President Michel Sata says he ‘hopes’ the police will interrogate former vice-president Nevers Mumba once he arrives inZambia.
Sata says there are financial irregularities at the Zambian High commission in Canada where Mumba has been ambassador until a few weeks ago when Sata fired him.
Mumba is said to be the front runner in the battle for the MMD presidency.
But Sata claimed that Mumba has been resisting his recall but now intends to come ‘home on a private visit for some political engagements’.
In a statement sent by his mouth-piece George Chellah, Sata said that he has received information that point to serious financial impropriety at the Mission in Toronto.
“The President hopes that Dr Mumba’s impending visit to Zambia will provide law enforcement agencies an opportunity to engage him on the financial matters at the mission, he supervised as High Commissioner until his recent recall’, read part of the statement.
Sata also said he hoped Mumba’s visit is self sponsored.
He said the state shall recover from Mumba any taxpayer’s money that would be spent on ‘this purely private adventure’.