The Anti Corruption Commission has written to President Edgar Lungu, informing him of a report that his special assistant for political affairs Kaizer Zulu allegedly received US$200, 000 (about K1.4 million) from a Chinese national to facilitate an appointment with him.
The Watchdog revealed on March 23, 2015 that One of President Edgar Lungu’s top Aide Kaizer Zulu has pocketed US$200,000 to fix an appointment for a Chinese contractor to meet with President Edg
ar Lungu. See the article here
Zulu was removed from State House by president Michael Sata in January 2014 in national interest.
This allegedly happened less than a month after Zulu was sworn in as President Lungu’s special assistant. In a letter addressed to President Lungu, ACC director general Rosewin Wandi stated that the Commission was concluding investigations into the matter. “The Anti-Corruption Commission has been investigating a report in which Mr Kaizer Zulu is believed to have received a bribe amounting to 200,000 USD from a Chinese national to facilitate an appointment with you,” the letter read in part. “The Commission is concluding the investigation on the matter and a report will be availed to you soon.” When contacted for a comment, Zulu said the ACC was free to investigate the validity of the report and to publish the findings like they ‘publicised’ the letter to the President. “Well, if it is in public interest that the letter that is written to the President be published, go ahead and publish it. Otherwise, I have no comment on that,” he said. Asked if it was true that he received a bribe of US$200,000 from a Chinese contractor, Zulu questioned if there was a beneficiary in the alleged bribe.