ACC hints at appeal of RB acquittal

Anti-Corruption Commission


The Anti Corruption Commission -ACC- says it is still interested in appealing against the acquittal of Former president, Rupiah Banda.

ACC Spokesperson Timothy Moono says the Commission has already submitted their opinion on the matter to the National Prosecution Authority and is still awaiting the response.

He also says investigations into Football Association of Zambia -FAZ president, Kalusha Bwalya’s alleged 80 thousand US dollars bribery case has advanced.

Mr. Moono said the ACC is currently working with international organisations and investigating bodies on the matter.

He said other prominent cases that are still under investigations are for Mumbwa Member of Parliament, Brian Chituwo and former Zambia Railways boss, Muyenga Attanga.

Mr. Moono was speaking at the 2015 third quarterly briefing in Lusaka on Tuesday.

He noted that Zambia has made significant strides in the fight against corruption as can be seen in a number of indicators both local and abroad.

Mr. Moono said the World Bank, Moo Ibrahim Foundation and Transparency International Zambia are some of the institutions that have noted progress in the country’s graft fight.

Meanwhile, Mr. Moono said during the third quarter, 3 hundred and 87 suspected cases of corruption were reported of which 62 were investigated.

He reiterated the commission’s resolve to work professionally without fear or favour.