Opposition Alliance for Democracy and Development says the dropping of corruption cases against PF ministers Wynter Kabimba and Geoffrey Mwamba was a bad sign for the country’s zero tolerance against graft.
Kabimba and GBM were let off the hook by President Michael Sata after accusing each other of corruption. President Sata ordered the Anti Corruption Commission to stop the investigation of senior PF officials without his consent.
GBM was accused of forcing Zesco to award a tender to a company connected to him while Kabimba allegedly received huge rewards for the oil deal the government awarded Trafigura.
The ADD Copperbelt chairman Joseph Phiri said it was now common place for PF aligned individuals to be exempt from the rule of law.
Phiri cited MPs like Gabriel Namulambe, ministers Sylvia Masebo, Mwamba and Kabimba whose charges melted owing to their links to State House.
Those deemed to be on the state’s enemy list have their cases fast tracked. Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito and his associate Fred M’membe have had calls for their prosecution over the misappropriated K14 billion Development Bank of Zambia frozen out by State House.