Correspondent|A member of the newly formed political party, the People’s Party led by former Tourism Minister, Walter Mzembi has resigned merely weeks after his appointment.
Vince Musewe who had been appointed as the party’s secretary for research and economic affairs reportedly said that the risk of being the only senior party member in the country outweighed the benefits associated with the post.
The development was confirmed by party secretary-general Lloyd Msipa who said that the fallout was driven by Musewe’s desire to get paid for holding the post. He said:
We are looking for membership not mercenaries; this is a people’s project and we could, therefore, not pay him for belonging to the party.
He said he was going to be vocal and this would affect his other sources of income, therefore, he needed to be paid. The party is not about that, so we parted ways, but it’s important for me to note that it was him who came to us expressing interest in holding that position.
Musewe also confirmed his departure from the party saying that the “risk benefits are not worth my while at this stage”.