Police studying matter of leaked classified govt letter

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The Zambia Police says it is studying the matter in which a classified government document from State House was recently leaked through the media by unknown people.

On Tuesday the 26th of August, during a media briefing held in Lusaka Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda implored law enforcement agencies to establish how a classified letter he wrote to President Michael Sata in which he sought for his Ministry to instruct the Commissioner General of the Zambia Revenue Authority to streamline Value Added Tax General Administration Rule number 18, got into the possession of unauthorized persons.

Police acting spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo has told Qfm news in an interview it will not be until the Police concludes its studying of the matter will it be known what course of action the Police will take.

Ms. Katongo, who could not disclose how long it will take the police to study the matter, has however noted that the Police will soon issue a comprehensive statement on the matter.

She says for now the Police cannot give any further details.

( Wednesday 27th August 2014 )