Mwanza leaves FDD, joins PF

By Staff Reporter
OPPOSITION FDD spokesperson and deputy secretary general Antonio Mwanza is expected to leave the party today and join the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
The outspoken Forum for Democracy and Development senior member was before the 2016 general election a serious critic of the PF.
But prior to that election, both himself and his party leader Edith Nawakwi started attacking a fellow opposition party, the UPND.
Since then, the FDD has taken a soft stance on the ruling party, leading to public speculation that the two parties had colluded.
According to a notice from Lusaka Province PF information and publicity secretary Christopher Shakafuswa, Mwanza would be received by the party’s deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri.
‘The Deputy SG Hon. Mumbi Phiri will be receiving Mr. Antonio Mwanza FDD Party  Spokesperson who is defecting to the Patriotic Front Party  today at 09:30 hours at the Party Secretariat.
Youu are Notified accordingly.
Christopher Shakafuswa
Lusaka Province,” stated Shakafuswa.
Yesterday, Mwanza left some of his followers in suspense, while others had a clue when he posted on his Facebook page that he had done his part.
“It is finished!
I have done my part.
I have put my heart and my soul in this thing and my conscience is clear. And iam sure that any honest human being will be proud of my contributions but i guess it’s time to go. It’s time for new challenges, new thinking and a new dawn.
Aluta Continua!!!!” posted Mwanza.