The Anti-Corruption Corruption -ACC- has arrested and charged former Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo with two counts of abuse of her office.
This is in relation to the cancellation of the tender of hunting licence when she served as Tourism minister and was questioned for two hours.
In the second count Ms Masebo who is also Chongwe PF Member of Parliament has been charged with abuse of office for terminating employment contracts of senior officers at the Zambia Wildlife Authority ZAWA without following procedure.
Ms Masebo was arrested this morning when she appeared at the ACC offices in Lusaka this morning.
She will will appear in court on July30th, 2015.
Ms Masebo was accompanied by her lawyer Robert Simeza.
And Ms Masebo said her decision to cancel the hunting concession was done in the interest of the country.
She said she is ready to defend herself against what she called flimsy charges.