Zambian government harass journalist for exposing drunk minister’s son using official vehicle

Zambian government harass journalist for exposing drunk minister’s son using official vehicle

A Zambian female journalist is suffering harrassment in Ndola after exposing the abuse of s government vehicle by Copperbelt minister Mwenya Musenge.

Mwaka Namfukwe, working for a private TV station Muvi, uncovered a story that captured Musenge’s 21-year driving the official vehicle disguised as a private property at the weekend.

According to the report, Musenge’s son was driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol which was later impounded by police officers.

Some officers from the Government Office in Ndola have castigated MUVI Namfukwe for writing the story.

Justine Chibwe, the Copperbelt Government Controller of Transport, is among the
officers saying the aryicle was in bad taste.

Chibwe had yesterday Monday been pursuing the journalist to disclose how she captured the impounded New Toyota Prado Registration number ACE 9957.

The official attempted to claim the vehicle was the minister’s personal property.
However, records at the Road Transport and Safety Agency do not tally with the untruthful claim by Chibwe who was attempting to protect his boss.

Document at RTSA show that the licence number ACE 9957, which were affixed to the vehicle, does not appear in records of the agency suggesting that occupant could have removed the official plate which is supposed to read GRZ.

In fact, though with a private number plate affixed in what is not different to the style of criminals when stealing vehicles, the vehicle had a government licence number on the passenger windows.

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