Former governing People’s Party (PP) has expelled its provincial governor (North) the Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira and has since replaced him with Sherbone Mchizi in an acting capacity.
In a letter dated December 14 2015 addressed to Ngwira, PP reminded him that during a disciplinary hearing and upon lifting his suspension, the party leadership told him drastic measures would be taken against him should he continue making pronouncements or statements denouncing or demeaning the party leadership.
Last week, Ngwira, who is Mzimba Hora member of Parliament (MP) and held a national executive committee (NEC) position in PP, declared that former vice-president Khumbo Kachali should lead PP in the absence of founding president Joyce Banda.
Ironically, he was suspended over a similar declaration mid this year.
Ngwira’s expulsion letter has been signed by PP vice-president (political affairs) Uladi Mussa, who said the decision is based on his recent “undemocratic pronouncements”.
The letter has been copied to Banda, PP vice-president (finance) Ralph Jooma, PP secretary general Ibrahim Matola, publicity and administrative secretary Ken Msonda and Chituzu Nyirenda.
When called for his reaction to the expulsion, Ngwira yesterday said he was yet to receive any communication regarding the development.
He said: “I am hearing it from you so I cannot comment on something which I do not know.”
Msonda claimed the letter was e-mailed to Ngwira.