Mumbi Phiri Suspension Removed
PF Secretary General Davies Mwila has announced the lifting of the suspension of the party’s Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri.
Phiri was issued with a 30-day suspension on the grounds of gross misconduct following a party fundraiser in Chilanga, from which reports of Phiri’s intoxicated state and jibes at the President emerged.
“Following allegations of gross misconduct and impropriety levelled against Hon Mumbi Phiri arising from her conduct at a Party fundraising event in Chilanga District, which event was graced by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia and Party President for the Patriotic Front Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, a report was tabled before Central Committee to effect the necessary sanction. On 5th March 2018, Honourable Mumbi Phiri was requested to exculpate herself of the alleged bad behaviour reported to have caused embarrassment to the party President and the party membership at large and she was further asked to show cause within seven days why disciplinary action should not be taken against her following the allegations,” Mwila ruled at the time.