THE Patriotic Front on the Copperbelt has suspended Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe from the party for alleged “continued campaigns in Kamfinsa constituency”.
Meanwhile, former Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu, who has also been suspended from PF, has sought permission to report himself to the police on Monday next week.
In a letter dated October 6, 2020, PF Kitwe District Chairman Everisto Chilufya stated that Kang’ombe was also charged with insubordination for holding a press briefing when Vice-President Inonge Wina was in Kitwe.
“It has come to my attention that you have continued campaigning in Kamfinsa constituency disregarding the directive from the Central Committee memo dated November 20, 2020 which prohibited party officials from campaigning in constituencies where we have PF MPs and Independent MPs who we work with in Parliament. This has been going on for some time despite many counsel given to you to abide by the Central Committee’s directives,” stated Chilufya.
“Furthermore, you held a press briefing on Sunday, knowing full that the Republican Vice-President of our party and the Secretary General where in Kitwe on official duties. That was an act of insubordination and luck of respect on your part. Arising from the above, you are therefore suspended from the party and from all party activities with immediate effect until furtuer notice in line with our party constitution.”
Meanwhile, Mpundu asked the police to allow him report to Kitwe Central Police on Monday next week.
And Mpundu was also suspended from PF for constant campaigns in Nkana constituency and for holding a briefing whilst Vice-President Wina was in the province.
On Tuesday, Police issued a call out to Mpundu to report to Kitwe Central Police Headquarters for questioning.
This came barely 24 hours after Mpundu was warned and cautioned at Mindolo Police station for allegedly having an illegal meeting.