Chilanga cement Managing Director deported

Chilanga cement Managing Director deported

The Zambian government has deported the managing director of Lafarge cement barely a week after deporting directors of another cement plant Zambezi Portland.

Fola Esan was bundled, denied access to his lawyers and put on next flight out of Zambia Thursday afternoon.

He has not been charged with any specific offence apart from the now famous charge of likely to be a danger to Zambia.

But sources have told the Watchdog that Fola has been deported for refusing to give contracts to PF cadres and ministers.

Over 20 businessmen have been deported in the past two weeks from Zambia.

Fola has specifically differed with Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba over cement supplies.

He is being accused of a business partner of former State House spokesperson Dickson Jere, former ministers Bradford Machila and Dipak Patel.

The PF tried to deport Fola in January but minister of Home Affairs Kennedy Sakeni realised that the grounds of the deportation were fake.

As they were taking him to airport, they asked him why he travelled with former president Rupiah Banda to address a business forum to woo investors for Zambia when Banda was still president.

The PF regime is also in the process of removing Lafarge chairperson Muna Hantuba.

Lafarge is a French multinational.

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