The Zambian Voice has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to choose what kind of legacy he wants to leave in the fight against corruption.
Executive Director Chilufya Tayali has told a media briefing in Lusaka this morning that his organisation is particularly surprised that despite being aware of the corruption allegations against his aide Kaizer Zulu, President Lungu who promised to listen to people once voted into office has not taken any action.
Mr Tayali says his organization has also heard that Mr. Zulu has allegedly acquired substantive shares in a new cement plant coming up in Ndola besides his alleged purchase of a number of houses.
He says his organization is calling upon President Lungu to verify these allegations and if they are true, he should ask Mr. Zulu to explain how he has amassed such wealth which he previously did not have.
Mr. Tayali says the Zambian Voice is further calling upon the Head of State to explain how much he knows about the US$275,000 which Mr. Zulu and the late RDA Chairperson Willie Nsanda allegedly received on behalf of the ruling PF from Dalbit Oil the company that is currently contracted to supply Zambia with fuel.
He says his organization would like the President to reconcile the US$275,000 to the awarding of the oil deal to Dalbit Oil Company.
The Zambian Voice Executive Director notes that his organization is of the view that if President Lungu maintains his special aid for politics at State House in view of the corruption allegations against him; it will be reasonable enough to conclude that the President is in fact blessing such alleged corruption.
And Mr. Tayali says his organization is additionally calling upon the President Lungu to clear the mess that has been created in the tribunal investigating suspended Director of Public Prosecution Mutembo Nchito.
He says it has become clear to his organization that the manner in which the tribunal is being handled and where it is headed is an alleged abrogation of the law.
Mr. Tayali notes that it is for this reason that his organization doubts that the tribunal will be successful in proving the allegations that have been served on Mr. Nchito.