The Anti-Corruption Commission arrested Mr Mfula, aged 54, of Plot 1927, 6 miles in Kabwangwe Area of Lusaka and charged him with one count of corrupt practices by public officer contrary to section 29(1) and section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 42 of 1996 as read with section (3)(e) of the Interpretation and General Provisions Act, Chapter 2 of the Laws of Zambia.
Details are that Mr. Mfula between 1st May 2006 and 31st December 2006, being a public officer namely Deputy Director Information Technology at the Electoral Commission of Zambia, did corruptly receive a total of US$90,000.00 cash as a gratification from Vik Vaid a Project Manager at Universal Print Group of South Africa.
The payment was made through a company called Aeron Limited of Mauritius as a commission for the supply and delivery of disposable booths, chairs and tables relating to the contract between Electoral Commission of Zambia and Universal Print Group.
The arrest and subsequent conviction of Mr. Mfula follows the backdrop of numerous concerns bordering on allegations of corruption involving officials at Universal Print Group, the company selected by the Electoral Commission of Zambia to print ballot papers for the 2011 General Elections in which the Patriotic Front won the Presidential elections.
Meanwhile, the ACC has arrested an Intern in the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental protection for corrupt practices involving K1, 500
Emily Chola Mbewe,30, House No. 664, Kabwata Site and Service, in Lusaka has been charged with one count of Corrupt Practices by Public Officer contrary to Section 19 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
Details are that Emily Chola Mbewe on unknown dates but between 13th January, 2016 and 20th January, 2016 in Lusaka at the Ministry of Lands corruptly solicited for and actually received K1, 500,00 from George Kashikoti as an inducement or reward to facilitate the visitation of Ministry of Lands officials to conduct an inspection at George Kashikoti’s farm with a view for the Ministry of Lands to renew his lease of 99 years.
Ms. Mbewe has since been released on Bond and will appear in court on 21st February, 2016.