Wilson Chipangura, Guest Correspondent
Zambian top politician Chishimba Kambwili has officially stepped down as the leader of National Democratic Congress party.
Kambwili made the surprise announcement on Thursday night and promised to divulge details about his next move soon.
“Let me take this opportunity to inform the nation that I have with immediate effect tendered my resignation to the central committee of the National Democratic Congress,” he said.
“That simply means that I have resigned from National Democratic Congress (NDC) with immediate effect.
“My resignation is purely personal, though in the interest of the NDC and the Zambian people at large,” said Kambwili.
The former Roan legislator is expected to rejoin the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party led by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu.
“Let me take this opportunity to thank all the NDC members for supporting me while I was president from 2017 to date. I also want to thank all the Zambians for supporting the NDC throughout the country.
“Tomorrow (Friday), I will be announcing my next political move. I thank you, God bless you and good evening,” signed out Kambwili.
The outspoken politician left PF in 2017 after a nasty fallout with President Lungu.
Kambwili has seen his political career experience some oscillations since reaching a deadlock on the mooted opposition coalition with UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.