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PF factional leader, Sampa, reportedly dissolves Central Committee, assumes role of Secretary-General


A day after announcing changes to the top leadership, Patriotic Front factional president, Miles Sampa, has reportedly dissolved the Central Committee.

In a statement released Monday, Sampa said he would be announcing new interim appointments before the next extraordinary conference.

Wednesday’s edition of the Zambia Daily Mail quoted Sampa as saying: “By the powers vested in my office by Article 61 (powers and functions of the president of the party), I have, with effect from June 30, 2024, dissolved the Central Committee of the party.”

“New appointments for the positions in the Central Committee shall be announced on an acting basis prior to the next extraordinary conference, whose dates shall be announced in due course.”

“During this period, all administrative functions will be vested in the office of the party president as mandated by the PF party constitution,” Sampa stated in a notice dated July 2, 2024.

Sampa, who is the Matero Member of Parliament, advised all those with party materials such as office stamps to hand them over.

Earlier, Sampa had removed Mafinga Member of Parliament Robert Chabinga as Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Morgan Ngona as Secretary-General.

He appointed Kalulushi Member of Parliament Kampamba Mulenga as Leader of the Opposition and Lundazi Member of Parliament Brenda Nyirenda as Chief Whip.

Party member Hazel Kapata was appointed Deputy Secretary-General.

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Chabinga promised to hold a press conference when contacted for comment on the changes.

Additionally, Sampa has written to the Registrar of Societies notifying the office of the changes at the Secretary-General level.

“Please be informed that Mr. Morgan Ngona is no longer the Secretary-General of the party as from June 28, 2024,” Sampa stated.

In a letter dated June 28, 2024, addressed to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Electoral Commission of Zambia, and the Registrar of Societies, Sampa stated that he had assumed the role of Secretary-General.

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