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Vol 60 No 4

Published 22nd February 2019


Cash in the cabinet

President Lungu has chosen not to dismiss a minister after police found millions of dollars’ worth of cash in his home

Two weeks after his arrest on corruption charges, Zambia's Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela remains in President Edgar Lungu's cabinet. After a tip-off from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), local media reported, police found bags of cash in US dollars, Sterling, Chinese yuan as well as 5 million kwacha (about US$420,000) at Chitotela's home. He has been charged with concealing property believed to be the proceeds of crime. He denies the charges '100%'.

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