Monday, July 11, 2005

Corruption claims shake Zambia's ruling party

The Mail & Guardian Online reports:
" ruling party has expelled a senior member and popular politician over allegations of corruption just days before the start of a national convention called to elect a new party leadership, a spokesperson said on Monday.

Tipped to win the Movement for Multiparty Democracy's (MMD) vice-presidency at the convention starting on Wednesday, Austin Chewe was axed on Sunday night by the national executive committee in a move that could split the party."

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