OVER 20 Patriotic Front (PF) women in Eastern Province who travelled to Lusaka to denounce provincial chairperson Lameck Mangani have been suspended from the ruling party pending expulsion.
The suspension of the women from their positions as chairladies is with immediate effect.
According to the resolutions presented to Acting Republican President Alexander Chikwanda in Chipata yesterday, signed by PF district chairpersons and read by Katete District chairperson Joseph Makukula, the PF women currently in Lusaka should not be allowed to meet President Michael Sata.
The chairpersons felt that the women were being funded by the opposition MMD to cause internal wrangle in the ruling party.
“The purported trip to Lusaka by these women was not communicated to their respective district officials particularly their chairpersons.
“What came out so strongly was that all the district officials present felt that the district chairladies are being funded by the MMD and internal enemies within the party who are against the good leadership of the provincial chairperson Lameck Mangani and his team,” the chairpersons said in their resoulutions.
They stated that Mr Mangani was appointed by the party and the Republican President and he constituted a provincial team which should continue to lead until 2016 general elections.
And Mr Chikwanda called for unity of purpose among the party members.
He said President Sata was a visionary leader who also loved everybody in the party.
Times of Zambia