FORMER commerce minister Bob Sichinga has hailed government for deciding to probe Glencore’s deal with Mopani Copper Mines, saying the multi-national corporation can never do a clean deal. Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Paul Kabuswe recently said government could not avoid but speculate that the deal between Mopani Copper Mines and Glencore was made in bad faith because it has left the mining giant choking. Kabuswe said Zambia was concerned about Glencore’s damaged reputation and would therefore probe its deal with Mopani. Commenting on this in an interview, Friday, Sichinga called for the revocation of the deal, saying the PF administration signed it without understanding what was contained in the agreement. “I am extremely elated that the minister has…...

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