Sat 23 Feb 2013

Political fate of Zambia's FM considered following 'spying' charges

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Zambia

Political fate of Zambia's FM considered following 'spying' charges

flickr-Orin Zebest

The country's Central Committee is set to decide the Foreign Minister Given Lubinda's fate over allegedly colluding with the opposition.

Lubinda is accused of spying for the opposition and leaking confidential government information to opposition members, hostile newspapers and online publications.

He is widely expected to lose his cabinet post and membership of PF, the ruling party.

According to reports, the Lungu committee found Lubinda, once regarded as President Michael Sata's right hand man, guilty and recommended his dismissal from the cabinet and the party for "treachery."

A number of demonstrations have been staged and party officials from his own parliamentary constituency in Lusaka have threatened to physically prevent him from entering his office at the Foreign Ministry building.


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