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ZNS officer arrested over Mukula logs

A SENIOR officer in the Zambia National Service has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for attempting to export 23 containers laden with illegal Mukula to China.

Colonel Maliwa Muwanei, 45, director of operations was arrested for corrupt practices involving exportation of Mukula logs.

ACC spokesperson, Queen Chibwe said in a statement that Col. Muwanei has been charged with one count of abuse of authority of office contrary to the ACC Act No. 3 of 2012.

“Colonel  Muwanei who has since been released on bond was arrested and charged with one count of abuse of authority of office,” she said.

Ms. Chibwe said details are that Col. Muwanei with other persons on dates unknown but between June 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021 in Lusaka did abuse the authority of office by arbitrarily resolving to regularise an attempted illegal export to China of 23 containers laden with Mukula logs transported by Ackson Tembo of ACK General Suppliers.

She said this was prejudicial to the interests of the government.

Ms. Chibwe said Col. Muwanei would appear in court soon.

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