PF suspends Mumbi Phiri for 30 days

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Mumbi Phiri

The Patriotic Front PF Central Committee has suspended party Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri for 30 days for gross misconduct and bad behaviour.

Speaking during a media briefing on Sunday Party Secretary General Davies Mwila said the decision follows allegations of Phiri’s behaviour that embarrassed President Edgar Lungu and the party while attending a fundraising event in Chilanga recently.

Phiri, a nominated MP, reportedly got inebriated during the function and treated the President and the guests to a series of head-scratching moments.

“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 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 (7) days why disciplinary action should not be taken against her following the allegations,” Mwila stated.

He explained that Phiri had admitted having been wrong and pleaded for forgiveness, but in accordance with article 74, regulation 36 (a) and Article 19 of the party constitution and disciplinary handbook on page 13, the central committee resolved to suspend her.

He said said Phiri has been suspended both from the party and position as Deputy Secretary General for 30 days effective March 24, 2018.

“In her response, Honourable Mumbi Phiri asked for forgiveness as she admitted her wrongs. She maintained the same position during her appearance before the Disciplinary Committee. She was remorseful throughout the disciplinary process and while she deserved stiffer sanctions, Central Committee took into consideration that she was a first time offender and a committed and loyal member of the Party. Honourable Mumbi Phiri has been suspended from Central Committee and from her position as Deputy Secretary General for 30 days effective 24th March 2018.”

He said the party remains hopeful that Phiri will use her 30 days suspension to reflect lessons, but warned that the PF has no sacred cows and will therefore, not tolerate indiscipline from anyone.

And Mwila has described the impeachment motion against republican President as waste of time and money as it will not succeed.

He said the UPND did not have the numbers for the motion to succeed hence the PF were not bothered by the move from the UPND.

On dialogue Mwila said PF is ready to dialogue as long as the process was spareheaded by ZCID and local institutions.

He said international organisations can take part but that ZCID should lead the process adding that the process is not about to two parties, the PF and the UPND but that it should involve all stakeholders.

Meanwhile, announced that Information Minister Dora Siliya had been appointed chairperson of the sub-committee on information.


7 Responses to PF suspends Mumbi Phiri for 30 days

  1. How does an informed person believe this when ECl nominated her as MP during this same period? what do I make of this? That it doesn’t matter what you do as appointments do not depend on it? I think my weakness is that I expect rationality in too many places.

    March 25, 2018 at 11:36 am

  2. Nice move by the party so Mumbi will realize the need to start respecting the president

    March 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

  3. This stupid senile person deserves it let her be fucked very hard during her suspension so that her cunt grows big

    March 25, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    • Does Zambian Eye have an editor? The language Jazzy has used is inappropriate. Is this the only way to make a point? And you have probably been to church today!

      March 25, 2018 at 5:05 pm

      • As much as i dont like Mumbi Phiri,she is still an elder (mother)in society …But this Jazzy guy is sick in the head…go and get medication young man…You can tell by the language you have nothing and only smelling of poverty at its highest level…You are not ok in that stupid head of yours…Zambian eye,pls avoid to publish chaps like Jazzy on this forum…

        March 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm

  4. Jazzy: Presumably you want this country to be better than it. Now assuming you replace the people you are now insulting, will the country be better than it is now? Why do you want to hold other people to standards that you are not able to observe yourself?

    March 25, 2018 at 6:58 pm

  5. The move is good, our leaders should learn to behave don’t act as if you are a 16 year old girl mean while you are a leader in society. What example are you giving, you are a mother pliz beer is not good for a civilised woman see now you misbehaved because of beer. Even the bible says beer is a mocker pliz let us women leave some of these habits to men. Coming to Jazzy pliz choose words to use, although madam Mumbi made a mistake its not good to insult her in such a manner, she is as good as your mother stop this language its not good despite her making a mistake she is still our mother.

    namalambo price
    March 26, 2018 at 9:01 am

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