Zambian Voice welcomes Sylvia Masebo’s arrest


The Zambian Voice has welcomed the charging and arresting of former Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo for the offense of Abuse of Authority of Office.

Executive Director Chilufya Tayali has recalled that the charge upon which Ms. Masebo has been arrested that of cancelling Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) hunting concession licenses was well discussed by a tribunal that was established to investigate her alleged wrong doing.


Mr. Tayali, who had keenly followed the proceedings of the Tribunal chaired by Judge Roydah Kaoma, says it was clear from the evidence adduced before the Tribunal that Ms. Masebo did not follow the right procedure with respect to the operations of ZAWA.


He says his organization is of the view that the former Tourism and Arts Minister must therefore be answerable for her wrong doing.

Mr. Tayali says the Zambia Voice also thinks that the arrest of Ms. Masebo should send a message to leaders that they must not run government as if it is their personal business.

He says his organization is conversant with the fact that government has procedures that must be followed by all public workers.