Kambwili Fired By NDC
Controversy continues to follow Chishimba Kambwili, and this week is no different. Following the release of footage that showed him wielding racial remarks against an Indian construction worker, the National Democratic Congress has dismissed him as their consultant.
The NDC had previously hoped to field him as their Presidential candidate in 2021, however they have now sought to distance themselves from the embattled Roan Member of Parliament.
NDC’s Secretary General appeared on UNZA radio this morning and complained that Kambwili’s conduct was ‘making the party look like a party of jokers, we are not racist, and we are not xenophobic,’ he pleaded.
The NDC spokesperson continued;
“We just feel that for the time being, let us run our own affairs as a party. He will be communicated to through a central committee meeting where we will be able to meet. And for those that feel ‘no but us, we want this to be this way, we want to work with Kambwili’, they are free to do that but not under the name of NDC. NDC has its own leadership and its own members. The NDC is bigger than individual, and we expect that all those who are members of the NDC will respect the decision that has been taken and of course, we shall see how we can go about it,”
He further advised Kambwili to immediately stop issuing any statements on behalf of the NDC.
“So, this decision has just been taken to try and see how we can rectify these things. Our relationship as brothers with Chishimba Kambwili still remains. We can share a light moment together…but as a party, as NDC, we have nothing and we will have…and we want to appeal to him also that he respects the decision of the party and that he cannot, from now onwards, issue statements on behalf of the NDC. That shall only be done by myself as secretary general of the party and the party spokesperson who is Mr [Misheck] Moyo and the vice-president…,” said Musenge.