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‘Late Chiluba’s property must be released’

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  • He said Dr Chiluba suffered injustice at the hands of his enemies and that there was no need to continue holding on to his property.

By PETER SICHALI
PROPERTIES of former President Fredrick Chiluba that were seized by taskforce on corruption should be given back to the family, Former Transport and Communications Deputy Minister Alfred Ndlovu has said.
Mr Ndlovu said President Chiluba was acquitted of corruption charges therefore it was important for property to be released to his family.

Government, he said, should intervene and ensure that property was given back to the Chiluba family.
He said Dr Chiluba suffered injustice at the hands of his enemies and that there was no need to continue holding on to his property.
“The late President Dr Fredrick Chiluba suffered injustice at the hands of his enemies when he was alive. Therefore, it is now important to correct the wrongs by giving his property that was seized during persecution back to his family,” Mr Ndlovu said.
Mr Ndlovu said those that were dealing with Dr Chiluba’s trumped up corruption cases should ensure that every bit property was released.
The former Deputy Minister appealed to President Edgar Lungu to intervene and ensure that property was given back to the rightful owners.
“The Head of State has a discretion of amnesty which he could exercise on late President Chiluba’s matter and facilitate the handing over of property to the Chiluba family,” he said.
ABOUT US$8.5 million which belonged to late President Chiluba was reportedly squandered by the Task Force on Corruption whose accounts have never been audited.
Mr Ndhlovu has appealed to parliament to move a motion to posthumously install late President Chiluba’s immunity.

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