By JIMMY CHIBUYE
POLICE in Lusaka yesterday summoned and interrogated former Minister of Defence Geoffrey Mwamba’s daughter, Sibongile, over the tender to supply wooden poles to Zesco.
“I can confirm that we summoned Sibongile Mwamba today [yesterday]. She is one of the directors of Arizona Marketing and Distributors and the summoning is in connection with nine-metre, 10-metre and 12-metre wooden poles, which were supposed to be supplied to Zesco on a one-year running contract,” Ms Munganga said.
Ms Mwamba arrived at Zambia Police Service headquarters at 10:50 hours in the company of lawyers Makebi Zulu and Jonas Zimba and left the interrogation room around 12:00 hours.
Police public relations officer Charity Munganga told journalists yesterday that Sibongile was summoned in her capacity as one of the directors of Arizona Marketing and Distributors.
She said Ms Mwamba opted to remain silent and in turn, the police have summoned three other directors of the company to help with investigations.
And Mr Zulu told journalists separately that Ms Mwamba’s interview was in relation to the Zesco tender.
He said he is yet to make out the motive of resuscitating a case which was closed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
“We are yet to see and we will wait and see. We wait and make something out of it at a later stage,” Mr Zulu said.
Last year, the ACC closed investigations in which Mr Mwamba was investigated for allegedly soliciting tenders from Zesco to supply electricity poles.
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