Govt plans to sue Africa Confidential

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The Zambian government says it will sue UK-based publication Africa Confidential for what it terms as a smear campaign against Zambia, which it blames for the country’s economic challenges.

AC has published a series of damaging articles detailing the misappropriation of funds in government ministries and departments. It has also alleged that the country is on the verge of losing strategic assets due to debt.

Chief government Spokesperson Dora Siliya told journalists at a press briefing in Lusaka today that the corruption allegations the international online publication has made against the Zambian government have contributed to some of the economic challenges the country is currently facing.

And speaking at the same occasion, State House spokesperson Amos Chanda has disclosed that President Edgar Lungu has sent ministry of General Education permanent secretary Henry Tukombe on administrative leave to pave way for investigations involving misappropriation of donor funds.

Meanwhile, Chanda has maintained that the firing of community development minister Emerine Kabanshi was administrative and not because of alleged corruption in her then ministery .

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4 Responses to Govt plans to sue Africa Confidential

  1. Sue on what grounds? The government has fired or suspended people related to the same issues that Africa Confidential reported.
    This is typical stupidity from a government with limited brain cells.
    Desperate for cash? Is this a revenue generation scheme?

    Newbie
    October 4, 2018 at 1:15 am
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    • you are cetainly the one with limited brain cells because you always fall for whatever the small dundumwezi god says and you believe without blinking.

      cozcowjr
      October 4, 2018 at 1:12 pm
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      • Yawn. Come up with better insults.

        Newbie
        October 4, 2018 at 1:45 pm
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      • Cozcowjr mwabwelapofye nelyakwanamungwa mumutwe! Can’t you see that GRZ would lose any court case related to AC reports? What they reported about corruption has come to pass. Sometimes, let’s remember we are Zambians first before we are anything else: cadres or whatever else is the basis for thoughtless comments!!!

        Mpundu
        October 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm
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