By KETRA KALUNGA
THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) should not make a name over my animals, I have capacity to feed them and that is why I was given authority to buy them, says former Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo.
Mr. Lusambo said the animals that the ACC claimed were unhealthy and would not be relocated to a more suitable environment.
He has maintained that he bought those animals legally and therefore ACC should not touch them.
The ACC on Wednesday disclosed at a media briefing that the animals were found to be unhealthy after being examined by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPWL) and would be relocated to a more suitable environment.
Mr. Lusambo however denied the animals being unhealthy because he had the capacity to feed them and has been doing so for about four years.
He said in an interview that no one has authority to grab the animals from him because they were his and he had documentation to prove ownership.
“Those animals are not for the government, they are my animals and records are there at the Ministry of Tourism and I have capacity to keep them. The ACC should not make a name on my animals, bad manners, bad manners,” Mr. Lusambo said.
He said the animals would not go anywhere because it was his house the ACC seized and not his animals or any other belongings.
The wild animals found at Mr. Lusambo’s seized house include seven impala’s, two axis deers, two zebras, two puku and two water bucks.”