Four Zambia Sugar employees nabbed for graft

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Choma Southern province has arrested four employees of Zambia Sugar Company PLC for alleged corrupt practices involving K40, 000.

ZANIS reports that ACC PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER Timothy Moono confirmed the development in a statement released in Lusaka today.

Mr. Moono said the suspects have been jointly charged with one count of corrupt practices by private bodies contrary to Section 20 (1) as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 of the laws of Zambia.

The quartet are Alexander Han’gombe, 51, a Maintenance Foreman of House number 316 Apollo Compound, Hikanyemu Hanguwa, 45, a Service Superintendent of house number 18 Mwanachingwala Road, Felix Mubita, 42, a Liaison officer of House number 1287 West villa, and Harold Shilukukwa, 43, a Maintenance Foreman of house number 608 Kaonga Compound yard, all employees of Zambia Sugar Company PLC.

Details are that on dates unknown but between 1st January and 26th April 2014 in Mazabuka, Han’gombe, Hanguwa, Mubita and Shilukukwa in conjunction with other unknown persons corruptly solicited for K40, 000 and actually received K10, 000 cash gratification from Malaria Crispin Kabwenda, a Director at Lazpine Engineering Company, as an inducement or reward for having facilitated the award of contract for Maintaining Rollers at Zambia Sugar Company PLC to Lazpine Engineering Contractor.

He said the four have since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.

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