PF indaka to charge Kabimba fails to take off

INFLUENTIAL PF member petitions Sata to remove Wynter Kabimba immediately

THE much anticipated hearing of Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Wynter Kabimba failed to take off yesterday on account that he was not present to be formally charged, according to insiders in the PF members of the central committee (MCC).
It was felt that in the interest of natural justice, Mr Kabimba ought to be around to answer the charges against him instead of being charged and heard in his absence, which would have ostensibly appeared to be an unfair hearing.
The MCC members, however, were emphatic that the SG ought to prove his case against fellow members regarding accusations of tribalism, graft and indiscipline that have been attributed to him.
A new date shall soon be set for the hearing while at the same meeting, the MCC agreed to adopt Dr Chilufya Mulenga as the parliamentary candidate in the Mansa by-election slated for November, which was left vacant after the death of Mr Kennedy Sakeni.
The MCC commenced sitting about 14:00 hours and only ended about 18:00 hours after going through various cardinal party issues under the chair of President Sata.
December 10, 2012 – Wynter Kabimba writes to Given Lubinda accusing him of treachery
December 19, 2013 – Kabimba writes to Lubinda accusing him of passing information to foreign country
December 21, 2013 – Lubinda writes to Kabimba denying the allegations
December – PF cadres call for Lubinda’s resignation
January 5, 2013 – PF disciplinary committee interview Lubinda over an array of allegations, find him guilty and suspend him from the PF for three months but not officially communicated to.
February 23, 2013 – President Sata stands down Given Lubinda from cabinet as Foreign Affairs Minister
April – Kabimba announces that Lubinda’s three-month suspension had elapsed.
September 24, 2013 – PF cadres march for the removal of Kabimba in same style as they did for Lubinda
September 25, 2013 – Kabimba says a clique out to get him from within the party
September 29, 2013 – some party heads from 10 provinces demand that MCC hear Kabimba’s case
October 7, 2013 – MCC member Kamayoyo Oyat of Western Province demands Kabimba’s removal
October 18, 2013 – Given Lubinda breaks silence over his suspension
October 18, 2013 – MCC tables Kabimba case at State House