The PF government has deported the General Manager for Taj Pamodzi hotel on allegations of tolerating a fellow Indian who was accused by the Zambian workers of mistreating them.
Mr. Samrat Datta was deported together with his wife and the chef who was allegedly mistreating Zambian workers.
Sources have told the Watchdog that one of the affected kitchen staff that reported the manager and his chef is a close relative to the first family and State House is involved in the deportation.
Mr. Datta recently spearheaded the rehabilitation of a classroom and ablution block at Lusaka Girls Basic School at a cost of K100 million that was handed to Lusaka Central MP and Republican Vice-president, Guy Scott.
Sources said they found it strange that the Manager, Mr. Datta can be heavily punished for the sins of his junior, a chef.
Pamodzi Hotel in Zambia is a subsidiary of the Indian owned Taj Hotels group of companies.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries are collectively known as Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and is recognised as one of Asia’s largest and finest hotel company.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces comprises 93 hotels in 55 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.
During his is visit to India, the Indian media reported that President Michael Sata stayed at one of these hotels after being discharged from the hospital in Ahmedabad.
The online media DeshGujarat reported that Mr. Sata was discharged from the hospital in the evening, after which he reached the Taj hotel near airport.
The deportation of Mr. Datta comes at a time when the PF government has been deporting several businessmen and prominent personalities such as catholic priest.