This follows the judgement by the London High Court which found the former president liable of personalising billions of kwacha from the state treasury.
Last week, Judge Peter Smith of the London High Court ruled that Chiluba stole public funds amounting to 41 million US dollars.
Women for Change Executive Director, Emily Sikazwe said this today at a Newsmakers
Forum discussion organized by the press freedom committee of the Post newspaper.
Ms Sikazwe said even though it was constitutional that former heads of state should
be built a house, Dr. Chiluba should not benefit from the facility because he has been found guilty of plundering the country’s resources.
She said the money meant for the construction of Dr. Chiluba’s house should instead
be used to build basic infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and roads for the benefit of the people of Zambia.
Ms Sikazwe added that she would see to it that the second republican president is
not built a house because what he did by plundering taxpayers money was inhuman.
At the same forum, former University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) president
Antonio Mwanza said Dr Chiluba should not even get his salary from the government,
because he might use the same money to pay back what he allegedly stole from
Last week the London court ruled that Chiluba stole about $41million a property of
the from Zambian government.
However, Dr Chiluba at a press conference at his Kabulonga home in Lusaka, rejected
the judgement saying he does not recognise the jurisdiction of the London court as
Zambia was a sovereign state.
In his defence, Dr Chiluba dismissed judge Smith’s judgment saying it was racist and
corrupt and also accused British prime minister Tony Blair, and the entire British
political and judicial system of trying to impose imperialism on Zambia.