UPND suspends Monde

ITEZHI-TEZHI UPND member of parliament Greyford Monde has been suspended from the party and given three days to exculpate himself.

President Michael Sata on Tuesday appointed Monde as agriculture deputy minister and promised to defend him in an event that he is expelled.

In a letter dated February 15, 2013 and signed by party secretary general Winstone Chibwe , the opposition party stated that it had been brought to its attention that Monde had on numerous occasions failed to avail himself for party programmes and had failed to work effectively with the constituency and the general membership of the party.

He stated that specifically the party had charged him with destabilising the party, bringing the party name into disrepute and public odium by issuing unauthorised statements, failure to obey or carryout party instructions and activities and failure to maintain a cordial working relationship with local party officials in Itezhi-tezhi.