Scott wants explanations on maizegate scandal

Dr Guy Scott: file picture

Former vice-president Dr Guy Scott says a lot of explanations need to be made concerning the maizegate scandal.

Speaking to journalists at the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court this morning, Dr Scott said he did not believe some of the paperwork which had been presented.

“There is kafwafwa (kerfuffle) in this country. But we are watching,” said Dr Scott, who appeared as a witness in a case in which former Chongwe member of parliament Sylvia Masebo is charged with abuse of authority relating to the cancellation of wildlife hunting concessions whilst serving as tourism minister.

“There is a lot of paperwork but for me I don’t believe in that. A lot of explanations need to be made concerning the maize deal.”

On Wednesday, opposition members of parliament grilled Minister in the Vice-President’s office Sylvia Chalikosa over the maizegate scandal but she instead that government did not err in the transaction.

“Government’s role was just to issue the permit…so when you keep insisting that there were officers involved, that has not come to the attention of any investigative wings so if anyone has issues with any officer, they should relay that information to home affairs who will ably deal with the matter,” said Chalikosa, who was representing Vice-President Inonge Wina,

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