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“Corrupt” ACC officer Siwakwi fired, Ex Acting D.G Muchula asked to exculpate himself

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The Anti-Corruption Commission has fired its senior Investigations Officer Christopher Siwakwi after an internal inquiry found him guilty of corruption.

Newly appointed ACC Director General Gilbert Phiri fired Siwakwi on Monday and also asked former Acting Director-General Silumesi Muchula to exculpate himself on allegations of corruption.

Highly placed sources at the Commission have confirmed that Siwakwi is the first victim of the cleaning process that has started at the Commission.

“Yes he is gone, he got the letter this week on Monday and his friend Silumesi was written to and asked to exculpate himself, as you know, those two were working closely and were on top of all the dirty deals that happened here,” the source said.

The new leadership at ACC has moved swiftly to deal with the corruption taint that has engulfed the Commission by setting a Directorate of Internal Investigations to ensure all its officers adhere to the highest ethical standards.

ACC Board Chairperson Musa Mwenye said during a recent Hot FM interview that the new Directorate will help carry out internal investigations of staff members because “you can’t have corrupt people fighting corruption”.

Mr Mwenye said corrupt people should not be allowed to fight corruption.

A number of individuals and organisations had raised complaints against Mr Siwakwi alleging that he is one of the most corrupt ACC officers.

Siwakwi was implicated in a leaked audio soliciting for a bride from then Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela in 2019 in order to drop an investigation against Mr Chitotela.

He was also implicated in the disappearance of around US$9,000 from the ACC vault in unexplained circumstances.

He is also the same officer who is accused of having pointed a gun and threatened to shoot Amos Chanda’s wife when he went to search property as part of an investigation.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Honourable Munir Zulu sang this song for a long time,he was Not taken seriously it was thought to be political which hunt now the truth has come out

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  2. The next cow that must be investigated is that was called Esther Nyawa Lungu, just where the hell did she find the money to build all those flats? Not even proceeds of oral se.x through those yawning nostrils if hers can make such money!

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    • Lack of reasoning. This is a respectable woman and a mother and wife. Yes she needs to explain herself but those insults prove that some people find it hard to reason as a result insults are the only way they make their presence known which is very wrong.

    • Lack of reasoning. This is a respectable woman and a mother and wife. Yes she needs to explain herself but those insults prove that some people find it hard to reason as a result insults are the only way they make their presence felt which is very wrong.

    • No need to insult former first lady please! Give respect. I am not PF, i am UPND, but this language to a former first lady or any woman for that matter is simply unacceptsble.
      Yes we are all anxious to know the source of funds for Mama Esther’s wealth, even for her own good. But no insults on anybody.

    • Kaunjami is just a mere t0nga upnd f00l. When you insult women like the former first lady you get cursed. I can assure you that your parents and anyone close to you will die soon. Mark my words. There is death roaming around you and I can feel it. You will lose someone close to you

  3. We need to set up an internal affairs department separate from these wings…imagine if this Acting Director of ACC got the job how were internal investigatings going to be undertaken. ACC can not be investigating themselves via internal department as the place is rotten to the core.

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