Home Affairs Minister Kennedy Sakeni says his Ministry is in possession of information on Former Finance minister Situmbeko Musokotwane’s possible conduct of tax evasion.
Sakeni has told the Police to move in quickly and ensure that the law takes its course.
“Police will be expected to expedite this investigation because documentary evidence is readily available at ZRA and I call upon the management of ZRA to assist in this matter expeditiously,” said Sakeni.
Sakeni said the Ministry also has information on other acts of suspected wrong doing in respect of the Pepsi Cola deal where Musokotwane granted the company a Tax holiday.
Sakeni said the Police and their counterparts are expected to work hand in hand with a team of legal officers and investigators at the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to thoroughly investigate the matter.
He said the ZRA Act empowers the institution to investigate and prosecutor any wrong doing and that this could best done in collaboration with other law enforcement officers
The government owned and controlled Zambia Daily Mail published a story in which it claimed that former Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane irregularly gave a K10.8 billion tax holiday to Pepsi Cola.
From the time Musokotwane told president Sata to stop issuing careless statements, the state apparatus which include the police, newspapers, government NGOs like TIZ have moved in to get him.