acc CorruptionMedia Critique Mark Simuwe has charged that the fight against Corruption in Zambia has continued to remain a pipedream as the body charged with the responsibility to fight the vice pays the crusade leap service without pragmatic action.

Featuring on a Pan African Radio Programme dubbed “African News Round Up” anchored by Hermit Hachilonde recently, Simuwe alleged that the Anti-Corruption Commission’s action towards corrupt individuals depends on who is involved in the Vice.

He observed that there are many sacred cows and gross executive interference, a trend he says hampers efforts to stamp out the cancerous and evil act.

The outspoken social commentator also noted that the anti-graft fight in Zambia has been undermined due to the invisible hands interfering in the operations of the institutions that are legally mandated to curb corrupt practices in Zambia.

Simuwe stated that if the person involved in corruption is connected to the system, the Anti-Corruption Commission will be inactive because some people in Zambia are regarded as sacred cows.

He has since stressed the need to ensure inclusion of the office of the public protector is operational which was included in the amended Constitution.

“There is no fight against corruption in Zambia but there is a debate about corruption” Simuwe said

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  1. When get into power the first culprits to be arrested are these thugs at ACC for aiding and abating corruption, then all the PF leaders including their street thugs.

    Lungu, RB kambwili, Kapyongo and many others will rot in jail when I take over unless the pay back what they stole from poor Zambians.

    They will lucky if they die or I die before I take over.

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  2. ACC and DEC were only effective during UNIP. No one would build a mansion or drive an expensive vehicle without showing source of the money and whether tax was paid. Today many have amassed untraceable wealth, while ACC, DEC and ZRA look on. It’s business as usual.

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  3. These are wasting tax payers money with no tangible work. Until the constitution is changed on the way the seniors are appointed at ACC and DEC, it a waste of time even talking about it.

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  4. ACC IS A TOOTHLESS BULLDOG THAT CHASES ONLY THE SMALL PETTY THIEF. THEY ARE NOT FREE BUT ARE USED TO GO AFTER SMALL GUYS JUST TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING

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  5. Why don’t we interpret the abbreviations as ‘ALLIED CORRUPT COMMOTION’?
    THEY EVEN HAVE NO SHAME TO BELONG TO THIS COMMOTION BECAUSE THEY ARE EATING ‘DOUBLE TOBELA’.

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  6. We need to stiffen the law. Why are our leaders scared of implementing stuffer laws to deter corruption……? They are the biggest thieves that do not want to get ensnared by the same law they are capable of implementing. Same the president hiding behind immunity. If your ways and doings are clean why need immunity?

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  7. ACC is a bullet without gun powder….to much political interference from the executive hence rendering it useless.

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  8. I could not agree more with this guy “There is no fight against corruption in Zambia but there is a debate about corruption” what happened to Kambwili ?ACC only started to investigate him after he was fired .toothless ACC busy wasting taxpayers .

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  9. ACC is just a waste of money to have been established. Employees there get salaries on a silver plate.It is a shame and an imitation of serious countries.

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