Itezhi Tezhi MP Monde sworn in but UPND says he is expeled

Daring his party, UPND Itezhi Tezhi Member of Parliament Greyford Monde has been sworn in as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock by President Michael Sata.

Monde was sworn in Thursday morning at State House amid strong resistance from his party that has since declared that he is no longer their member.

The party Secretary General Winstone Chibwe announced yesterday that there is a bidding agreement that no UPND MP shall be appointed to government which the current members have agreed to adhere.

But Monde says he does not care what the party will do saying he owes his royalty to the people of Zambia and not any party or president.

Monde becomes the first MP to take up a position in the PF government.