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I didn’t’ see any corruption in procurement of presidential jet – witness

By LUCY PHIRI

A STATE witness has told the Lusaka Magistrate Court that he never came across any corrupt practices in the procurement of the Gulfstream G650 Presidential jet.

Mr Kennedy Chikumbi, a procurement specialist at Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) said in cross examination that he never came across any corrupt practices in respect to the proceedings and the procurement of the Gulfstream before the court.

Mr Chikumbi was testifying in a case in which former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Stardy Mwale and five others pleaded not guilty to three counts of willful failure to comply with the law, applicable procedure or guidelines, relating to the procurement of the Gulfstream G650 Presidential jet.

Mwale, is jointly charged with Isabel Wilima Chinji, Brigadier General Michael Obister Mbewe, Brigadier General Evaristo Sakala, Brigadier General Frank Hardy Sinyangwe and Dr John Phiri and pleaded not guilty to all the counts CLICK TO READ MORE

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