President Michael Sata has appointed his wife’s niece as Zambia’s new ambassador to China. President Sata has since sworn in Ms. Getrude Kasuba Mwape.
Ms. Getrude Kasuba Mwape is a daughter to First Lady Christine Kaseba’s elder sister.
And speaking when he swore in the relative, Sata said Chinese were more clever than Zambians so she should be careful. Former Zambia National Broadasting Corporation Director General Joe Chilaizya has been acting Ambassador. Chilaizya is also married to the first lady’s niece.
President Sata openly practices nepotism which is a crime in Zambia under the Anti- Corruption Act. With the Zambian parliament probably being the most dormant in the world, nothing will happen.