Kambwili disciplinary hearing postponed to Monday

THE disciplinary case involving Patriotic Front (PF) Roan member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili failed to take place yesterday because the parliamentarian’s witnesses failed to travel to Lusaka.
PF deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya has said Dr Kambwili was last week slapped with charges related to alleged gross misconduct and given seven days in which to explain why the ruling party should not take action against him.
The PF asked the law-maker to exculpate himself for allegedly accusing Luanshya mayor Nathan Chanda of being a wizard among other charges.
Dr Kambwili and Mr Chanda were asked to appear before the PF disciplinary committee yesterday for the hearing.
But Mr Bwalya said in an interview yesterday the hearing was adjourned to Monday next week to allow Dr Kambwili to transport his witnesses from Luanshya to Lusaka.
“The hearing has been adjourned to Monday at 14:00 hours because Honourable Kambwili was unable to transport his witnesses from Luanshya to Lusaka,” he said.
Mr Bwalya said Mr Chanda managed to transport his witnesses to the capital city.
In a posting on his Facebook page, Dr Kambwili says his witnesses failed to travel to Lusaka because they had allegedly been intimidated.
“The disciplinary hearing that was meant to take place today has been postponed to Monday, January 16, 2016. This is due to the fact that our witnesses did not manage to come from Luanshya because of rampant intimidation,” he said.
But Mr Bwalya said the party was not aware that Dr Kambwili’s witnesses had been intimidated.
“The party showed goodwill by giving time for Dr Kambwili to transport his witnesses and we are not aware of that [intimidation of witnesses],” he said.

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