Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti sponsored and hosted recalled rogue journalists who were working in Zambia’s foreign missions to write propaganda articles that criminalised and demonised then opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.
According to sources close to the evil scheme, Miti approved a special but illegal fund that financed Emmanuel Mwamba and Anthony Mukwita together with other mercenaries.
The sources, who say they have more documented evidence, wondered why Mr Miti is still at Cabinet Office when he was the one authorising fired Permanent Secretary Juliana Shoko to finance the project.
The other journalist involved in the campaign that was meant to portray President Hichilema as a satanist and criminal who ammased wealth through crookedness and corruption are Warren Simwaka (US), Bangwe Naville (India), Brian Hapunda (Russia) and Jerry Munthali (Turkey).
According to records at Belvedere Lodge in Lusaka, over K120, 000 was paid for the team’s accommodation.
The team rented a house in Woodlands area opposite Pinnacle Mall were they set up servers mirroring the Electoral Commission of Zambia servers at Mulungushi Conference Centre which they wanted to use to manipulate the entire contents of ECZ servers.
However, their scheme failed to work after a more advanced team tracked their activities and disrupted their internet connection.