Opposition political parties have called on President Edgar Lungu to suspend his Special Assistant for Political Affairs Kaizer Zulu to allow the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to thoroughly investigate him over allegations that he received $200, 000 from a Chinese national to facilitate an appointment.
Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza said allegations that Mr. Zulu received about K1.4 million from a Chinese national to facilitate an appointment with President Lungu should not be taken lightly.
Mr. Mwanza said the suspension of Mr Zulu will allow the ACC to freely investigate him.Mr. Mwanza told QFM News that it is very difficult for the ACC to investigate Mr. Zulu when he is still in office.
And People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti says it is only fair for President Lungu to immediately suspend Mr. Zulu following his receipt of a letter from ACC Director Rosewin Wandi informing him about the investigation.
Mr. Mulongoti said Mr. Zulu is a civil servant who should be suspended from work if implicated in any corrupt scandal pending investigation.He said the people calling for the suspension of Mr. Zulu are not saying he is guilty of the allegations, but that since there is communication from the ACC it is only fair that the Head of State suspends him so that he can be investigated.
And UPND Youth Spokesperson Gilbert Liswaniso said President Lungu should not be seen to be shielding any person linked to corrupt practices.Mr. Liswaniso said President Lungu should assess the people who are surrounding him and ensure that they do not engage in any corrupt activities.