We wish to refer to the malicious article that appeared in the Daily Nation dated 17th day of June, 2016 entitled GBM ‘forges’ Certificate. It is important to note that our client has never had in his possession the purported forged certificate nor has he uttered (used) such a certificate before the Electoral Commission of Zambia in his quest to be the running mate to Mr. Hakainde Hichilema the Presidential candidate for the United Party for National Development.
Let the Nation know that our client has an advanced Diploma in Finance and Investment obtained from the London School of Business and Finance. It is imperative to note that pursuant to the judgement by the Honourable Judge Dominic Sichinga in Sibongile Zulu and Electoral Commission of Zambia and Attorney General 2016/HB/24, our client exercised his rights by tendering an advanced Diploma in Business and Finance as authenticated by the Zambia Qualifications Authority to the Electoral Commission of Zambia to enable them to process his documents as running mate.
In light of the above, our client denies any interest whatsoever in the purported certificate published by The Daily Nation. Further, our client challenges the Daily Nation and its collaborators to publish the qualifications of all candidates as per the provisions of Article 52(3) of the Constitution of Zambia Act Number 2 of 2016.
Jack Jacob Mwiimbu
Muleza Mwiimbu and Company