‘We’ll re­act to Kal­aba af­ter 14-day ul­ti­ma­tum’

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By SI­MON MUNTEMBA

“HARRY Kal­aba is at lib­erty to say what­ever he wants for now and the party will only re­spond ac­cord­ingly af­ter the 14 days ul­ti­ma­tum given to ex­cul­pate him­self over charges of al­leged mis­con­duct elapses,” the Pa­tri­otic Front (PF) deputy me­dia di­rec­tor An­to­nio Mwanza has said. Mwanza said in an in­ter­view on Mon­day that the party would only re­act and is­sue a state­ment with re­gard to the fate of Mr Kal­aba, the PF Ba­hati Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, af­ter 14 days ul­ti­ma­tum to ex­on­er­ate him­self elapsed. Mr Mwanza was re­act­ing to re­marks by Mr Kal­aba that he would not ex­cul­pate him­self for al­leged mis­con­duct say­ing PF Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Davies Mwila should stop wast­ing his time by ask­ing him to ex­cul­pate him­self be­cause that would not im­prove the lives of suf­fer­ing Zam­bians. “I will only ex­cul­pate my­self if Mr Mwila as­sures me that the price of fuel will come down,” Mr Kal­aba said. PF Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Davies Mwila re­cently is­sued a 14-day ul­ti­ma­tum to Mr Kal­aba and Lusaka Lawyer Kelvin Fube to ex­cul­pate them­selves over al­leged mis­con­duct. Mr Mwanza said Mr Mwila would re­act af­ter the 14-day ul­ti­ma­tum. “For now, we wouldn’t com­ment for a sim­ple rea­son; he was given 14 days ul­ti­ma­tum to ex­cul­pate him­self and when the 14 days elapse, that’s when the sec­re­tary gen­eral (Davis Mwila) will is­sue a state­ment. “At the mo­ment, we re­ally don’t care what Harry Kal­aba says, he still has 10 days from the 14 days. So the SG will re­spond ac­cord­ingly af­ter the 14 days,’ Mr Mwanza said, adding that “for now, Hon. Kal­aba has enough time to ei­ther ex­cul­pate or not ex­cul­pate him­self, but time for the party to act will come.”

Mr Mwanza

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