More than 140 pieces of ivory have gone missing at the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) armoury in Chilanga in unclear circumstances.
According to a source, the ivory could have been sold to some Chinese businessmen to raise money for the patriotic front in order to finance the party’s campaign in the July 5, 2012 bye elections. Among the suspects are foreign affairs and tourism minister Given Lubinda and ZAWA director general Edwin Matokwane.
In order to disguise the scam, government and Motokwane want to accuse innocent employees.
A recount of the pieces of ivory in the armoury was being conducted by lunch hour Monday, 18 June 2012.
Yesterday, Sunday, another recount was done from about 15 hours till late.