMD

Kafulafuta Member of Parliament George Mpombo

As anticipated the MMD National Executive Committee (NEC) has expelled from the party its members of parliament for Chilanga and Kafulafuta constituencies following a NEC meeting held at state house yesterday.

The two members of Parliament are former Finance Minister, Ng’andu Magande for Chilanga and his counterpart George Mpombo for Kafulafuta constituency.

MMD Spokesperson, Dora Siliya announced the expulsion and withdraw of support from the two members of parliament.

She said the decision was reached at after the two members of parliament failed to show remorse over their actions of bringing the party into ridicule and disrepute.

Mrs Siliya said the matter has since been communicated to the Speaker of the national assembly.
The two members of parliament did not attend the state house NEC meeting.

Meanwhile, when contacted for a comment Kafulafuta Member of Parliament, George Mpombo described the decision as excessively irrational and emotionally taken.

He said he is game for a fair bare knuckle fight.

Mr Mpombo noted that there are so many things involved in political life.

Asked whether he would challenge the decision taken by the MMD NEC in court, Mr Mpombo said he would comment after receiving the letter of expulsion.

The former Defense Minister has recently been critical of government and President, Rupiah Banda since he stepped down as Minister.

Efforts to get a comment from Mr Magande failed as his mobile phone was switched off.

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