Daniel Itai – The Zimbabwe Mail
Lusaka, Zambia – Zambia’s Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya is facing a five year prison sentence following yesterday’s arrest.
The Minister was arrested and charged with four counts of possession of property reasonably suspected of being the proceeds of crime.
However, the Minister was later released after posting bail and is expected to appear before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court on the 9th of July.
“The arrest follows investigations the Commission has been conducting against the Minister in relation to the allegations of being in the possession of property reasonably suspected of being the proceeds of crime,” said Jonathan Siame, spokesperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Earlier on this week, many youths in the country issued out a statement against corruption through their formulated Zambian Youth Charter.
In the Charter, the youths stated that they were heavily concerned with the increased levels of unemployment, grand corruption and infringement on human rights, among other issues currently affecting the country.
“We refuse to tolerate the abuse of public resources when a number of young people are starving in public universities for lack of money and we continue to see and hear corruption allegations among top government leaders but no tangible results or actions to curb this evil,” read some parts of the Charter.