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Anti-Corruption Commission Opens Major Oil Investigation

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says it will probe the ‘oil-gate’ scandal in which government lost up to K2 trillion through alleged corrupt activities in the procurement of oil and other petroleum products. The basis of the investigation is being drawn from the conclusions of Commissioner of Inquiry headed by PF Party Secretary Wynter Kabimba, which has been criticized by opponents as witch hunt.

ACC corporate affairs manager Timothy Moono says the commission will investigate the matter once it receives the report from the Wynter Kabimba-led commission of inquiry that has since been presented to President Sata.

Mr Moono told journalists in Lusaka on Tuesday that the commission will investigate the matter in which government is believed to have lost a lot of money.

“Regarding the revelation by the commission of inquiry appointed to investigate the procurement of oil, we will institute investigations once we have received the report and advise you on the outcome in due course,” he said. The announcement comes a day after TAZAMA Pipelines managing director Largeman Muzelenga’s office was locked up by some Patriotic Front (PF) youths demanding his removal as a result of alleged corruption in the procurement of fuel.

Source: Zambia Daily Mail 

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