ACC HAS SNEAKED SOME AMERICANS INTO THE COUNTRY TO HELP INVESTIGATE PF LEADERS – FORMER PF SG MWILA
….says UPND has failed to prove that PF stole
Tuesday, 24 January, 2023 (Lusaka)
FORMER PF secretary general Davies Mwila says the UPND administration and law enforcement agencies have collectively failed to prove that PF leaders stole public funds.
In an interview, Mwila said law enforcement agencies were now only abusing the law of “possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime”.
“First and foremost, it’s now one year, five months [but] they are still talking about stealing. The question is, who has been found guilty or convicted? It’s now one year, five months, no one has been convicted over the issue of stealing. And look at all cases that are there, I have not seen anyone that has been charged over the issue of theft. So, it is an exercise that is not going to work because government has failed to prove that the PF leaders stole from government. They have failed to prove, that’s why they are ashamed,” he said.
“With all the Drug Enforcement Commission and Anti-Corruption [Commission], Zambia police, all these institutions; they have not come up with anything to show the Zambian people that the leadership stole. The issue of property suspected to be proceeds of crime, they are actually abusing the law because they will just come at your home and say ‘this house we are getting it because we suspect that it is a proceed of crime’ without even asking where you got the money from. In short, they don’t want anyone to have money”.
And Mwila claimed that the Anti-Corruption Commission had sneaked some Americans into the country to help investigate PF leaders.
“Because they have failed, we are challenging Anti-Corruption Commission to come out [and state] why they have engaged the white people from America to come and investigate corruption. Maybe you may not be aware, they have brought in people from America who are investigating the leadership or the previous leaders who were in PF. They are going round in all the institutions and why? Because Anti-Corruption Commission and DEC have failed to perform. So we are challenging the Anti-Corruption Commission and DEC to come out in the open and tell the Zambian people what those whites are doing. Because if they want to bring FBI or any institution from America or Britain, they are supposed to get permission from Parliament. Because Drug Enforcement Commission and Anti-Corruption Commission operate under the Act of Parliament,” said Mwila.
“So, Parliament is supposed to know and give them the mandate but unfortunately, they have sneaked in those white people who are going round in these institutions trying to find out who stole from these institutions. But I can tell you that Anti-Corruption Commission, Zambia police, DEC, they have failed to find where the leaders have stolen. Yes, we have said, if anyone stole, let them recover the money but I can tell you this exercise has failed, this fight has failed and that’s the more reason you have seen that they are toning down. If you have observed, they have realised that it is not taking them anywhere”.