GBM not part of amnesty – Atanga

Geoffrey Mwamba - GBM
Geoffrey Mwamba - GBM

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary general Bridget Atanga says the lifting of suspensions of party members across the country does not include those of Kasama Central member of Parliament (MP) Geoffrey Mwamba and Member of the Central Committee Elizabeth Phiri.
On Saturday, the party announced the lifting of all suspensions of its members across the country in the spirit of harmony, peace and hard work.
Ms Atanga said the cases of Mr Mwamba and Ms Phiri do not fall under her jurisdiction and were being handled at a higher level.
“The lifting of suspensions I announced doesn’t include that of GBM and Mrs Phiri.
Those cases don’t fall under me…if you can remember, Mrs Phiri was suspended by the President, and for GBM, I don’t even want to talk about it,” she said.
But when contacted for a comment, Mr Mwamba said since his suspension is being treated differently, he would rather keep quiet.
“I don’t have anything to say as it [his suspension] is a special case,” Mr Mwamba said as he laughed.
And Ms Atanga said the party decided to lift suspensions of PF members so that it can concentrate on delivering development.
She said there were some suspensions that came about without following procedure.
“We should not just suspend everybody anyhow. Somebody should be warned at least three times before that person can be suspended.