Brigadier General David Muma, the Zambia Air-Force (ZAF) general who headed the ZAF rigging squad in the presidential by-election has been rewarded handsomely.
President Edgar Lungu has appointed Muna as ZAF Deputy Commander. It was one of the first three appointments Lungu made after taking up office.
Lungu is also in process of promoting to full general Lieutenant General Eric Chimense, the ZAF commander. Chimense was key in the rigging of elections and he was the commander who intimidated former vice-president Guy Scott to cooperate with Edgar Lungu during the PF presidency fiasco.
A source in ZAF says both Chimese and Muma are from Luapula province ‘and this is the first time in ZAF that both Commander and his deputy are from the same region. Previous regimes have always tried to balance such appointment by regions.’
A few days before voting, the Watchdog revealed how Muma was distributing premarked ballot papers in certain regions. See here