THE Patriotic Front (PF) has given Chongwe member of Parliament (PF) Sylvia Masebo a seven-day ultimate in which to exculpate herself of allegations of bringing the name of the party into disrepute.
The seven-day period expires today.
PF secretary-general Davies Chama said in an interview yesterday that he wrote to Ms Masebo on February 16 this year to answer allegations of bringing the party into disrepute, using disrespectful language to President Lungu and campaigning against the party.
Last month, Mr Lungu suspended Ms Masebo as PF chairperson for elections for alleged gross indiscipline and replaced her with Emmanuel Mpakata.
“We are waiting for her to exculpate herself because we have already written to her. We wrote to her last week on Monday,” Mr Chama said.
He said although it has been difficult to locate Ms Masebo, the ruling party has asked her to clear her name.
Mr Chama said Ms Masebo’s case will be referred to the disciplinary committee of the central committee, which will decide her fate after the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum.
Efforts to get a comment from Ms Masebo yesterday were futile.
Prior to the January 20 presidential election, Ms Masebo endorsed the candidature of United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema.
Ms Masebo told her supporters at one of the rallies to vote for Mr Hichilema because electing Mr Lungu would be a waste of votes.
She also said Zambians would regret for the rest of their lives if they voted for Mr Lungu and accused him of destroying the PF.