Chief urges UPND not to lie about Monde’s suspension

THE UPND leadership has started backtracking on the expulsion of its Itezhi-tezhi member of parliament Greyford Monde from the party based on his appointment as agriculture deputy minister.

And chief Sinazongwe of the Tonga-speaking people of Sinazongwe district has advised the UPND not to lie to the nation that they had suspended Monde because of other charges other than his acceptance to serve in government.

UPND deputy spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa yesterday claimed the party would have no problem with its members of parliament working with government as long as they remained loyal to the party.

Mweetwa, who was among those that called for Monde’s expulsion, said that the PF was welcome to appoint UPND members of parliament as long as they consulted the party before the appointment.

“We are not saying that our MPs should not be appointed by the PF.