|RDP trio suspended|
|Written by Staff Reporter|
|Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:50|
It’s official. The Rally for Democracy and Progress leaders, Kandy Nehova, Merjam Hamutenya and Peter Naholo, who have survived various attempts to oust them, have finally received letters yesterday (August 15) which officially suspended them from RDP activities and parliament.The letters signed by RDP President, Hidipo Hamutenya, are titled, “Yourself-Suspension from the RDP activities, and recall from the National Assembly with immediate effect”
The letter refers to the meeting the trio had on 7 August 2012 on the post mortem of the aborted peaceful demonstration the party held recently. It states that: “One issue which had not been resolved is the division in the RDP. My considered review is that the motion stands, and that you stand accused of the following charges: leadership. It was suggested that an investigation be conducted to come to the bottom of this matter.”
The trio will be investigated for allegedly “creating and encouraging factions and divisions within the RDP, assassinating the character of fellow party members, unauthorized disclosure of ECN collective decisions, defiance of NEC collective decisions, bringing the Party in disrepute by distorting decisions of the NEC and deliberate violation of the RDP Political Program, Code of Conduct and the Constitution.”
The trio was suspended from partaking in any RDP activities and has been recalled from the National Assembly with immediate effect. They will appear before the RDP Disciplinary and Audit Commission to defend themselves and will be informed of the decision taken after deliberations of the commission. None of the trio could be reached for comment.