President Edgar Lungu has instructed investigative wings to ascertain reports that some Ministers are involved in corruption before he can take any action.
Vice president Inonge Wina has told Parliament during the Vice President’s question time that the President cannot instantly fire the Ministers in question because the reports he has received are considered as hearsay.
She says it is for this reason that President Lungu h as instructed investigative wings to ascertain the reports.
Ms Wina says if the investigation confirms what is being alleged against the Ministers, the President will take necessary action.
She states that in the absence of any information to prove the involvement in corruption by the said Ministers, no Minister should be painted black as having engaged in corrupt activities.
The Vice President was responding to a question by Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo who wanted to know who among the Cabinet Ministers is suspected of alleged involvement in corruption.