The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a deputy council secretary in Chirundu for corruptly employing his son to be part of the poll staff during the 2016 general election without declaring interest.
According to a statement issued by ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono, the suspect has been identified as Derick Chongo, aged 53, of Mulolo Compound in Chirundu.
Moono stated that the suspect, in his capacity as part of the team constituted by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to recruit poll staff for the general elections, failed to declare interest in writing and went ahead to employ his son.
“Particulars of the offence are that in June, 2016, at Chirundu District, Southern Province of the Republic of Zambia, Mr Chongo, being a member of a panel constituted by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to recruit poll staff for the 2016 Referendum and General elections, did fail to declare interest in writing to the said panel and participated in the recruitment process in which his son, Cedrick Mwenya, was an applicant,” stated Moono.
Moono stated that the suspect has since been released on bond and the matter is scheduled to appear before court soon.