STATE HOUSE ON CHIFIRE’S ALLEGATIONS
LUSAKA, Friday, December 2, 2011 – STATE HOUSE has advised Committee of Citizens executive director Mr Gregory Chifire to put down a formal complaint with the law enforcement agencies over the 15 million South African Rand transaction, which he is linking to a spouse of an unidentified senior military officer.
This follows Mr Chifire’s challenge that the Zambian Government comes out clean on the 15 million South African Rand, which he alleges was deposited into an FNB Bank account in Johannesburg on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by a wife of one of the senior military officers he unfortunately has not named.
As a result, State House has implored law enforcement agencies like the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to invite Mr. Chifire and engage him on these very serious concerns he has raised.
Furthermore, State House has encouraged Mr Chifire to report any suspected unlawful activity linked to the first family to the relevant law enforcement agencies
This is after Mr Chifire alleged that His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata’s son Mulenga, has purchased two luxurious automobiles among them, a brand new Jeep, both valued at K1.8 billion within a period of 60 days.
Since ascending to office, the President has frequently affirmed that his administration is determined to fight corruption and that there will be no sacred cows. Therefore, it is only appropriate and responsible for Mr Chifire as a citizen to promptly inform the law enforcement agencies and provide irrefutable evidence of wrong-doing wherever such illegal conduct is identified or suspected.
State House wishes to underline President Sata’s standpoint: “No one will be shielded from prosecution once it has been evidently established that a crime has been committed in spite of their status in society. Zambians must be equal before the law.”
For that reason, the President has appealed to the law enforcement agencies in particular, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to summon both Mr Chifire and his son Mulenga to assist with investigations.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS