Suspended Patriotic Front National Chairperson Inonge Wina says she did not realize that being a peace maker is a crime.
Acting President Guy Scott today suspended sixteen members of the PF Central Committee for defying his orders not to hold the meeting today in Lusaka.
But Ms. Wina has told QFM News in a telephone interview that though she has not received any suspension letter from the Acting President, she has no further comment regarding the issue.
And Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe says Dr. Scott has no powers whatsoever to suspend anyone from the party saying he is just acting as President.
Mr. Sikazwe has told QFM News in a separate phone interview that the decision taken by Dr. Scott will bring more confusion in the ruling party.
He argues that Dr. Scott has no powers to discipline anyone.
He says Dr. Scott’s team though the Central Committee is afraid to go to the general conference, but that now they have hinted that they will be going to the convention that is why Dr. Scott is acting in such a manner.
The members of the Central Committee that Dr. Scott has suspended include; PF Chairperson Inonge Wina, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Steven Kampyongo, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr. Joseph Katema, Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata, Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe, Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge.
Others include; Benson Chali, Rasford Mwale, Fabian Chiposo, John Chipanga, Malozo Shichone, Willy Nsanda, James Kapyanga, Obvious Chisala, and Lazarous Chisanga.
Report by Nancy Chenga and Albert Mpezeni