-Does not know whether land is private or is a gift from Eswatini govt
– Laz not even sure if Lungu is a public or private officer ( what kind of fools are these?).
– And they are asking him to surrender private land, like seriously???
Although both Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya and Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda say the controversial piece of land in Eswatini was given to President Edgar Lungu, the Law Association of Zambia have hinged their opinion that the land in question is private.
The Association further confuses itself by stating that: “while the mere receipt of a gift of land by President Edgar Lungu does not, in itself, constitute a breach of Section 21 (1) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Commission, it will be befitting for the Head of State to relinquish the gift to the nation or the Zambian embassy in eSwatini, formerly Swaziland.”
The Law Association further places a strange demand and has said “President Lungu should gave declared the land ‘gift’ the moment it was given to him.”
The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has observed the need for a specific legislation or reinforcement of existing legislation on the issue of gifts to the Office of the President and all public officers.
Giving its opinion on the legality of the act of receiving gifts by President Lungu, the Council of the LAZ indicated that it had followed with keen interest the public debate that raged following revelations of a piece of land granted to President Lungu in the Kingdom of eSwatini.
“LAZ has noted the serious insinuations and allegations of corruption against the Head of State that have erupted following the revelations if his receipt of the said land. LAZ has further noted from various media reports that there are certain official documents in the Kingdom of eSwatini, which indicate that the land in issue of the around 90 plots owned by a company called Inyatsi Properties Limited, which land the company had lawfully acquired from another company called Rudolph Investments in the year 2017. It is also public knowledge that Inyatsi Properties Limited was awarded two contracts in the year 2015 in Zambia to upgrade and build two main roads, namely, Chikankata Road and the Ndola-Mufulira, worth billions