BRITISH High Commissioner to Zambia, Cochrane-Dyet, has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for continuously tweeting anti- government, disparaging remarks against individuals and Zambia as a whole.
The High Commissioner who is not alien to conducted deemed unbecoming of a Diplomat by host nation’s has been summoned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs tomorrow morning.
In recent weeks, the British High Commissioner has been criticizing Zambian authority on twitter with the latest comment being support of a premature release of an intelligence raw report by FIC to the public before it was handed to the President.
Information Minister Dora Siliya recently reminded the diplomatic corps of diplomatic channels of airing their grievances but Dyet has ‘shoved it under a carpet.’
Dyet is not a stranger to controversy having been expelled from Malawi in 2011 for breaching diplomatic etiquette.
The British becomes the second diplomat to fall foul with the Zambian government after Cuban envoy Nicolas Page was recalled by his government for misconduct when he graced opposition Socialist Party event.
Sources both from the British High Commissioner and from the Ministry of Foreign affairs fear that Zambian Authorities who have in recent months demonstrated a more assertive foreign policy, may just expel the British envoy.
“Utter nonsense! FIC doing good job. Entitled to publish trends report because it’s not sensitive intelligence.”
“Admire work of #Zambia Financial Intelligence Centre. Met DG Mrs Tshuma with EU colleagues to discuss alarming 2017 trends report. #fightcorruption
“Essential #Zambian Govt takes Financial Intelligence Centre allegations seriously?. Evidence of serious corruption. Risk that political elite close ranks to hide their complicity?
More details to follow….