The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has denied reports that it is looking into allegations of corruption against two cabinet ministers.
This comes after a media conference yesterday by Munir Zulu, a Lumezi member of parliament, who said that Dr. Musokotwane and Mr. Milupi had been covertly testifying before the ACC on the USD250,000 each they had received from a certain company.
ACC, who is the source of the purported claims, refuted the allegations and then called Lumezi Mr. Zulu.
Timothy Moono, ACC spokesperson, stated that Mr. Zulu has been called to provide information regarding the alleged corruption.
“The Anti-Corruption Commission wishes to clarify information circulating in the media that the Commission is investigating the Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane and the Minister of Infrastructure and Urban Development Hon Charles Milupi over alleged corrupt practices. The information stems from a media briefing held yesterday by Lumezi Member of Parliament and Secretary General for the African Parliamentary Network Against Corruption (APNAC) Munir Zulu,” he said.
He said the Commission is not investigating the two Cabinet Ministers over any alleged corrupt practices.
“As such, the two Ministers have never been summoned by the Commission to appear before it for interrogation. The Commission takes this opportunity to call upon Mr Zulu furnish the Commission details of the alleged corruption so that investigation can be carried out. The Commission is determined to tackle past, present, and future corruption in order to rid this country of this scourge,” he said.