Police give update on Zambian Airways

Police Inspector General Francis Kabonde has revealed that investigations into the defunct Zambia Airways has intensified.

Mr. Kabonde said in Lusaka Saturday that the Zambian government has written to other governments where Zambian Airways held bank accounts to seek access to those accounts.

Mr. Kabonde said the letters were written by Attorney General Mumba Malila and that the police are waiting for response from the governments which his did not disclose.

He said that once the written to government gives a go ahead, Zambian police officers will travel to those countries to go and gather evidence.

He said that the police will leave no stone unturned in finding out what happened at Zambian Airways

The police are pursuing the criminal charge of theft by agent against the airline’s directors, in contravention of Section 272 and 280 of the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

They are also investigating how the Zambian Airways in 2007 secured a $5.5 million loan through a consortium of financial lending institutions, which consisted of Investrust Bank, Intermarket Banking Corporation and the Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ).

So far the police have recorded a warn and caution statement from directors of the airline Fred Mmembe and Mutembo Nchito.

Boeing 737-244. Unable to fly any more

Boeing 737-244. Unable to fly any more

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