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PROTUZ PRESIDENT, OTHERS ARRESTED

BY NATION REPORTER

Professional Teachers’ Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) president, Vincent Mwitumwa and the General Secretary Kangwa Musenga  have been arrested by the Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) for corrupt practices.

ACC spokesperson, Queen Chibwe said Mr Mwitumwa aged 51 of R33 Railways Compound in Monze had been jointly charged with Mr. Musenga, aged 48 of 575 off Gardenia Road in Avondale, Lusaka with one count of Aiding and Abetting.

Ms Chibwe said Mr Mwitumwa and Mr Musenga on a date unknown but between January, 1 2018 and December, 31 2020 in Lusaka jointly and whilst acting with others unknown did aid and abet Treegain Kansembe to obtain pecuniary advantage by false pretenses while in her capacity as Deputy-General Secretary for Finance for PROTUZ.

She said in a statement that Ms Kansembe purported that she possessed the requisite qualifications when in fact not.

“Further, Mr. Musenga, has been charged with another one count of unlawful action or proceedings against a whistle blower.

Ms Chibwe said the Commission  further arrested Ms Kansembe and charged her with two counts of Uttering False Documents Contrary to Section 352 of The Penal Code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

“Details are that Ms Kansembe on a date unknown but between 1st January, 2000 and 31st December, 2001 in Lusaka District,  did knowingly and fraudulently utter a false document namely a Grade 12 Certificate Index No. 0101607 to the Ministry of Education purporting that the same was genuinely issued by the Examinations Council of Zambia when in fact not,” she said.

Ms Chibwe said Ms Kansembe had also been charged with two counts of Obtaining Pecuniary Advantage by False Pretences.

“Details are that on a date unknown but between 1st January, 2016 and 31st December, 2020 being a person holding office as Deputy-General Secretary for Finance in the Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ), did by false pretenses dishonestly obtain salaries and allowances amounting to  over K1 million purporting that she possessed the requisite qualifications for secondment to PROTUZ when in fact not,” she said.

Ms Chibwe said the trio had been released on ACC Bond and would appear in Court soon.

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