DPP’s husband fired from ZRA for exposing K1m theft by boss

DPP’s husband fired from ZRA for exposing K1m theft by boss

 

Effects of corruption, outright theft and nepotism. has hit the household of Director of Public Prosecutions Lilian Shawa Siyuni.

Her husband has just been fired from the Zambia Revenie Authority (ZRA).

According to intelligence sources Mr. Kwibisa Siyuni the husband to DPP Lilian Shawa Siyuni was last week dismissed as ZRA Chief Internal Auditor for not only being Lozi but for uncovering a scandal in which ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda’s wife bought furniture at East Park Mall for K1million which was paid for by ZRA. The furniture might have been put in the wife’s name but the thief here is Kingsley Chanda himself.

The source said Mr. Siyuni, a qualified Auditor who had recently returned from the United Kingdom where he worked for Globally reknowned Auditing Firm KPMG discovered that Mrs. Chanda bought furniture at one of the Furniture Shop at East Park Mall at K1million which was paid for by ZRA. Being the Chief Internal Auditor, he presents audit querries to the audit committee of the ZRA board and not management.

A month ago Mr. Siyuni who probably thought Zambia is like the United Kingdom where good Corporate Governance is championed presented the report to the Audit Committee of the ZRA board which is headed by Lusaka Lawyer Alfred J J Lungu of Chilupe and Company. What Mr. Siyuni did not know was that Mr. Alfred Lungu who is also Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) Board Chairperson and Kingsley Chanda are Birds of the same Feathers. They are both Alexander Chikwanda’s people are well known tribalist. Mr. Lungu was appointed LuSE Board Chairperson by Mr. Chikwanda then as Finance Minister. It is Chikwanda who also nominated him to sit on the ZRA Board which is Chaired by Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe who was also appointed by Chikwanda. Kingsley Chanda was appointed ZRA Commissioner General by Mr. Chikwanda as well. The source further said Mr. Lungu decided to take the confidential audit report to Mr. Chanda who then charged Mr. Siyuni for not tabling the audit query with him. Mr. Siyuni exonerated himself that he was not obliged to present the report to management but to the board. Unfortunately Mr. Siyuni had a feel of the PF corruption and was dismissed last week. Meanwhile, some ZRA officials have called for Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe to resign as ZRA Board Chair because of conflict of interest. The ZRA officials allege that as COMESA SG Ms. Kapwepwe also interacts with other Revenue Authorities from the member states. As you await the Anti Corruption Commission stage managed briefing this morning, here is another food for thought. Furniture for K1million.

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