FORMER Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Wynter Kabimba has resigned from the ruling party.
Mr Kabimba’s resignation comes barely hours before the opening of the PF’s general conference in Kabwe which Acting President Guy Scott has threatened to postpone because of fears of violence.
In a short letter to acting president Scott, Mr Kabimba said he had decided to resign from the ruling party following recent events in the country but his resignation comes amid heightened speculations there is a new political party in the offing.
Mr Kabimba, who until August 28 this year was one of the most powerful politicians in the ruling party and government as Minister of Justice, has been silent since former President Michael Sata sacked him.
He said in a letter addressed to Acting President Guy Scott yesterday that he had resigned from the ruling with immediate effect.
“I wish to inform you that I have today, decided to resign from the party following recent events,” Mr Kabimba in his letter.
When Mr Kabimba was dismissed, scores of PF cadres across the country celebrated with some calling for his immediate expulsion because he was divisive to the party.
After Mr Kabimba exited, some of his loyalists such as the PF media director Chanda Mfula opted to resign from the party.
Mr Kabimba, a ‘true disciple of President Sata’, was conspicuously missing during the entire mourning period after President Sata died in a London hospital.